Directly descended from the jeu de paume played by French clergy in the 12th century, the genealogy of tennis is more conventionally traced to a Victorian Major whose genteel game was quickly adopted by elite society. Now most famously hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis Club of Wimbledon, this world-class sporting event attracts an international crowd, who come for summer picnics, endless glasses of fruit-laden Pimms, large rounds of strawberries and cream and lots of tense umpire decisions. And 2017, no less than any other year, promises to live up to the hype. Recent tournaments, such as the Australian Open, have created unforgettable drama in the tennis world, and there can be no doubt that Wimbledon 2017 will surpass the incredible performances seen “Down Under”.
Let’s face it, we are lucky to live in an era which will probably never be bettered. Think of great champions like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal being challenged by the awesome force of Novak Djokovic and home favourite, 2016 Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray. Call to mind the incredible Serena Williams, and the growing list of powerful female tennis players vying to take her crown.
Closing in on the “Greats” are a host of highly talented, players: Kei Nishikori, Angelique Kerber, Milos Raonic, Juan Martin Delpotro and Stan Wawrinka, to name just a few. There is no guarantee as to which athletes will be raising the Men’s “Cup” or the Ladies’ “Venus Rosewater Dish” at the end of the 2017 Singles Finals. And it’s this unpredictability that makes for a very exciting Grand Slam.
What better way to celebrate what promises to be an electric tournament, than a two-night stay in a luxurious suite (check-in, 5th July) at The Rubens at the Palace? Enjoy a full English breakfast daily, a Wimbledon-themed welcome cocktail on arrival, official Wimbledon towels (personalised with guests’ initials), private transfers to and from Wimbledon, centre court Debenture tickets for the second round men’s and ladies singles, exclusive access to the centre court Debenture lounge, Lanson (official sponsors of Wimbledon) Champagne tasting in the Leopard Champagne Bar, a fine dining experience at the English Grill, Wimbledon themed turndown and treat, and finally, a game of tennis with a coach?
Regardless of whether you’re a Wimbledon novice or a seasoned attendee; whether you want to watch singles, doubles or wheelchair tennis; Wimbledon 2017 promises to offer you an extraordinary experience. Book this offer (from £5,152 for two people – other days are available on request), to get the very best out of the tournament on your next trip to London.
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