Prested Hall is extremely proud to have been chosen by The Tennis and Racket Association to host The World Real Tennis Doubles Championships at its home in Feering, Essex, in April 2017.
Real Tennis (the forerunner of today’s lawn tennis) is the world’s oldest racket game, originally played in the cloisters of monasteries, with a hard handmade ball and an asymmetrical wooden racket. Today it is played on 27 courts in the UK, and at courts in the USA, France and Australia. It is a fascinating game of speed, guile and strategy, sometimes likened to a combination of squash, chess and snooker on court.
The World Doubles Championships comes to the UK every 8 years. This is their first visit to Essex.
Prested has been selected to host this prominent event because of its success and outstanding record in the field of real tennis. Dedicated and consistent support of juniors has produced 2 ladies’ world champions (the local Vigrass sisters, from Inworth, of whom Claire is considered the best lady player ever), head coach Ricardo Smith (ex the Gilbert School in Colchester), now among the top doubles players in the world. With another two progressing from our younger players, Prested has produced as many pros as almost any other club since it opened, in 1999. Prested boasts the only pair of privately funded courts ever built, and it is fitting that this event has been awarded to the club in recognition of its positive contribution to the game.
Our viewing evenings are a great opportunity for you to view Prested Hall, the grounds, marquee and bedrooms at your leisure. The events team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, come along to view our beautiful venue for your special day.
No appointments are necessary.
For further information please call 01376 573300 and ask to speak with a member of our events team.
The Hall will be serving dinner on the evening of Saturday 22nd April, from 6 – 9pm.
Enjoy a delicious three course meal in the Orangery for £25.00
Booking is essential, so please call 01376 573300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treat yourself to a delicious traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings – enjoy your meal in one of our elegant reception rooms.
Served from 12 – 3pm it is the perfect way to spend Sunday with your friends and family. Please contact reservations on 01376 573300 or email email@example.com for more information and to book.
Prices from £15.95 for 2 courses £19.50 for 3 courses.
Your Hosts, Basil, Sybil and Manuel cordially invite you to:
Eat in the restaurant run by Basil, Sybil and Manuel where the characters will serve their guests a hilarious 3 course dinner. The CHEF’S DRUNK, there’s a RAT on the loose, the HEALTH INSPECTOR is on his way and a GNOME has just turned up in the restaurant.
Basil only manages to make matters worse, Sybil has been hitting the brandy and Manuel is… Well, he’s just Manuel. Fire drills, Germans, kippers and corpses. With everything building to a typically Fawlty Towers climax. Just don’t mention the war!
Tickets – £42.95pp
Space for these events is limited, so booking is essential, please call 01376 573300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org