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ED fan forever
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Hi guys!

I was hoping to go to Wimbledon again this year but unfortunately I can't get that week off work:(
However I was hoping to go to this tournament instead as many top players will be playing here. Also, since Lena has played in Kuala Lumpur, she can't play in the Unicef Open in Holland like she usually did in the past. So I'm almost certain she will prepare for Wimbledon here so thats another reason I want to go;)
I was just wondering if anyone could give me any information on this tournament? What are ticket prices like? Is it hard to get tickets? Can you just turn up on the day and get tickets or must they be booked in advance?
Thanks in advance!

sportsman0811
Feb 28th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Hi there,
I've been going to this tournament for a number of years and stay there all week. It's a very good event and having the men there last year made little difference to the women's event.
You can turn up and buy tickets on the day up to about Tuesday. After that you will would be better to have tickets in advance.
The price of tickets has gone up by over 20% this year and cost 195 for a weekly ticket. That's about 250.
I have put links below for both the ticket website and also a link to hotels in Eastbourne. You will need to book a room very soon as, although there are loads of hotels in Eastbourne, they fill up very quickly for tennis week.
Anything else you want to know I will try to help but I will be away from home from Wednesday 3rd March until Monday 8th March.

http://www.lta.org.uk/Watch/AEGON-British-Tennis-Series/AEGON-International/

http://www.eastbourne.org/hotels/

These are not all the hotels but they give a good cross reference. You can probably find more by doing a search on Google for Eastbourne Hotels.

Hope this helps you.

Mary Cherry.
Feb 28th, 2010, 08:34 PM
I think tickets will be available online for the first time this year, so they'll be much easier to get hold of now (before it was a nightmare trying to get through by phone)

Tickets go on general sale towards the end of March.

ED fan forever
May 30th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Hi there,
I've been going to this tournament for a number of years and stay there all week. It's a very good event and having the men there last year made little difference to the women's event.
You can turn up and buy tickets on the day up to about Tuesday. After that you will would be better to have tickets in advance.
The price of tickets has gone up by over 20% this year and cost 195 for a weekly ticket. That's about 250.
I have put links below for both the ticket website and also a link to hotels in Eastbourne. You will need to book a room very soon as, although there are loads of hotels in Eastbourne, they fill up very quickly for tennis week.
Anything else you want to know I will try to help but I will be away from home from Wednesday 3rd March until Monday 8th March.

http://www.lta.org.uk/Watch/AEGON-British-Tennis-Series/AEGON-International/

http://www.eastbourne.org/hotels/

These are not all the hotels but they give a good cross reference. You can probably find more by doing a search on Google for Eastbourne Hotels.

Hope this helps you.

I had completely for gotten I had written this post, thanks a million for the info.
Unfortunately I couldn't book this week off work either (grumble...) so I'll have to watch the tournament on TV again as usual:(

jimbo mack
Jun 4th, 2010, 09:10 PM
i brought my tickets over the phone in april but haven't received them in the post yet. should i be worried??

karenwalker2
Jun 4th, 2010, 10:41 PM
i recieved mine and i ordered mine mid april. give them a call just to make sure there is no problem

Mary Cherry.
Jun 4th, 2010, 10:56 PM
They usually say if you don't receive them 7 working days before the event to contact them, but if you're worried I'd contact them anyway.

snowfox
Jun 8th, 2010, 01:44 PM
are the qualifiers free to go to?? are the public allowed access to the qualies??

gentzy
Jun 8th, 2010, 01:53 PM
are the qualifiers free to go to?? are the public allowed access to the qualies??

Nope...qualies are not free...check the link for the prices http://www.lta.org.uk/Watch/AEGON-British-Tennis-Series/AEGON-International/Tickets/Ticket-Prices/

Escape
Jun 8th, 2010, 04:41 PM
I always thought the qualies were free.
As they are at Birmingham and Wimbledon.

adeegee
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Hi :wavey:

I was thinking of going to the tourney on Saturday for qualifying - can anyone tell me if MD players would be practicing there if the weather is ok?

Legend1
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:22 AM
Hi :wavey:

I was thinking of going to the tourney on Saturday for qualifying - can anyone tell me if MD players would be practicing there if the weather is ok?

Hi I cant see why they wouldn't.

But like you say guess its very weather dependant.. although looking at the weather forecasts looks like you should be ok ;)

Have a good time if you do go. Im there from Sunday for a week.

flareon
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:29 PM
I live in eastbourne XD the best hotel is the cavendish and its where most of the tennis players stay. I usually go on finals day, but sadly not this year. If anyone needs any info on anything to do with eastbourne in general I will 'try' and help lol. :)

adeegee
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Hi I cant see why they wouldn't.

But like you say guess its very weather dependant.. although looking at the weather forecasts looks like you should be ok ;)

Have a good time if you do go. Im there from Sunday for a week.
Thanks :hatoff: it'll be my first time at the tourney, just heading to Brighton for the weekend so I thought I'd try and check it out for a day.

