Why would you want to wake up at 3.15 & queue for hours just to see some tennis I hear you ask. Why? Because it’s always a day filled with fun, giggles, good tennis and good friends.
I am no tennis expert. I haven’t played since I was about 10 and I wasn’t very good then! However, Wimbledon is a day out that is well worth doing as you can see some great tennis whilst being immersed in an atmosphere that is unlike any other sporting event. Wimbledon attracts a huge array of people from all different backgrounds so it’s a great place to people watch, especially when it isn’t that rare to spy a celebrity in the crowd.
As we cannot afford the high prices of hospitality tickets we got up early to queue for a grounds pass which only costs £25 and gets you access to all the courts apart from Centre Court, No.1 & 2. However, you can also buy tickets for these in the resale for only £5 or £10 for Centre Court. Last year I got to see Grigor Dimitrov by doing this, however, this year we decided not to because there were so many quality games on the other courts.
We brought our own little picnic including the Wimbledon classic – strawberries & cream. We found a spot on Murray Mound to have our feast whilst watching the big screen.
Top tip: the practice courts are a great place to catch a glimpse of some big names and maybe even get an autograph.
All in all it is a great day out & can be done quite inexpensively.
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