Do you enjoy watching or playing tennis? I used to play when I was a teenager, but I don’t play any longer due to a knee injury and other health issues. However I still do like to attend tournaments and watch the occasional tennis match on television.
The ultimate tennis tournament is of course Wimbeldon. It’s also the oldest major championship in Tennis. The first Wimbeldon championship was way back in 1877. Quite the history! It sounds like it was a gentleman’s game in the beginning as ladies singles and doubles weren’t entered as part of the championship until 1913.
This year the Wimbeldon tennis championships start on June 23 and run through until July 6th.
Now I know that I have a lot of readers in the UK. I’ll bet that some of you have attended matches at Wimbeldon. I’d love to hear about your experiences there. Actually I’d love to get Wimbeldon tickets for Chris and I, but there’s no way we could afford a trip to England this year. Perhaps next year. Sigh. I’ll have to settle for watching the championship on television this year.
I just went to look up ticket prices and you know it doesn’t cost as much as I thought it might. However, as I said traveling to England is a whole other ballgame for me right now. If I were going to get tickets I’d definitely want to them to be Center Court. Tennis is the kind of sport where you need to be up close. It’s much more exciting that way.
If you’re planning on attending Wimbeldon this year please remember to come back and tell me all the exciting details!