Welcome to the most romantic fortnight in every calendar year
'If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same.'
Welcome to the annual pilgrimage to the Mecca of tennis – Welcome to the Theatre of Dreams - Welcome to Centre Court, Wimbledon.
The usual suspects:
Strawberries and umbrellas – “Play is suspended” and Alan Mills - Smartly dressed ball girls in dark green and purple – The courtesy for the royalty – Sir Cliff Richards and Mick Jagger – Sue Barker and the pilgrimage to Henman Hill……..
Down memory lane:
Borg’s fifth in 1980 - John “You can’t be serious” McEnroe in 1981 – Boom Boom Becker in 1985 – Tearful Novotna in 1993 - The first streaker in 1996 – The People’s final in 2001
I could go on and on but I will leave you to reminisce on your own fond memories of the hallowed turf. But before you folks leave, please also check out this virtual tour of Centre Court and the rest of Wimbledon and don’t forget to visit the new art gallery in the museum.