A boutique tennis tournament attracting the world’s tennis elite
For the 12th year, 'The Boodles' once again returned to the stunning grounds of Stoke Park this Summer for a week of spectacular tennis, champagne and of course, diamonds. The Boodles is a perfect English garden party and the hidden gem of sporting events. Taking place the week before Wimbledon, guests have the opportunity to watch some of the world’s top tennis players as they warm up for the iconic British championship, whilst enjoying the finest cuisine and flowing champagne.
With some of the world’s finest players including Novak Djokovic, Richard Gasquet, Grigor Dimitrov, Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic taking part; Sky Sports presenter Natalie Pinkham compering and award winning chef Chris Wheeler preparing the food, this year’s tournament was certainly a memorable one! Most notably Grigor Dimitrov’s match against Novak Djokovic, during which both players showed their humorous side by revealing their pre-wimbledon physiques and swinging their T-shirts above their heads, followed by some amusing impersonations of Maria Sharapova; Dimitrov’s other half. At the end of a wonderful week the, the competition came to a close and the Boodles 2013 trophy was awarded to Viktor Troicki.
The Boodles is known for the luxurious experience it offers players and guests, with world class tennis on court matched with world class hospitality in our exclusive Players and Legends enclosures – and all held in the stunning surroundings of historic Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire.
As The Boodles Challenge Tournament Director and Founder, Patricio Apey, explains: “Players love the relaxed atmosphere at The Boodles and our courts are Wimbledon standard so they know it’s great preparation for the Championships.”
For the past 12 years, The Boodles has been attracting the world's tennis elite to play in the most exclusive, intimate and luxurious grass court tournament of the summer season. Set within the beautiful grounds of Stoke Park, the tournament combines world-class tennis with a quintessentially English summer garden party. With no seat further than eight metres from the action, and with award-winning cuisine and hospitality, this is an event not to be missed. All the more reason to book your tickets for next year’s tournament. The Boodles 2014 will take place between 17-21 June at Stoke Park.
About The Boodles Challenge
The Boodles Challenge is an international five-day tennis exhibition held at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, England.
Founded by veteran sports agent Patricio Apey to help players hone their grass court skills in the lead-up to Wimbledon, The Boodles Challenge has attracted world-class players Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Marat Safin, James Blake, Andy Roddick, Fernando González, David Nalbandian, Novak Djokovic, Fernando Verdasco, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray in its 12-year history.