Tennis Treasure Hunt
The hunt is on!
15 signed pieces of tennis memorabilia are going to be hidden across London.
Will you be lucky enough to bag one?
12 items are waiting to be found
Scroll down to get the latest clues for each item!
3 items have been found
Just found: A tennis racket signed by Rafael Nadal
What's the Tennis Treasure Hunt?
Between 18th October and 10th November 2019, 15 pieces of tennis memorabilia signed by some of the world's top tennis players, are going to be hidden in Cancer Research UK shops across London.
Over the 3 weeks, we'll drop clues to their whereabouts on our Instagram stories. Work out the clues, be the first to find them, and you could bag yourself some really unique items.
Each item is competitively priced, meaning you can get a great piece of tennis history and fund life-saving research.
Not yet found: A signed Roger Federer top
Clue 1: There are said to be some furry, friendly creatures living on the Common, looking to reuse whatever folk leave behind.
Clue 2: Famous for its grass courts, this area is home to the world's oldest tennis tournaments.
Clue 3: MINDELBOW LAGEVIL
Not yet found: Match shirt signed by Roberto Bautista Agut
Clue 1: This area of west London was once referred to as being "the Queen of the Suburbs".
Clue 2: The jazz club here was famous with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, and Rod Stewart all starting their careers here.
Clue 3: LEGAIN OBADWARY
Not yet found: ATP tennis balls signed by Greg Rusedski (3 of 3)
Clue 1: With 15,817 people per square kilometre, this area is the most densely populated in the UK.
Clue 2: At 60 metres high, and with an incline of 27.5 metres, you'll find the London Underground's longest escalator nearby.
Clue 3: LINGOTINS
Not yet found: A 2018 ATP programme signed by Novak Djokovic
Clue 1: Fields of lavender gave a hill here its name.
Clue 2: This area is probably best known for its common, but did you know that World War II-era air raid shelter tunnels lay beneath it?
Clue 3: LAMPCHA
Not yet found: Pot of tennis balls signed by Gael Monfils, David Goffin, and Daniil Medvedev
Clue 1: The bridge here is the starting point for the University Boat Races.
Clue 2: The nearby Wandsworth Park is an ideal spot for riverside activities.
Clue 3: YEPNUT
Not yet found: A top signed by Matteo Berrettini
Clue 1: Once a part of Kent, this town became a London borough in 1965.
Clue 2: Famous residents of this town include H. G. Wells, Enid Blyton, David Bowie, and Pixie Lott.
Clue 3: ROLBYME
Not yet found: Greg Rusedski's tennis racket from the 1997 US Open
Clue 1: Famous for its bookshop, this street is far from daunting, and has been described as "the hidden wonder of the West End".
Clue 2: It's elementary that this shop is near the perfect starting point for any wannabe detective.
Clue 3: YOMELANBRE
Not yet found: 2018 ATP programme signed by Roger Federer
Clue 1: This part of London was first recorded in the year 862 as a Saxon village called Liofshema Mearc.
Clue 2: Famous people born here include iconic fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Clue 3: MEALWISH.
Not yet found: A pair of tennis shoes signed by Dominic Thiem
Clue 1: The finishing line of the University Boat Races is the starting point for your treasure hunt.
Clue 2: There are two places the treasure could be hidden, but 392 is the one for you.
Clue 3: KISCWICH - THERE ENNI OWT HIHG DOAR
Not yet found: ATP tennis balls signed by Greg Rusedski (2 of 3)
Clue 1: You'll find the treasure near to King Henry VIII's favourite summer residence, where the 16th century tennis court is said to be one of the oldest sporting venues in the world.
Clue 2: We may be in south-west London, but the road you’re looking for has a Scottish connection.
Clue 3: STONKING - IFEE DOAR
Not yet found: A match headband signed by ATP defending champion Alexander Zverev
Clue 1: The original name for this London district literally means 'dark field'.
Clue 2: This area is steeped in sporting history, being the place where golf was introduced to England, home of the oldest English hockey and rugby clubs, and is also the starting line for the London Marathon.
Clue 3: KATCHHABLE
Not yet found: A wristband and headband signed by Stefanos Tsitsipas
Clue 1: This area is home to one of the world's oldest television transmission sites.
Clue 2: Its name comes from being the site of a mossy well.
Clue 3: SUWLEML ILHL
FOUND! ATP Finals 2018 signed photo
This signed photo was found on our eBay store. Well done to the lucky bidder.
FOUND! ATP tennis balls signed by Greg Rusedski (1 of 3)
These tennis balls were found on our eBay store. Well done to the lucky bidder.
FOUND! A signed Rafael Nadal tennis racket
Congratulations to the lucky hunter who found the tennis racket in our Wimbledon shop.