On the day
Here's everything you need to know to make your visit to the Rothesay International Eastbourne as enjoyable as possible.
We want the Rothesay International Eastbourne to be as welcoming, inclusive and accessible as possible, working within the restrictions of a temporary outdoor venue.
For full details on wheelchair spaces, accessible food & drink areas, toilets, assistance dogs and disabled car parking, head to our dedicated accessibility info page below:
You're prohibited from bringing in the following:
- Any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon, including sharp or pointed objects (e.g. knives, large corkscrews), pyrotechnics and 'personal protection' sprays.
- Bags larger than 16’’ x 12’’ x 12’’ (40cm x 30cm x 30cm).
- Large flags (max. 2’x2’/60cm x 60cm) banners, rattles, klaxons, oversized hats or any items causing an obstruction or nuisance.
- All promotional, commercial, political or religious items of whatever nature, including but not limited to banners, signs, symbols, marketing materials and leaflets (unless expressly authorised by the LTA).
- Spectators are advised that the use of laptops, professional video equipment is not permitted on site. Photographic equipment with lenses of more than 300mm, when extended, is not permitted on site.
Check out our full ticket terms and conditions for complete conditions of entry.
To ensure players and fans have the best possible experience at the Rothesay International Eastbourne, we have set the following guidelines for when you are in and around the courts:
- Please keep noise to a minimum during play.
- Please don’t leave your seat unless Players are at the bench.
- Mobile phones must be switched off in the vicinity of the courts.
- Please be respectful of those around you by ensuring that you do not obstruct theirview or cause any unnecessary inconvenience.
- Flash photography is strictly forbidden in the stands.
- Photographic equipment with lenses of more than 300mm, when extended, is not permitted on site.
Gates will open to the public at 10am every day.
First aid and medical provision will be provided for spectators located to the West of Court 1.
Check out the Site Map or ask an Event Steward on site for more information.
To find out about the food and drink options available, please visit our Rothesay International Eastbourne food and drink page.
As part of our goal of Tennis Opened Up and to make tennis as inclusive a sport as possible, we want to reiterate our ongoing support during Pride Month for LGBTQ+ communities across the country, and highlight that our events, along with the sport as a whole, are safe, inclusive and open spaces where people can be their authentic selves.
That’s why every friday of our major events in 2023 will once again host ‘Friday Pride Days’. These events place a special focus on Pride and act as a platform to raise visibility and awareness of LGBTQ+ inclusion in tennis.
We’d love it if as many people as possible attending the Rothesay International brought as much colour as they can to Devonshire Park. Whether it’s simply wearing rainbow laces or a wristband, or wearing your brightest, most colourful t-shirt or pair of trousers, it'd be fantastic if you could show your colours in support of Pride.
Volunteers from the Pride in Tennis network will be on-site throughout the day, to answer any questions fans have about Pride celebrations or what you can do to show support as allies of LGBTQ+ communities.
Unfortunately there is no left luggage facility on site. You may not bring a bag larger than 16” x 12” x 12” (40cm x 30cm x 30cm) into the grounds. For your safety, all bags are subject to inspection by our security team and are brought to the tournament at the owner’s risk.
General lost property will be taken to the Tournament Information Stand behind the South Stand of Centre Court. For any items lost in the stand please speak to one of the Marshals.
Merchandise will be available from the following outlets; HEAD, Babolet, Tecnifibre, AMC, Dunlop, K-Swiss, Yonex, Wilson, Adidas, Crew Clothing and Slinger Bag.
You can beat the queues at the venue and pre-purchase a commemorative programme which features exclusive content on the 2023 Rothesay International! You will then be able to collect your programme when you arrive.
If you wish to leave and re-enter the grounds you will need to collect a wristband from a Security team member on exiting the grounds. In order to be re-admitted you will need to show both the wristband and a valid ticket. Please be aware you will be handed a wristband only when leaving the venue and not before.
Your safety and security is particularly important to us and our security plans are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain in line with the latest threat level and recommendations from Sussex Police and our security advisors.
During the tournament, we would ask everyone arriving to remain patient, follow the instructions given by our Security Stewards and allow plenty of time for bag search entry checks. For your safety the venue will operate 100% bag search as well as randomised person searches. Please help us by having your bag and ticket ready.
In preparation for the event please familiarise yourself with the conditions of entry as well as the prohibited and restricted items list.
For more information please check our Security Page.
Please check our official social media channels and website for any further updates and information.
Our Marshals and Security personnel are spread all over the tournament grounds. They are here to help you enjoy your visit, so don’t be surprised if they pop up to say hello if you look lost.
Smoking, which includes e-cigarettes, is strictly prohibited within the stands of any court and in all areas covered by government legislation.
If you want to smoke within the venue must do so only in the designated smoking area provided within the Grounds.
The designated smoking area is located near the big screen in front of the Pavillion building and you will find the correct smoking bin in this area.
We’ve introduced mobile ticketing for all our events to make it easier than ever to manage and use your tickets. For a guide on how our mobile tickets work, please visit our ticketing information page.
There are a number of toilet facilities around the grounds: to the west of Court 1 and Court 2; on the concourse between Centre Court and Court 1 and to the east of Centre Court. Accessible toilets are to the west of Court 1 and 2.
Follow signage around the grounds or speak to one of the Marshals.
Find out how to get to the Rothesay International Eastbourne on our dedicated travel & parking page.