Wimbledon, Get your Game On

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Wimbledon is the biggest tennis championship around, the oldest in the world (since 1877!) and definitely the most prestigious. So posh, it is the only tennis tournament still played on real grass and has no advertising or logos allowed around the courts. One of the big events of the summer season in Britain, along with Royal Ascot, the social season continues with Wimbledon on your calendar.

Wimbledon traditions include the eating of fresh, local strawberries and cream (yum!) by the spectators and royal-family watching. There is no dress code for the audience, but the players follow a strictly chic dress code of all white.Follow the example of Brit-girl style icons Kate and Pippa for dressing tennis-luxe, by donning smart day dresses with jackets and heels.

Impress your friends with this random fact about Wimbledon: Did you know that a pet hawk flies over the grounds each morning for an hour to discourage pigeons from roosting?Pigeons are way too low class to be allowed at this upmarket sporting event.

Other need-to-know info: You can bring your own picnic, but leave your selfie stick at home as they are banned from the event. And be sure to mind your manners - no noise is allowed during a rally.

Looking for a chic souvenir? Wimbledon beach towels are for sale, and you can have them monogrammed with your initials, bien sûr. Or purchase a can of three balls, used during the tournament for a thrifty £2.50 per can of three.

There are number of tickets for the Show Courts that cannot be purchased in advance and are only available by queuing up. The famous queue starts at 8am the day before the event for tickets, and will last all night long for these seats. Grounds admission (unreserved seating), with ticket prices between £8 and £25, depending on day of tournament.

Wimbledon, from 3 to 16 july 2017.

All the info on wimbledon.com

Where to find it ?

The All England Lawn Tennis Club

Church Road

Wimbledon

SW19 5AE LONDON

020 8944 1066

wimbledon.com

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