Wimbledon Championships 2022 the greatest event on earth.
Grass, grass and more grass. The Wimbledon Championships are undoubtedly one of the greatest annual sporting events on earth. The annual event takes place at the All England Tennis and Croquet Club, in Wimbledon south west London. It attracts the best tennis players in the world. There are 128 singles players in each of the draws and the winners need to navigate 7 matches to be crowned Wimbledon Champion. The roll of honor at the club includes tennis legends. Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras, players that are recognised by their Christian names alone.
Grass courts cut 7 times a day
The famous grass courts at SW19 can be cut up to 7 times a day depending on the weather. They are also watered frequently to ensure they remain as lush for as long as possible. Grass courts require precision movement being able to move across the real surface is key. The best players can glide effortlessly across the green carpet. As the tournament progresses the courts go from being very green and slick to a more brown colour especially near the baseline. The surface hardens up and plays a little more consistently. Wimbledon is famous for early round shocks when the higher seeded player comes unstuck against lowly opposition. Nadal Rosol, Federer Stakhovsky and many others all fell in the first week over the years. Who will it be this year? Would you bet on Wimbledon with bitcoin? There is so much opportunity to do well on grass and someone with inside knowledge on the grass court form could do really well
Strawberries and Cream?
The Wimbledon Championships are as traditional as it comes when tennis tournaments are concerned. Pristine manicured lawns, the finest grass courts there are (although Queens club London would debate that), the whitest of whites, no sponsors logos to be seen. The backdrop of the courts are just refined and quite formal purple, white and pink flowers and green netting. Wimbledon have never sought to sell out corporately and instead have a small selection of sponsors that are positioned selectively around the courts. If you get the opportunity to visit Wimbledon during Wimbledon fortnight you must sample some of the local produce and top of the list is strawberries and Cream. Pimms is also the drink of choice at Wimbledon with champagne. What else would you want at Wimbledon?
Wimbledon play begins on Monday like the Australian and US Open. With so many matches to get through the first few days are absolutely manic. Play begins at 11am on the outside courts and 1pm on Centre Court and Court . As a fan why not join the queue and get a ticket? The queue is a place like no other vibrant and excitement builds. It is such an opportunity for fans to see fantastic for the cost of a day pass. £30. Traditionally they rest on the middle Sunday to allow the grass a break and any work to be carried out on court to be complete. In 2022 for the first time in Wimbledon history play will take place on the middle Sunday. The second Monday of the tournament is also called Manic Monday as all 16 fourth round ties are played. It’s a crazy busy day and with only 3 show courts you can catch some great matchups on the outside courts. Tuesday and Wednesday are the ladies and men’s quarter finals followed by Thursday and Friday being the semi finals. All these games are played on the biggest and best court, Centre Court.
Today at Wimbledon
There are so many national and international media personnel at Wimbledon for the tournament it really is a hive of activity. Today at Wimbledon is a daily program run by the BBC featuring such stars as John McEnroe, Tim Henman and Martina and recaps the day’s play in one hour. The tournament has its own app and radio station so you can listen to tennis wherever you are in the world. There are countless daily podcasts done in hundreds of different languages direct from the grounds.
Umbrella at Wimbledon
Rain delays have always been part of a British summertime and Wimbledon is never immune. Luckily the LTA invested in two fantastic roofs for Centre Court and Court 1 which enable play to take place even when it is raining outside. If it does happen to rain on you at the Championships there are loads of things to keep you occupied. The Wimbledon museum is always worth a visit. There are some fantastic eateries around the Grounds too and you may want to find a quiet spot for some sleep.
Greatest event on earth? We think so and we think you will too. Get yourself to Wimbledon and surprise yourself. Calling it a fantastic experience doesn’t do it justice.