Twickenham Stoop Stadium is a sports stadium located in south-west London, England. The stadium is home to Harlequins rugby union team, who play in the Aviva Premiership. The stadium has a capacity of 14,800 and is situated just across the road from Twickenham Stadium.HistoryHarlequins before the StoopIn 1906, Harlequins were invited by the Rugby Football Union to use the new national stadium in Twickenham. In those early days, only one or two internationals were played there during the season, and it wasn't long before the RFU ground became the headquarters of the Harlequin Football Club.Early daysIn 1963, the Quins acquired an athletics ground with 14 acres just across the road from the RFU ground, which became the Harlequin training pitch. The ground was named the Stoop Memorial Ground after Adrian Stoop, a former England international and longtime Harlequins player and president but is generally known as "The Stoop" with even the Harlequins' official website frequently using the informal name.The stadium todayIG StandThe main stand is the IG Stand . This stand has the changing rooms, a row of executive boxes across the top of the stand, a Members' Bar, the club's offices, toilets and a club shop. At the top of the stand under the roof there is also a scoreboard and a gantry where the television cameras populate. The stand was built for the start of the 2005–06 season and has a capacity of approximately 4,000.North StandThe North Stand is a temporary structure with an estimated life of 10 years. It houses approximately 2,000 and is the only stand with supporting pillars. There is a time clock to the top left of the stand. If further expansion is going to happen then the speculation is that the North Stand would be the one to be redeveloped. There is a concern about Langhorn Drive which runs directly behind it and if it needs to be moved before expansion could take place.
The World Rugby Museum in the East Stand of Twickenham Stadium formerly opened as ‘The Museum of Rugby’ in 1996. It became the World Rugby Museum in 2007.Its collection comprises over 24,000 pieces of rugby memorabilia, boots, balls, jerseys, programmes, match-tickets, books and assorted paraphernalia.EducationThe World Rugby Museum’s education facilities predominantly comprise its ‘Workshops and Seminars’ programme.Workshops involve a series of hands-on, curriculum-focused active-learning sessions, such as: ‘Rugby Strips & Textiles’, ‘What Kind of Rugby Player Are You?’ and ‘How to be a Rugby Fitness Coach’.Seminars are delivered by professionals from within the Rugby Football Union and include: ‘Twickenham Control’, ‘Commercial Twickenham’ and ‘Pro Sports Coaching’.‘Workshops and Seminars’ received the Sandford Award for Heritage Education in 2010.CollectionsThe World Rugby Museum has the most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia in the world and includes over 10,000 recorded objects, 7,000 pieces of archival material and 7-8,000 photographs.It includes the RFU collection, the Harry Langton Collection and the RFU Rugby Archive.Star items include: the Calcutta Cup, the 2003 Rugby World Cup, an 1871 England Jersey and Cap and an 1888 Anglo-Australian Tour Jersey and Cap.The World Rugby Museum is a museum of international rugby history and includes objects from all over the globe.Rugby ArchiveThe Rugby Archive consists of over 7,000 pieces of archival material including books, match-programmes, minutes and club histories.Star items include: Rugby Football Union minutes 1871-1949, the 1907 Twickenham Stadium deeds, a photograph album relating to the first British and Irish lions Tour of South Africa in 1891, the original 'Football Rules' as produced at Rugby School in 1845 and the Rugby Football Union's 1871 'Proposed Laws of the Game'.
Twickenham Stadium is a stadium in Twickenham, south west London, EnglandIt is primarily a venue for rugby union and hosts England's home test matches, the Middlesex Sevens, the Aviva Premiership final, the LV Cup and European Rugby Champions Cup matches. It has also hosted concerts by Rihanna, Iron Maiden, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Genesis, U2, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, The Police, Eagles, R.E.M. and Lady Gaga, rugby league's Challenge Cup final and conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses, and will host American football as part of the NFL International Series from 2016.
St Mary’s is a small friendly tennis club that welcomes new members of all abilities and experience.
We offer plenty of opportunities to play singles and there are regular mix-ins for social play.
The club’s teams are entered for competitive play in Middlesex leagues.
Coaching sessions are arranged by the club coach Jimmy Smith, and are available for all ages and standards.
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