Tuesday, 11 April 2006

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Last Saturday I visited Wimbledon. No, not Wimbledon, but the All England Club. You know, home of the The Championships, Wimbledon. Tennis, old chap.

I watched VPM and father play for a while and after I got a tour. Had a look at all the spiffing trophies, then said hello to Roger Taylor. It was then time to see the view from the Royal Box in Centre Court. I must say that the Queen has a mighty fine view of the matches. From there it was out to the members balcony that overlooks Court 3 and the other minor lawns. From there it was through the grounds to Henman Hill with a stunning view of London. Well, London at a distance, but still impressive. Then it was on through Court 1, which is noticeably newer than Centre Court. It was then that I learned the family outside bench where I had breakfast was actually from the old Court 1. From there it was back indoors to have a look at the male change rooms. Very impressive room, but I guess that's to be expected with membership being as exclusive as it is. And thus ended the tour.

With a bit of luck I'll sort out some "tennis whites" and not "row for 6 kilometers followed by watching Scrubs at an awkward angle which then caused my neck to hate me for two days" and I might get to play next time.