Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club

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Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club [1]
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 1881 [2]
Tenants
Fed Cup (1977)
Aegon International (Tennis) (present)

The Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club [3] 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.[4] The stadium court has a capacity of 8,000 people. The Devonshire Park, originally intended as a cricket ground, opened its gates to the public on 1 July 1874 and in 1879, the first tennis courts was marked out [5] 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.

In June 2016 the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and the Eastbourne council announced a £44m project to upgrade the park including a show court and new practice courts.[4]

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  1. ^ "Venues: Where to Play". lta.org.uk. Lawn Tennis Association of Great Britain. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Devonshire Park: History". eastbourne.gov.uk. Eastbourne Council Local Authority. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Clarke, James. "How has Eastbourne become a major part of the tennis calendar?". bbc.com. BBC News, Sussex, 16 June 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Aegon International: LTA & council announce £44m Eastbourne revamp". bbc.com. BBC Sport, 20 June 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Gordon, Kevin (2013). Eastbourne Through Time. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445628042. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 

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Preceded by
Spectrum
Philadelphia
Fed Cup
Final Venue

1977
Succeeded by
Kooyong Stadium
Melbourne