Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is generally considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and the only one still played on the game’s original surface, grass, which gave the game of lawn tennis its name.
The tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, culminating with the ladies’ and gentlemen’s singles final, scheduled for the second Saturday and Sunday.
Every four years the prestigious Wimbledon Tennis Championships is totally forgotten and plays second fiddle to the football World Cup.
The football showcase underway in South Africa has been a distraction to the action happening at the All England Club.
Apart from last week when John Isner made history at Wimbledon on Thursday when he won the longest tennis match in Wimbledon history. At the end of the day John won it 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68. It set the record for the longest match in the history of Open Era tennis in terms of time, games played, and games played in a set.
Before last Tuesday, France’s Nicolas Mahut and American John Isner were unknown names in world of tennis. The two were involved in an epic match that lasted 11 hours, five minutes and spanned the course of three days. It was such an historic moment that the All England Club organized a gift presentation for both the players.
In true British spirit, come along to the Bull Hotel and join us for an ice cool beverage, sumptuous BBQ food, a bowl of strawberries & cream and a great seat for all matches!
Submitted by Danielle Beukes The Bull Hotel