Now that we’re coming up to the beginning of December everyone’s manically trying to get their Christmas plans sorted and with lots of fun winter-themed things to do in London you’re not lacking for amusements over the holidays. But as you know, I’m always on the look out for the more unusual activities our capital has to offer, so when someone asked what my recommendation was naturally I said tennis!
No, I’ve not lost my marbles early this year, I really do mean tennis. The Statoil Masters Tennis is the season-finale to the ATP Champions Tour and if you’re a big tennis fan it’s the perfect evening out. Ok, it’s one of the more expensive ways to spend an evening out but depending on when you want to go tickets can start from as little as £17.50.
If you do feel like splurging then you can opt for one of the public dining packages which include stall seats, a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne on arrival, two courses from an á la carte menu at the Coda Restaurant, half a bottle of wine and water per person, coffee or tea and a souvenir programme. Plus, any event Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are attending can’t be too shabby right?
There’ll be various matches over the five days (click here for a full schedule) but highlights include Tim Henman’s return to defend his title, the Winter Whites Gala and Thursday’s Ladies Night. Other well-known players due to compete include John McEnroe, Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis, Pat Cash, Henri Leconte, Mansour Bahrami and Peter McNamara.
This is your chance to see some of the greatest tennis players in the world compete against each other at the beautiful Royal Albert Hall, so treat yourself and indulge in an evening of great food, great company, and great tennis this Christmas.
The Statoil Masters Tennis runs from 5th December to 9th Decemeber at The Royal Albert Hall. Click here for more information.