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Your Complete Guide To The Boodles Challenge

The Boodles Tennis Challenge grand stand

The Boodles Tennis Challenge, returns once again to Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire this summer, between 25th – 29th June 2024. A Highlight in the tennis calendar, this garden party get-together, brings a touch of lavish luxury in sublime settings.

The five-day non-competitive tennis event is known for its laid-back feel and luxury hospitality, making it a favourite with international players and visitors alike.

After all, where else could you rub shoulders with world-class players, whilst having your flute of champagne being topped up!? This is what makes Boodles tennis 2024, one of the most relaxed and enjoyable events in the tennis schedule and social calendar.

Lorenzo Mussetti serving at The Boodles Tennis Challenge

Inviting elite players, The Boodles always attracts a stellar line-up of talent. Boodles tennis players 2023 player list included Holger Rune, Stefano Tsitsipas, Andre Rublev, Hubert Hurkacz etc . Previous players have included Novak Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov. This years’ line-up is yet to be revealed. However you can stay up to date by checking for news section of the Boodles website.

As a prelude to Wimbledon, Boodles tennis tickets are always in high-demand. So it’s wise to book ahead. In this guide, we’ll provide everything you need to know for making the most of your visit to Boodles tennis 2024.

People waiting to take their sears at The Boodles Tennis Challenge
Ladies sipping champaign at The Boodles Tennis Challenge
People socialising at The Boodles Tennis Challenge tennis tournament

The Boodles – A Brief History

The Boodles Tennis Challenge takes place in the private realms of Stoke Park Country Club. Founded by legendary sports agent Patricio Apey (Andy Murray’s former agent), and in association with Boodles luxury jewellers, the Boodles event was born in 2002. As such, it’s still a relatively ‘new’ event in tennis terms. Today the tennis challenge is managed by sport and event agency – the ACE group, who deal with all the running of the event.

Taking itself less seriously than some of the Grand Slams and other tournaments, the spirit of Boodles tennis 2021 is about enjoying the game of tennis. There is no prize pot, or points awarded to players – just the accolade of taking part and intermingling with the tennis community.

Entrance to Stoke Park Gold Club that hosts The Boodles Tennis Challenge

Matches start early afternoon, with usually three matches each day, over a five-day period. This allows non-competition players to partake in at least one match per day.

Known for showcasing some of the best talent in the world, previous players who have attended, include; Andy Murray, David Nalbandian, Fernando Verdasco, Maria Sharapova, Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Andre Agassi and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.

There’s also a number of famous faces that have also graced the event in the past. These include actors; Naomi Harris, Anna Friel, Luke Evans and TV presenter Eamonn Holmes.

To keep the event exclusive, the organisers restrict the gathering to 1,900 guests per day. And, as you might expect from a luxury event, there’s hordes of stunning Boodles jewellery on offer – worth a window shop if nothing else!

Felix Auger-Aliassime striking a forehand at The Boodles Tennis Challenge

Getting Boodles Tennis Tickets

Whether you’re after Boodles tennis hospitality, or standard tickets, there’s a host of options for prospective guests. And, since this is a small gathering, seats are always in close proximity to the action – never further than 10 metres away. This ensures you’ll get to soak up the action, wherever you find yourself.

The good news is that tickets are easy to acquire, as long as you plan far enough in advance. Boodles tennis tickets should be booked directly online, through The Boodles website. There is no ballot or queuing on the day, although on occasion, some tickets are available at the gate.

Standard Tickets

There are three options when it comes to Boodles tennis tickets, these are a stadium pass, a premium standard pass or premium box.

A stadium pass is the cheapest option at £105 ($132/€122). This provides you with entry to Stoke Park and a reserved seat, as well as access to the Garden Bar where lunch or afternoon tea is on offer.

For a little more £131-139 ( $165-176/€155-163), a Premium Standard gives you the added perk of being seated in the first six rows.

Or, if you prefer to style it out, then a premium box ensures you have a seat in a prime position, for £166 ($210/€195).

Stadium Pass£105$132€122
Premium Standard£131-139$165-176€155-163
Premium Box£166$210€195

Hospitality Packages

But, let’s not forget this is a day about treating yourself, and Boodles tennis hospitality is perfectly geared around this. Especially if you’re coming with friends or in a group, Boodles tennis hospitality is the only way to experience this luxurious day out.

Boodles tennis hospitality packages start from £338-£417 ($427-$527 /€395-€487) per person for Legends Enclosure tickets. This offers a host of perks, including; drinks upon arrival, and a delightful gourmet three-course meal under the helm of Executive Chef, Chris Wheeler. There’s also reserved premium seating, afternoon tea, reserved parking, an official programme and cancellation insurance.

But of course, there’s only one package for the ultra-elite, and that’s Boodles tennis hospitality to the Players Enclosure. This package offers next-level luxury with all the above plus; a Perrier-Jouet Champagne reception, exclusive Boodles jewellery previews, a Q&A with the tennis stars and court-side drinks brought to your lips! For the privilege, prices for individual tickets start from; £629-£708 ( $795-$895 / €735-€827).

However, there is the option of a private box for 12, which range from £5,700 to £6,420 ($7073 – $8,406/ €6,185- €7,350).

Hospitality PackagesGBPUSDEUR
Legends Enclosure£338 – £417$427 – $527€395 – €487
Players Enclosure£629 – £708$795 – $895€735 – €827
Private Box (12 persons) £7,548 – £8,496$9,538 – $10,735€8,816- €9,925

Attending Boodles 2021

For those who want to make a day of it, the Boodles 2024 event opens its doors at 11.30am daily. However, play is scheduled for 2.30pm each day, which can go on until around 6.30pm.

Stoke Park is just over half-an-hour by car from central London, located off the M4 and M40. There is plenty of parking, which comes at no cost. The venue is also well-connected from central London, taking just 18 minutes by train from Paddington station.

For those based in the south, Boodles 20214will once again put on a shuttle bus for visitors. This departs Slough Station from 11am-2.30pm every half hour, returning between 4.30-6.30pm.

For those that want to make the most of their visit, the grounds of Stoke Park itself is a stunning location to stay overnight, and can be booked separately.

In keeping with the summer tea party theme, many who come do so in floaty dresses, hip suits and glamorous outfits. Nothing is off limits except jeans, although the organisers do request ‘smart casual’. Keep in mind that the British weather can be unpredictable, so pack; sunscreen, water bottles, wraps, hats, umbrellas and rain coats, to be best prepared.

In the event of rain, and there’s less than two hours play on the day – standard ticket holders can claim a refund. Boodles tennis hospitality ticket holders will receive a 60 per cent refund, as they will still be able to enjoy most of the hospitality.

In summary, Boodles tennis 2024 promises to be another enjoyable day out, when it returns to Stoke Park this summer. As a warm-up to Wimbledon, it’s also a great chance to scope out the talent, and enjoy a preview of what’s on offer.

If you do happen to go, let us know your experience of Boodles 2024, as well as previous events, in the comments section below.

Diego Schwartzman practicing at The Boodles  Tennis Challenge

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