jn82’s Epic Adventure

Day 5 [3 Feb 09] – London

Posted in London by jn82 on February 3, 2009

Decided to go to the tennis today since I was in Wimbledon. The public bus normally went pass the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, but due to the melting snow and ice, the bus was diverted and caused a long walk from the nearest diverted bus stop.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Centre bus stop.

Wimbledon bus stop

Initially wanted to take the 11.30am tour, but due to bus delays and diversion, only reached the tennis at 12.00pm, so I did the museum tour first then went for the tour at 1.30pm. The museum itself was very insightful with information about the birth of tennis, history of Wimbledon and past champions.

Billie Jean King quote.

Quote

Historical real tennis balls.

Historical real tennis balls

Lacoste designed championship winning racket of yesteryear.

Lacoste

After the museum, the 1.30pm grounds tour brought us around a few of the outer courts, broadcasting area, press conference area and court number one. The tour guide Andy seemed to love making fun about the lack of a British winner for Wimbledon since Fred Perry in the ’30s. I think the British public have accepted the reality that there will probably be no British winner for Wimbledon for the considerable future.

The snow over the previous two days caused all the courts to be covered in the most snow for 20 years, a really amazing sight.

One of the outer courts.

Outer court

Another outer court.

Another outer court

Unlucky court number two.

Unlucky court number two

Court number one, where the magic happens.

Court number one

Even at one point of the tour, we managed to have a press conference with the worst tennis player in the world!

Interviewing the terrible jn82.

Worst tennis player

Funny picture from end of the day:

London wakes up, but not quite

Link to all the pictures today available here.

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  1. cheryl said, on February 4, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    all the courts look the same since they are covered with snow. good on u for numbering them!


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