The Boodles Challenge is an international five-day tennis exhibition at the grand Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire. We have been supplying the event with its AV production and support for the past six years. Known as the warm up to Wimbledon, the event boasts world class tennis players, as well as attracting a mixture of celebrities. This year Boodles celebrated its 15th anniversary and saw Novak Djokovic return for the tenth consecutive year in order to conclude his Wimbledon preparations.
Each year we supply the AV production and technical support for the entire event including the hospitality areas and centre court. As luxurious as it sounds we do understand that outdoor audio can always raise a few challenges. The weather can change at the drop of a hat meaning the team needed to be prepared for every eventuality to ensure that no matter what happened, there was no disruption to the quality of service. Another challenging aspect to this event is the vast outdoor venue. All of our equipment needed to be provided with electricity, but running cables around outside comes with strict health and safety guidelines and regulations that need to be adhered to.
This year we were honoured to work with the very talented Laura Wright for her performance on court before Nick Kyrgois and Juan Monaco’s match on day three. The team excelled themselves yet again and produced a seamless audio solution. Despite not having the beautiful weather we were blessed with last year, it was another successful event for both The Boodles and Corporate Events with a great atmosphere and some fantastic tennis.