There’s nothing quite as quintessentially British as Wimbledon! And of course, as soon as the Championship starts… so does the rain! The Blue Bell will be showing all matches, finishing with the men’s singles on Sunday 16th. Visit us for a glass of Pimm’s and delicious local strawberries & cream!

Wimbledon, often regarded as the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, has a rich and storied history. The tournament was first held in 1877 at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London. Originally, it was a Gentlemen’s singles-only event with 22 players competing. The tournament gradually expanded to include Ladies’ singles in 1884, and other events like doubles and mixed doubles were added in subsequent years. Wimbledon is known for its distinctive grass courts, which demand a unique style of play. Throughout its history, the tournament has witnessed legendary players and iconic moments, such as the rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe in the 1980s and the dominance of Pete Sampras and Roger Federer in the 2000s. Today, Wimbledon continues to captivate tennis enthusiasts worldwide with its timeless traditions, including the famous strawberries and cream, white dress code, and the revered Centre Court.

If you can’t make it to Wimbledon, there are still plenty of chances to get involved with tennis in the local area. Suitable for all ages and abilities, here’s just a selection of some of the great tennis courts local to Emsworth:

Havant Parks Tennis

At Havant Parks Tennis, we are dedicated to ensuring tennis is accessible to all. We offer affordable rates, expert organisation, and a range of engaging activities for the local community. Our mission is to foster a love for tennis among individuals of all ages.

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The Avenue

We offer our members great facilities where they can play tennis on grass, or on all-weather outdoor courts, squash, racket ball or table tennis; exercise in our gym or participate in our fitness classes.

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Seacourt Tennis Club

Seacourt Tennis Club is a sports and social club that offers a range of sporting facilities for all ages and abilities. We offer many forms of racquet sport – Real Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Padel Tennis, Rackets, Squash, Racket Ball, Badminton and Sticke Tennis.

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