May 13, 2020
Easing lockdown measures: Anyone for tennis? Or a round of golf?
In prior years, Rio Lounge has provided sofa hire for a number of high profile tennis and golf tournaments. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, almost all are cancelled this summer.
Last weekend, the Prime Minister announced that lockdown restrictions would gradually be eased in the UK using a phased approach. While it still seems we are a long way off normality as we once knew it, the announcement did bring some good news for tennis and golf enthusiasts. As of today, we are permitted to take unlimited outdoor exercise and pursue more outdoor activities, including these two sports. Although, do ensure that you only play with one person from outside your household at a time!
Meanwhile, to get you in the mood, here are just a few of the tennis and golf tournaments Rio Lounge have supplied over the last few years.
Queens Club Championships – sofa hire for the Moet & Chandon VIP lounge
Usually held in mid-June, Queens is one of the oldest and most prestigious grass court tennis tournaments. Due to its timing, Queens is often spoken of as the pre-Wimbledon warm up. In prior years Rio Lounge have supplied sofa hire to the Moet & Chandon VIP lounge (pictured). Selecting our signature Marrakesh white rattan sofas , our client created a comfortable and stylish zone for VIP guests. The modules have been split and arranged in pairs back to back to make the best use of the space. Accessorising with scatter cushions in muted gold and white gives an understated and sophisticated look to the area.
Golf Sixes – Bistro and lounge furniture hire at The Centurion Club
The Golf Sixes is an unofficial team golf tournament on the European Tour. The first ever tournament was played locally to us at Centurion Club in St Albans, in May 2017. Unusually featuring a six hole course, it’s made up of 16 teams of two, each representing a nation, competing for a €1 million prize. Subsequent tournaments have been held at Cascais, Portugal. Choosing from our extensive range of rattan furniture hire, this client selected both bistro furniture and sofa hire. Guests loved our co-ordinating South Beach bistro sets and luxurious curved Bulgari sofa, both in black rattan. Since the 2017 Golf Sixes we have maintained our relationship with Centurion Club and have supplied our furniture hire to other golf events held there.
Tennis Classic- Hurlingham
Billed as another pre-Wimbledon appetiser, the IMG Tennis Classic tournament at the prestigious Hurlingham Club is held in mid-late June. Attracting the top names in the sport, it’s a perfect mix of first rate tennis and hospitality. Hiring our white rattan Marrakesh sofas, these have been arranged in the classic L shape to create a welcoming and sociable outdoor zone.
Considering sofa hire? We want to hear from you!
Planning anything from a small family gathering later this year, to a major sporting event next year? We can help with indoor or outdoor furniture hire! The best way to get in touch is to email us. Alternatively, call us on the usual office number 0845 46 77483 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.