The Sports Events To Book This Summer
The Sports Events To Book This Summer

The Sports Events To Book This Summer


Wimbledon, the Ashes, the British Grand Prix – all already bookmarked, no doubt, but there are other sports event to have on your radar this summer. From friendly tennis tournaments to a racing weekend at Ascot, here’s what to book now.

Cinch Championships at The Queen’s Club

If you didn’t manage to get tickets for Wimbledon, there are still some left for the Cinch Championships at Queen’s, the men’s ATP tournament in Baron’s Court. Spectators can get a look at world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz – the 20-year-old star who’s had a whirlwind year since winning the US Open last summer – as well as Holger Rune, Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, and GB players Cam Norrie and Dan Evans. Stop for a glass of Nyetimber at the brand’s double-decker bus in between matches. 

Palliser Road, Baron’s Court, W14 9EQ; 19th-25th June


Stephanie Ocallaghan

QIPCO King George Weekend at Ascot

Get your outfit ready for Ascot’s QIPCO King George Weekend next month. One of the biggest events of the season includes world-class racing and an after party at the bandstand on the Saturday evening. Guests can book enclosure tickets for the best viewing spots and access to bars, restaurants and on-site entertainment. SLMan readers can take £5 OFF a Queen Anne Enclosure ticket on Friday or Saturday using the code SL5OFF. The offer includes up to four tickets per person and just has to be booked before midnight on 27th July.

High Street, Ascot, SL5 7JX; 28th-29th July


Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic

The Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic returns to the Hurlingham Club this summer with a star-studded line-up. For the first time, the weekend programme will include two top ATP singles matches featuring Norway’s world No.4 Casper Ruud and current British No.1 Cam Norrie. There will also be legends matches starring old masters like Marcos Baghdatis, Mansour Bahrami, Thomas Enqvist and Xavier Malisse. Tickets for grandstand seats are £185pp and get you a drink at the Whispering Angel Garden bar. You can also buy hospitality packages (from £595) which include a Moët & Chandon reception, a two-course lunch, complimentary drinks and a Q&A with a tennis legend. 

Ranelagh Gardens, Putney, SW6 3PA; 26th June-1st July


MLB London Series

Top-level baseball returns to London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later this month, when the St Louis Cardinals and their historic rivals the Chicago Cubs will battle it out in a two-game series. This all-American occasion will also feature half-time entertainment – and fast food inspired by the home cities of the two clubs, like hot dogs, chilli nachos, cheesy brisket sandwiches and donut burgers. A great family day out, kids can learn about the teams in the fan zones, try their hand at pitching and hitting, and look out for mascots on the pitch. Tickets start from £90.

Station Street, Stratford, E15 1AZ; 24th-25th June



British Open Polo Championship at Cowdray Estate

Cowdray is a historic estate in the West Sussex part of the South Downs National Park. Surrounded by 16,500 acres of land and gardens, the estate hosts various events throughout the summer, including the British Open Polo Championship. Across the three-week tournament there will be more than 40 matches, concluding with the final on Sunday 23rd July that will decide the winners of the Cowdray Gold Cup. On Friday 21st July there’s a gin and jazz event with cocktails and music overlooking the pitch. Non-member tickets start from £25. 

Cowdray Park Polo Club, Easebourne, Midhurst, GU29 0AQ; 27th June-23rd July


London ePrix

London ePrix returns to ExCeL London this summer with its unique track that weaves its way both inside and outside the exhibition centre and around the historic Royal Docklands. The annual electrically powered single-seater race first started out in 2014. Info on who will take to the tracks is yet to be confirmed, but ticketholders can expect to see top names from the Formula E world. Challenge your mates on the driving simulator and head to the bar for beers and live music. Tickets start from £25.

Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Docklands, E16 1XL; 29th-30th July 


Diamond League Athletics

The European leg of the Diamond League kicks off with one day of events at the London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Spectators can watch the world’s top athletes compete in 100m, 400m and 800m races, as well as the high jump, pole vault, shot put and javelin, to name a few. Top names to look out for include British 800m runner Keely Hodgkinson, American shot putter and Olympic gold medallist Ryan Crouser, and Jamaican sprinter Shericka Jackson. Tickets start from £23. 

Station Street, Stratford, E15 1AZ; 23rd July


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