Wimbledon Cocktail Party

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2021: Event cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.

2020: Event cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.

2019: Over 200 members and guests attended, numbers up on 2018, once again a success and a very popular annual event.

2018: around 180 attendees, slightly down on last year, but once again proved to be an enjoyable occasion.

2017: the first year of our re-scheduled Cocktail Party, held on the first Wednesday of The Championships, turned out to be a great success with around 200 attendees. Service and food proved to be excellent.

2016: over 250 attendees enjoying a wonderful social occasion and great service once again provided by the AELTC.

2015: over 270 people attended making this an increasingly popular social occasion in our events calendar.

2014: 259 members, friends and special guests enjoyed the hospitality laid on at the AELTC. Ken Rosewall and Neale Fraser both made a point of thanking our Chairman Graham Neale for the invitation and commented on the special atmosphere generated. This event continues to be very popular amongst players both past and present and many communications have been received to this effect.

2013: 237 guests attended the Cocktail Party including Margaret Court and a few other celebrities. It once again proved to be an extremely popular event with the membership. Michael Dawe wrote to the Club thanking them for providing the facilities. Ivar Boden commented on how enjoyable it had been, the staff were very charming and he felt it had once again been a wonderful party.

2012: we again enjoyed an excellent Wimbledon Cocktail Party. Although not as warm as in previous years, most people agreed it was a lot more comfortable! Dignitaries, members and their guests numbered close to 200, dining on fine canapés, good company and a well stocked bar, what could be better?!

2011: we were blessed with another beautiful evening. Our venue of the Wingfield Restaurant provided a lovely outdoor balcony on which to mingle and enjoy a few glasses of wine and tasty canapés. The Committee would like to extend its thanks to the AELTC for allowing us to use this lovely venue and providing such excellent staff. Attendance reached 200 among which we were delighted to welcome members old and new together with friends and family, players past and present, officials and members of the AELTC Committee. Thank you to everybody for attending and making it such an enjoyable evening.

2010: we recorded our best attendance for years, when some 200 guests attended on a warm summer evening. It was good to see so many players and also so many Members of the AELTC Management Committee take time from their busy schedules and support the event. Starting slightly later than usual at 7.30pm, the event provided fantastic value for those club members who took advantage of the ground access provided to the outside courts from 6.00pm onwards.

2009: 180 Members and guests, including many past players and dignitaries had a marvellous evening in almost tropical heat, which was rounded off for many by Andy Murray's history making match against Stanislas Wawrinka, when the match was completed late at night under floodlights and the new centre court roof.