Join us in Wimbledon, the most coveted of all tennis venues, for a tour designed for both tennis enthusiasts and those who enjoy combining their tennis interest with international travel. You will have the opportunity to discover the delights of London while visiting the world class tennis club, host of the most prestigious grand slam tournament in the world. You will play on grass courts with a professional tennis instructor and relive the history of tennis with a visit to the oldest tennis court, in use, in the world.
A guided tour of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis grounds and museum, offers a unique glimpse of how the original medieval real tennis has now become a multi-million dollar professional sport, played all over the world. A tour of the grounds include: No. 1 Court, Wimbledon’s new show court; a walk up ‘Henman Hill’ to the spectacular Water Gardens, which features a breathtaking view of Central London; and finally on to Centre Court, which captures the true atmosphere of the Wimbledon experience. The Museum includes memorabilia from many famous players and includes a state of the art audio/visual Theatre showing highlights of great players in action.
Visit magnificent Hampton Court Palace. Tennis was played on this site by Henry VIII from 1528. With the installation of sodium halide lighting, the court is the best lit in Great Britain and possibly anywhere. Set in sixty acres of world famous gardens, the Palace is a living tapestry of history from Henry VIII to George II. You will be taken back through the centuries to experience the Palace as it was when royalty was in residence, from the elegance of the eighteenth century Privy Garden to the domestic reality of the Tudor Kitchens.