What to know about Wimbledon
The Wimbledon Championships are just around the corner and that means it is time to start planning what you'll do while you are in town. Much of your time will be spent at the stadium watching the activities, but there are also many things to do when you are not attending matches. Whether you want to take a trip into London to see the sights or explore the area around Wimbledon, there is something to keep everyone entertained.
Here's what you need to know about your trip to Wimbledon:
Players to look out for
The player at the top of your list should definitely be Andy Murray. He is the local favorite and the No. 2 player in the world. According to the BBC, Murray has recently reunited with his coach Ivan Lendl, a former No. 1 world tennis player. The source reported that Murray and Lendl have been working hard on the mental aspects of the game as well as the physical.
Then of course all eyes will be on Novak Djokovic, the current No. 1 player in the world. Hailing from Serbia, he will be at the All England Club to defend his title. The Guardian reported that Djokovic is flattered that Murray and Lendl are focusing their intentions on him so fiercely. Should they meet, it is sure to be one of the greatest matches in recent history.
In the women's matches, Serena Williams is the one to look out for - she's coming to Wimbledon to defend her spot as the top female tennis player in the world. Williams has been amazing crowds since she turned pro at the age of 14.
Other things to do and see in Wimbledon
Since Wimbledon is only about a 10-mile drive from the center of London, you always hop in a car and head into town for dinner. If seeing the tennis matches is just part of a larger trip to England, you may even want to book a room in town so you can see everything the city has to offer. But if you're already familiar with Big Ben and the Globe Theatre, you might want to consider sticking around Wimbledon.
According to HouseTrip, Wimbledon is home to London's oldest Buddhist monastery. If you call in advance, you can take a relaxing stroll through the gardens, which is a great way to wind down after the excitement of the matches. You can also hire a boat to go sailing in Wimbledon Park, if you would rather relax on the water. And there are of course several pubs in Wimbledon where you can get some great food and local beer. Your chauffeur will be able to take you to all of these great locations and more. All you need to do is sit back and relax.
If you've got the tennis bug after watching the matches, you and your companions can even rent a court of your own. Be sure to call in advance to make sure you get a spot.
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