Queen's Club Championships
|ATP World Tour|
|Category||ATP World Series
ATP International Series
ATP World Tour 250 series
|Surface||Grass / Outdoors|
|Draw||56S / 32Q / 24D|
|Prize money||£640,000 (€750,000)|
The Queen's Club Championships is an annual tournament for male tennis players, held on grass courts at the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London. Originally known as the London Grass Court Championships, the tournament traces back to 1884 when a tennis tournament was held at the London Athletic Club. One year later the tournament was given the title of the London Championships, and it was held outdoors, on grass. In 1890 the tournament moved to its current location, the Queen's Club. Between 1970 and 1989 it was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit. The event is now an ATP World Tour 250 series tournament on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. From 1979 until 2008, the tournament was sponsored by Stella Artois, and thus called the Stella Artois Championships. In 2009 the tournament was renamed as the AEGON Championships following a comprehensive sponsorship deal between Lawn Tennis Association and AEGON, which also led to renaming of Birmingham and Eastbourne grass court events.
The Queen's Club Championships is held every year in June in the week after the French Open. Grass courts are the least common playing surface for top-level events on the ATP Tour (excluding Challenger Series events). The 2009 schedule included only four grass court tournaments in the run-up to Wimbledon. Alongside Queen's, there are the Gerry Weber Open, the Eastbourne International, and the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships. An additional tournament is played on grass in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, in the week immediately after Wimbledon.
Outside Wimbledon, this is the grass-court tournament with the largest draw size. In addition, it enjoys full coverage on the BBC in the UK, and was shown in High Definition for the first time in 2009. Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt have dominated the tournament in recent times, each winning four titles. Four titles is the most anyone has won at Queen's with famous names such as Emerson and McEnroe added to Hewitt and Roddick. (Seven players have won the singles 4 times each). Andy Roddick has called the courts at the Queen's Club "arguably the best in the world".
Past results 
(Note: Tournament dates back to 1890)
|1972||Olga Morozova||Evonne Goolagong||6–2, 6–3|
|1973||Chris Evert||Karen Krantzcke||6–4, 6–0|
|1972|| Rosie Casals
Billie Jean King
| Françoise Dürr
|4–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|1973|| Rosie Casals
Billie Jean King
| Brenda Kirk
|5–7, 7–0, 6–2|
Junior championship finals 
|The Junior Championship|
|2007||Uladzimir Ignatik||Gastão Elias|
|2006||Iain Atkinson||Nicolas Santos|
|2003||Florin Mergea||Chris Guccione|
|2002||Alex Bogdanović||Dudi Sela|
|The HSBC Junior Invitation Cup|
|2001||Santiago González||Andrew Banks|
|The David Lloyd Leisure Cup|
|2000||Lee Childs||Arnaud Segoda|
|1999||Jarkko Nieminen||Lee Childs|
|1998||Edgardo Massa||Wei-Jen Chang|
|The Sam Whitbread Cup|
|1997||Nicolás Massú||Xavier Malisse|
|1996||Jaymon Crabb||Arvind Parmar|
|1995||Alejandro Hernández||Jamie Delgado|
|1994||Jamie Delgado||Nicolás Lapentti|
|1993||Neville Godwin||David Škoch|
|1992||Grant Doyle||Lucas Arnold|
|1991||Leander Paes||Nicolas Kischewitz|
|1990||Andrew Foster||Dirk Dier|
Players and winners 
- Most Titles – John McEnroe (4 singles and 1 doubles).
- Most Singles Titles 4 – Josiah Ritchie, Anthony Wilding, Roy Emerson, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick.
- Most Singles Finals Josiah Ritchie (8), John McEnroe (7), Mahony, Roy Emerson (6), Lowe, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker (5)
- Youngest Winner – Boris Becker, 17 years 207 days in 1985.
- Oldest Winner – Josiah Ritchie, 38 years old in 1909 (Open era oldest winner was Jimmy Connors at 30 years old in 1983)
- Lowest Ranked Champion – Scott Draper, ranked 108 in the world in 1998.
- Lowest Ranked Finalist – Laurence Tieleman, ranked 253 in the world in 1998.
- Winners of both Tournaments – Pete Sampras in 1995 (doubles with Todd Martin), and Mark Philippoussis in 1997 (doubles with Patrick Rafter).
- Most Prize Money Received – Pete Sampras won GBP241,804 from playing at Queen's Club. Lleyton Hewitt, who is still active on the tour, follows him closely with GBP204,084.
- 22 of the last 25 Wimbledon champions have played at the Queen's Club Championships.
- Longest Final – Sampras beat Henman in 151 minutes in 1999.
- Shortest Final – Stich beat Ferreira in 57 minutes in 1993.
- Longest Match (time) – Ashe beat Mitten in 6 hours and 16 minutes in 1979.
- Longest Match (games) – Odizor beat Forget in a match containing 65 games in 1987.
Centre Court holds 6,478 spectators. The highest total attendance for the week was in 2003, when 52,553 people attended the event; The highest attendance for one day was 8,362 on 11 June 2003.
During the 2004 singles tournament, Andy Roddick set the world record for the fastest serve recorded at 153 mph (246.2 km/h) during a straight-set victory over Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan in the quarter-finals.
- Queens Club tournament.
- "Stella Artois ends 30-year tennis sponsorship". PRWeek. 17 March 2008. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- Olley, James (2009-06-05). "New Queen's Club sponsor set for a £30m revolution". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 2010-09-15.
- "Hewitt to join Nadal at Queens". BBC Sport. 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2010-09-15.
- "See the video for Sunday, 10 June 2007 – Roddick speaks near the end.". Artoischampionships.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
- LTA - Aegon Championships - Behind the Scenes with the Ball Girls at The Queen's Club
- Official tournament website
- Official AEGON Tennis Sponsorship website
- The Queen's Club website
- ATP tournament profile
- LTA tournament profile
- List of past champions at sportsrecords.co.uk