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Your guide for attending the Eastbourne International tennis tournament

 

As keen tennis fans will be aware, the 2022 Eastbourne International tennis competition will take place between 17 - 25 June 2022.

Whether you’re keen to watch the players warm up by the courtside or you want to take advantage of the summer garden party vibe with Pimms, strawberries and a picnic in the sun, it’s sure to be an unforgettable day out! From accommodation to travel, we’ve rounded up all the information you need to prepare to attend the tennis in Eastbourne.  

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Where is Eastbourne Tennis? 

Devonshire Park is home to the Viking International Eastbourne, a tennis tournament which has been running since the 1970s and acts as a warmup for the famed Wimbledon. The WTA tournament showcases the skill and talent of some of the greatest female tennis players across the globe, along with the male players from the ATP Eastbourne Tour as they prepare to compete at Wimbledon. 

Previous champions of tennis at Eastbourne International include some big names such as Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Virginia Wade, Caroline Wozniacki, Ekaterina Makarova, Kim Clijsters, and Lindsey Davenport .

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How do I get to Devonshire Park if I have Eastbourne tennis tickets?

Devonshire Park is located in the centre of Eastbourne, meaning it’s just a 15-minute walk from the city centre and Eastbourne Railway Station. 
There is a scheduled bus service to Devonshire Park while the ATP tournament is on at Eastbourne. This operates from the bus precinct near Eastbourne Railway Station, along with a special bus service from the station which also stops at major car parks along the way.

Prefer to drive? The main approach roads are the A22 from London, the A259 from Hastings, and the A27 from Brighton.  

There are two NCP car parks located at Ashford Road (not 24-hour) and Trinity Place, along with the Saffrons Cricket Ground in Meads Road. All these car parks are linked to Devonshire Park via the special bus service which operates during the Eastbourne tennis tournament. 

Disabled parking is available via booking. You will need to contact Eastbourne Borough Council on 01323 415442. The phone line is open between 9am and 5pm every weekday . 

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Where can I eat if I’m visiting to watch the tennis at Eastbourne?

Devonshire Park provides a number of refreshment areas throughout the grounds, although if you’d prefer to eat your own food, you’re welcome to bring a picnic or a packed lunch. The surrounding area offers plenty of restaurants and eateries if you’re feeling peckish after the game. Whether you’re craving curry, Thai food, or a juicy burger, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your needs . 

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Where can I stay if I’m visiting for the ATP Eastbourne?

The popularity of Eastbourne tennis means there’s no shortage of accommodation options near Devonshire Park. No matter whether you favour a cosy B&B, or a luxurious hotel stay, there’ll be somewhere nearby to suit your tastes. In the mood for a fancy hotel room? Then The Best Western Lansdowne Hotel would be a great choice. Feeling something a little more homey? Try Cherry Tree Hotel, a delightful, Edwardian style B&B.  

If you fancy watching some of the world’s finest tennis stars make career-defining moments, treat yourself to a few days away and experience the ATP tournament in Eastbourne. Book your train tickets with Southern now!

 




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