Hope you enjoy it too :)

qwertyed
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:45 PM
I live in eastbourne XD the best hotel is the cavendish and its where most of the tennis players stay. I usually go on finals day, but sadly not this year. If anyone needs any info on anything to do with eastbourne in general I will 'try' and help lol. :)
Can you suggest any good restaurants? :)

flareon
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:54 PM
There is a resturant called picasso which i personally enjoyed. And this is a link with some reviews. Its an italian resturant.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g190722-d783747-Reviews-Picasso-Eastbourne_East_Sussex_England.html

Another resturant I liked was Charlie Browns which specialises in American Food. They are very friendly however it does get a bit cramped but the food is good.

http://www.charliebrownsdiner.co.uk/

Here is there website.

Legend1
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Thanks for those :)

qwertyed
Jun 10th, 2010, 09:48 AM
There is a resturant called picasso which i personally enjoyed. And this is a link with some reviews. Its an italian resturant.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g190722-d783747-Reviews-Picasso-Eastbourne_East_Sussex_England.html

Another resturant I liked was Charlie Browns which specialises in American Food. They are very friendly however it does get a bit cramped but the food is good.

http://www.charliebrownsdiner.co.uk/

Here is there website.
Thank you very much ! :)

Super_Marion
Jun 10th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Are tickethoders allowed readmission if they leave the grounds?

And also, are there any queues?

Legend1
Jun 10th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Yea just make sure you keep hold of your ticket.

When I went last year there were generally no huge queues for anything.

Super_Marion
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Thanks Legend. With such a star-studded line-up, it's bound to be busier this year.

Legend1
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Yea possibly...

But really the only 'newer' addition to last year is Kim? Alot of the other players were there last year. Obviously with the likes of Fran & Sam doing so well it may draw a few more people in.

I take it you havent been before?

Hope you have a good time :)

jimbo mack
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:54 AM
i'm going friday, semi-finals day. praying the weather will hold up :unsure:

Mary Cherry.
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Every year I've been it's pretty much packed right from the start of play for the semis and finals (kind of rare at WTA events this year though :scared:)

And speaking of restaurants, I make a habit of going to this place:
http://www.mediterraneoeastbourne.co.uk/

:drool:

Super_Marion
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:37 PM
Yea possibly...

But really the only 'newer' addition to last year is Kim? Alot of the other players were there last year. Obviously with the likes of Fran & Sam doing so well it may draw a few more people in.

I take it you havent been before?

Hope you have a good time :)

Usually go to Wimbledon, but chose to add Eastbourne this year too.

Sure will. :)

Mynarco
Jun 12th, 2010, 10:37 AM
I want to go to Eastbourne this year (maybe wednesday or thursday). Can I buy the ticket over there? I think I won't have it in time if I order it online

Mary Cherry.
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:37 PM
I want to go to Eastbourne this year (maybe wednesday or thursday). Can I buy the ticket over there? I think I won't have it in time if I order it online

I think if you order tickets late you'll be able to pick them up from the box office when you arrive. Might be worth ringing the box office to find out, as I don't know if you'll be guaranteed tickets if you turn up on the day.

Mynarco
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:49 PM
I think if you order tickets late you'll be able to pick them up from the box office when you arrive. Might be worth ringing the box office to find out, as I don't know if you'll be guaranteed tickets if you turn up on the day.

I am still thinking if it's worth to spend 80 quid (including train tixs) to see Victoria or Aga :lol:

Mary Cherry.
Jun 12th, 2010, 06:49 PM
I am still thinking if it's worth to spend 80 quid (including train tixs) to see Victoria or Aga :lol:

If you go a day or two earlier you can see both...awful draw :sad:

Mynarco
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:15 PM
What's the difference among the categories of tickets?

spiceboy
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:18 PM
I am still thinking if it's worth to spend 80 quid (including train tixs) to see Victoria or Aga :lol:

If it is sunny the place is beautiful :hearts:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs534.snc3/30336_1495005773315_1179181819_1500890_629382_n.jp g (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1357342&id=1179181819)

Borishynikov
Jun 13th, 2010, 10:40 PM
What's the difference among the categories of tickets?

various sections of Centre Court and Ground Pass, which gets you everywhere bar CC.

Great venue, plenty of space to walk around, the players walk amongst the crowd, prices quite reasonable (especially compared to Queens and Wimbledon)

Mynarco
Jun 13th, 2010, 10:54 PM
various sections of Centre Court and Ground Pass, which gets you everywhere bar CC.

Great venue, plenty of space to walk around, the players walk amongst the crowd, prices quite reasonable (especially compared to Queens and Wimbledon)

Booked Tuesday Cat. 1 CC ticket :)
Too bad it's north court :o