So it’s that time of year again. The white lines are being painted, the nets are up and the grass cut to the optimum height of 8mm. Grass Court season has descended on tennis lovers and the Wimbledon Championships are just around the corner. Two weeks of first-class tennis, 28 tonnes of Strawberries, and some good old fashioned British queueing are ready and waiting for us from the 3rd July.

If you’ve been lucky enough to have secured tickets in advance through the public ballot, or plan to queue for Ground Passes on the day; here’s some things we think you should look out for throughout the fortnight.

  1. The remodeling of Court 1: Achieving an increase in seating as well as being wider and more comfortable, the creation of a new two-level public plaza, and improved on-site concession and catering areas.
  2. Food and Drink: You’re spoilt for choice at Wimbledon. Why not try an Afternoon Picnic including sandwiches, scones, bottled drinks, and of course some strawberries and cream.
  3. Wimbledon Shop: After such an incredible experience many would love some memorabilia to never forget their day. Wimbledon towels are a top pick, available for personalisation and in a choice of two traditional colours. You can have one just like the players.
  4. “Murray Mound/Henman Hill”: Officially the Aorangi Terrace, but fondly nicknamed after British tennis stars Henman and Murray, crowds of people gather here to watch matches live on a giant television screen, soak up the atmosphere, and hopefully some sun if lucky.

If you’d rather not queue, or perhaps wish save the money needed for tickets, you could always relax at home or pop over to your local pub to watch the tennis. The Championships’ atmosphere is certainly not contained within the grounds of Wimbledon.

Why not enjoy a wander around Wimbledon Village, marveling at the creative and ingenious window displays local businesses produce, inspired by a love for the sport? You could hold your own Wimbledon gathering with family and friends – a jug of Pimms and a punnet of Strawberries are the first steps to replicating the Wimbledon experience.  It’s certainly something we’re looking forward to this summer.