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Olympic Experience - Tennis

Posted on 31 July 2012

Off to Wimbledon for Olympic tennis.  Everything was perfect, weather, travelling, security checks and the matches.  After all the grizzling from the media I can honestly say everything went without a hitch.  The food stands were excellent, yes there was Coca Cola everywhere but we could fill up our water bottles as promised and, contrary to rumour, we were able to buy a Pimm's type drink. The food was not a rip off at all - excellent salads for £6.50 and drinks at reasonable prices too, then pizza stalls, sausages, ice creams, etc.  The Wimbledon shop had the full range of Olympic merchandise which was quite expensive, £25 for a T-shirt and £65 for hoodies so I bought socks at £7.00 for 3 pairs for Edward to wear at cricket. I would have bought towel but they were really poor quality and quite small for £20. The women's range was designed by Stella McCartney and seemed to be heavily reliant on gold decoration - a bit OTT for everyday at the gym I thought. 

We saw women's singles, Azarenka vs Begu - 3 sets but that was largely because Azarenka served continuous double faults in the 2nd - men's singles (Federer vs Benneteau) and in the doubles ......


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