Sunday, 5 July 2015

Sunday Snap – Wimbledon Tennis

A tale of a Victorian heroine battling against the storm seas off the Northumbrian coast was the subject of last week's Sunday Snap. The brave young lady who persuaded her father to sail out from the Longstone Lighthouse to rescue some of the passengers from the wreck of the Forfarshire was

Grace Darling

Our seafaring crew to get the right answer last week were Cheryl, Jen and Erica.

For today's photograph it's over to SW19 and the home of tennis and The Championships, Wimbledon. The reason I was there was because right behind me was Andy Murray's Olympic Gold postbox. You can only imagine my giddiness at being able to combine two of my favourite things in the form of postboxes and tennis in one go. Today marks the traditional rest day in the middle of The Championships except on three occasions in 1991, 1997 and 2004. This was when the rain stopped so many matches in the first week it was forced to open in order to play catch up. No fear of such problems this year! The first Championships were held in 1877 when the club was in Worple Road. As the popularity of the game increased a new location was sought and it was up the hill to its present location to Church Lane in 1922. Whilst the tournament only lasts two weeks each year other tennis events are held there including Davis Cup matches and of course the London Olympics in 2012. The rest of the time the facilities are used as a private members' club with many of the outside hard courts used all year round. This week's question is

What is the name of the club that hosts the The Championships, Wimbledon?

We were joined last week by Cheryl and a group photograph of the madhouse kids. Over at Susan's there was a big kiss for daddy.

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  1. I do believe it's the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club ... but we never see anyone playing croquet on the telly !!

  2. The All England Club - very apt this week! x

  3. This one I think I know with it being The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club x

  4. Lovely photo! Good luck with the linky I'll add it to my list and pop by soon

  5. The All England Club, but I am not really a tennis fan!

  6. I have to admit I know nothing about tennis sorry! x

  7. No idea! I haven't watched any this year either - how bad am I !!

  8. Great photo and I love the idea of gold post boxes!

  9. It's the The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club of course! :D

  10. I haven't watched Wimbledon for years - used to love it though, back when Agassi played :D

    1. My best friend was mad on Andre Agassi so we queued for tickets in 1992 and got to see him on the old Number One court in the standing area.

  11. I love watching wimbledon, when I get can a bit of peace from my small chap that is!

  12. I know nothing about tennis! Is Wimbledon over yet? ;) Kaz x


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