Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club

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Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club
the club where sport and sociability walk hand in hand
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Location Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Coordinates 50°45′49″N 0°17′00″E / 50.763686°N 0.283204°E / 50.763686; 0.283204Coordinates: 50°45′49″N 0°17′00″E / 50.763686°N 0.283204°E / 50.763686; 0.283204
Capacity 8,000 (Tennis)
Surface grass
Opened 1880's
Tenants
Fed Cup (1977)
Aegon International (Tennis) (present)

The Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club is a tennis complex in Eastbourne, United Kingdom. The complex is the host of the annual ATP and WTA Tour tournament called the AEGON Eastbourne International. The stadium court has a capacity of 8,000 people. The Devonshire Park opened its gates to the public on July 1, 1874 and in the following year, for the first time, a tennis court was marked out on its prestigious lawns. A little later in 1877 the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club set about regularising the laws of lawn tennis and produced its first tournament at Wimbledon running from July 9–16 of that year.

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Roller Skates and Rackets: EBC 1999

Preceded by
Spectrum
Philadelphia
Fed Cup
Final Venue

1977
Succeeded by
Kooyong Stadium
Melbourne