… that we went to Wimbledon …
Hubby and I spent a few days in London before coming home from our wonderful holiday in Ireland. We had the morning spare before catching the flight home .. so decided to catch a tube train to Wimbledon …
We grew up with tennis … my Mum had always played … ever since I can remember .. and I started playing when I was very young. I think I must have been about 6 or 7 yo when I started tennis lessons .. was always in the school tennis teams right through to the end of High School.
Watching Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships have always been a highlight on TV every year … for as long as I can remember!!!!!! I remember my Mum and Dad, on their one-and-only trip to London many years ago, saying they got as far as the gates of Wimbledon and couldn’t afford to go inside.
I wish I could tell my Mum that I did !
Hubby and I went inside ….. marvelled at the fantastically laid out and presented museum with memorabilia spanning the many years of tennis in Wimbledon. This record book below is dated 1874 at the top of the page ….
…. ooohing .. and aaahing .. at all the displays depicting a bygone era ….
.. and several years ago, watching John McEnroe cursing and swearing at umpires and lines people … and playing powerful tennis with all his other counterparts – this is an awesome display of the change room as it was in his day with a hologrammed McEnroe chatting as if he is standing right there … with you !
There is tennis gear from bygone days to modern … the golden threaded-emblemed gear of Roger Federer …
… that I stood in the ‘Centre Court 360’ ….. a glass enclosed platform with a 360 degree view of the whole of the Centre Court ….