Tennis site serves up an antiques sale

Treasure hunters will be at Devonshire Park this weekend as the first of the Tiaras and Treasure events takes place on Sunday (January 20).

Featuring antiques and car boot treasure, collectors can enjoy a spot of Sunday shopping in the International Lawn Tennis Centre.

Partnered with Eastbourne Auction Rooms, owners of heirlooms and collectables will be able to receive a free evaluation and find out if their special item is a hidden treasure.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism & Leisure Councillor Carolyn Heaps said, “This is a great event for bargain hunters and an ingenious way to make space at home by selling some of your unwanted items and perhaps even find you have your own surprise treasure.

“The tennis centre is such a wonderful venue, that I would urge everyone to come along and enjoy a rare opportunity to browse around this internationally acclaimed sporting venue.”

Pitches are still available in a variety of sizes with pre-installed tables in some rooms. Visitors can celebrate or commiserate their valuations over a Winter Pimms in the Hardwick Suite bar or enjoy a coffee or hot snack at Devonshire’s, the Tennis Centre’s refreshment kiosk.

Devonshire Park has two pay and display car parks and the International Lawn Tennis Centre is fully accessible.

Tiaras and Treasure will run on selected Sundays from 9am to 2pm. Featuring three floors of indoor sales space in the International Lawn Tennis Centre building, further dates include January 27, February 10, 17 and 24 and March 10 and 24.

For further information or to book a pitch please call Jayne Howard on 01323 415313 or email events@eastbourne.gov.uk.

For more information on Devonshire Park events, along with meeting and function room facilities visit www.visiteastbourne.com/tennis