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Game, Set & Match for Eastbourne
The International Lawn Tennis Centre at the south coast resort of Eastbourne, is home to one of the most prestigious tennis venues in the World.
The International Lawn Tennis Centre at the south coast resort of Eastbourne, is home to one of the most prestigious tennis venues in the World.

Located within the historic grass courts of Devonshire Park, which have seen over a century of tennis from some of the Worlds greatest players, the new stadium provides modern spectator facilities and purpose built conference and hospitality suites.

A firm favourite with tennis stars from Martina Navratilova to Lindsey Davenport and Jennifer Capriati, the stadium welcomes tennis fans from all over the world, every year for the prestigious Hastings Direct International Championships. The Championships which are sponsored by motor insurance provider Hastings Direct, are organised by the Lawn Tennis Association and Eastbourne Borough Council, and this year run from 12 - 19 June.

Offering exclusive corporate hospitality packages during the Championships, the tournament provides hospitality guests with close up tennis action as the World’s top tennis stars compete at their last WTA tour stop before Wimbledon. Last year saw seven out of the top ten ranking women in the World compete for the coveted Eastbourne singles trophy, won in 2003 for the second year in a row by the USA’s Chanda Rubin.

From £105 per person, entertain your clients with reserved Centre Court seats, three course meal, afternoon tea and live TV link to the action on Centre Court from the comfortable surroundings of your hospitality suite. Exclusive packages are also available with your own private dining area, complimentary bar and private box facilities on Centre Court.

For the rest of the year the International Lawn Tennis Centre hosts conferences in its idyllic parkland setting with 8 function rooms seating up to 180 guests. The venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs, contains a loop system and is also an ideal breakout venue for the resorts main conference facilities next door at the Devonshire Park Centre, seating up to 1,700 in the main auditorium.

The grass tennis courts are also available for hire from April to September and are the ideal venue to entertain your clients with a corporate tennis day of tournaments or coaching, followed by a sumptuous meal in the hospitality suite tailored to your needs. Clients have previously enjoyed coaching clinics with tennis legends such as Ilie Nastase, Virginia Wade, Peter Fleming and Peter MacNamara.

Located in the heart of the hotel and theatre district, the venue is just a few minutes walk from the seafront. With over 7,400 bedspaces in the resort, there is plenty of accommodation to choose from, including the palatial five star Grand Hotel, which also offers a health club and two swimming pools.

For further information on all conference facilities in Eastbourne, visit www.visiteastbourne.com/conferences or telephone the conference office on 01323 415437. For further information on hospitality packages, telephone 01323 415437 or visit www.visiteastbourne.com/hospitality .
19 February, 2004

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