Anyone for tennis?
Just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, acclaimed Devonshire Park hosts six major tennis tournaments throughout the year. From late July to the end of August, players of all ages get to represent their county here in various junior and veteran events – all free to spectators.
The most highly sought-after tickets are for The Nature Valley International, held in 2019 from 21-29th June. This is when TV crews join the fans and competitors at the WTA Premier level and ATP 250 level tournament. Past years have featured John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki, who triumphed at East-bourne for the second time in 2018. But pretty much every big name in tennis has played here since 1979. British No. 1 Kyle Edmund, Andy Murray and five of the world’s top women are on the entry list for 2019, so Eastbourne looks set to host a thrilling week of tennis this summer.
All the action on the courts making you thirsty and peckish? Just a ball’s throw away from Centre Court, you can enjoy a celebratory drink at The Bar, along with an artisanal British lunch or afternoon tea in the venue’s restaurant.