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Watch top level tennis in West Kensington – for free!

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Image captionImage 1: Andy Murray playing in the men's singles semi-final match at the Queen's Club grass court tennis championships in 2009

Residents in Hammersmith & Fulham can be inspired to get more active by watching some of the world’s best tennis players, for free.

Some of the world’s top tennis players, including Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka will descend on West Kensington next month to take part in the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club.

However, before those players arrive, qualification rounds for the tournament take place on Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June and are open to the public.

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Image caption: Image 2: The Queen's Club in West Kensington

The qualifying matches will feature talented players from outside the top 50 in the ATP world rankings, battling it out in some exciting matches to earn the right to play the higher ranked players that qualify automatically.

How to watch

There is no need to book tickets in advance, simply turn up on the day and you can get in.

However entry to the ground is limited to a maximum of 500 people each day, so you’ll need to get there early to maximise your chance of a seat.

Eight matches are planned for Saturday, with four matches scheduled for the Sunday, subject to change at the tournament’s discretion.

During qualifying, preparations will still be taking place for the main tournament (starting Monday 19 June), so not all facilities in the grounds will be open.

Visit the Queen's Club website for more information.

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Image caption: Image 3: Andy Murray celebrates winning the AEGON Championships