For this post I wanted to share some great tennis news with your all.
I really do enjoy the annual tennis at Wimbledon. We live very close and can get there by local train in under half an hour. Wimbledon Village is also a home to one of my favourite CK shops and also great for lunches!
This year is a special year for Wimbledon Tennis as it is their 125th Anniversary. I had a lovely surprise which arrived in the post a few weeks ago. My Hb and I have been very lucky and for the last 4 years in a row have managed to be successful for tickets for Wimbledon Tennis in the annual ballot. I thought our luck would run out. However I was delighted to find that we have been successful again. For this year they are for Court Number 1; the other 3 years we had them for Centre Court. It is such a great summer day out, the atmosphere at Wimbledon is so unique. It really does epitomise an English summer and yes we did drink Pimms and eat strawberries! We always pack a picnic too as it is a long afternoon out and you are allowed to take food onto the courts and drinks in plastic containers.
Whilst I was having a bit of a spring clean I found the ticket stubs from a couple of the years.
We have seen Nadal, Federer, Murray, the Williams sisters and many more.
This was the view from our Centre Court seats in 2008............
We really were so near the action. The speed of the play is not really comprehensible until you have sat in the court and watched it. The players athleticism is quite stunning.
Having seats in the main Show Courts also means you get up and can be free to wander around the outside courts too. There is also play going on on about 14 other outside courts which are all open to view. It is always very busy but there is such a pleasant buzz no one really notices the crowds. Now last year I had not started blogging so I did not think to take any photos but this time I most certainly will. There are some great gift shops on site too and each year my darling Hb has treated me to a Links of London silver charm. They produce a special edition set of charms for Wimbledon. In 2008 he bought me a strawberry, in 2009 a replica of the ladies winner's plate and last year a logo of the Tennis club.
I have never been inside Court Number 1, it was rebuilt some years ago and from the outside looks nearly as grand as Centre Court. We are so looking forward to our day there later this month and will of course take some "insider" blog photos this year so that I can share my day with you all.
Bye for now,