Stock up on the strawberries it’s time for Wimbledon


With July just days away, tennis fans are eagerly anticipating the start of this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

The tournament, which gets underway on 1 July in the SW19 region of London sees the world’s top tennis players come together to compete for a fortnight in what is widely considered the highlight of the tennis season.

The draw for this years’ tournament takes place on Friday 28 June at 10 am and fans will be keen to plot out the paths to the later stages for the likes of Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Angelique Kerber and Rafael Nadal.

The highlights of the British contingent at the tournament this year include Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie in the mens, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson in the ladies and perhaps most interestingly former singles champion Andy Murray in the doubles.

Whilst the coolest man in tennis, Roger Federer will be looking to extend his standing in the Wimbledon record books as the most successful player at the tournament, notching up eight titles and 95 match wins.

One of the best things about Wimbledon is that they hold a number of premium tickets back for sale on the day of play. Spectators are just required to stand in the famous Wimbledon queue and wait for that day’s queue cards to be distributed to see if you are far enough along to be able to receive a ticket.

However, for those who don’t fancy standing for hours in a queue, all the action from the Championships will be shown live on the BBC network finishing with the men and women’s finals on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July.