So we recently went to Wimbledon for the 4th year in a row, we are both huge fans of the sport as our Nan is Tennis obsessed and we’ve been bought up around it! Every year we get super excited so we thought we’d do another ‘Day In The Life’ post to give you an insight to what it’s like at Wimbledon!
Unless you’re lucky enough to win tickets to the show courts in the ballot or you’re willing to camp all night for them, you’ll have to settle for a ground pass. That’s exactly what we went for this year and we had to get up at 4am to get them. Yes we know, crazy stuff but we love going so much! After waking up at 4am we headed off to the train station at 4.30am to get the very first train! We couldn’t believe how quiet and peaceful it is at that time of morning, although there were surprisingly so many people getting on the train after a few stops!
The journey to Wimbledon took us around 1 and a 1/2 hours which is a super long time to be sitting on a stuffy train for. By the time we’d hopped in a taxi and got to the park it was around half 6. For those of you who aren’t sure how getting a ticket to Wimbledon works, you have to queue. Yes that’s right, even for a ground pass you have to queue for hours in a huge field! Luckily enough there are toilets located in two parts of the field and burger vans, so if you fancy a hot treat at stupid o’ clock you’re set! We got ourselves some chips. Yes, chips for ‘breakfast’ at half 6!!
We never really show our family in blog posts but this lovely lady deserves her spot in this post! This is our tennis crazy Nan who has treated us by taking us to The Championships for the past 4 years. Last year she even bought us tickets for Court no. 1 which we were so grateful for! It was such an amazing experience!
After queuing and being checked through by security we were finally able to purchase our tickets and get into the park! By this time it was after 1 so you can imagine how tired we were! We headed straight for court 12 which is considered a ‘show court’ so if you’re lucky you’ll get to see seeded players. We were lucky enough to get on court to see the end of Carla Suarez Navarro and Garbine Muguruza in doubles action! We also saw Kevin Anderson, who is the 14th seed (He recently played Andy Murray at Queens) against Leonardo Mayer. Both of which were pretty good matches, although they did get spoilt by some annoyingly loud people who wouldn’t stop talking and laughing throughout! Kinda rude huh? It’s not actually allowed when points are being played!
After finishing up on Court 12 and deciding it was time for a wander, we walked around the park and headed to Court 18 (we go to this court every year that we go!). Playing on Court 18 were two players which surprisingly none of us had heard of. These were Denis Kudla and Santiago Giraldo. We managed to watch 2 sets of this match before tiredness took over and we were sitting there trying not to fall asleep! I (Lauren) suggested that perhaps we have a walk around to wake us up!
We had a wander and took in the beautiful scenery around Wimbledon that makes us proud to be British. It’s such a beautiful, happy looking place and there’s always baskets of pretty purple and white flowers everywhere! We also visited the Fred Perry statue as we do every year and nosed around the gift shop, where Lauren bought a new keyring!
The photo above shows the view from the top of Murray Mount/Henman Hill, when Heather Watson was playing on Friday night! There was literally no room on the hill to sit at this point and everyone sitting down looked super squished! I guess people will do anything to be patriotic, but there was no room for us!
The event seems to be getting more and more popular every year, hence why we got there so early! For us it is totally worth it though as it’s an amazing experience and even after 4 years, it’s surreal thinking that you’re actually there! Have you ever been to Wimbledon?! Would you like to know more on how much tickets are and how the que works?! If you have any questions you can talk to us on Twitter or leave us a comment!
– L & R