Wimbledon is the icon of British tennis with the tennis event of the year taking place at Wimbledon tennis courts every summer. You can now take a tour of Wimbledon and get up close to the courts where all the action takes place year after year!
The Wimbledon Tennis Tour, at a budget friendly £20 per person is the perfect gift idea for anyone who is a tennis fan! The tour starts by taking you behind the scenes of Wimbledon and onto the No 1 and Centre courts giving you a different look to what you would normally experience as a spectator. Away from the courts you will get to see the picnic terraces, press interview room, water gardens and Millennium building where you might just spot some tennis stars! The tour is hosted by tour guides who know the courts, the history and lots of fun titbits inside out and can really give you a new look and insider view of the famous Wimbledon.
After the guided tour of the courts and backstage you will then be able to finish off your experience at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. The museum gives you the opportunity to learn about the history of the court and the sport from its roots as a simple past time to its current format of a worldwide professional sport which attracts fans from all over the world. Along with a series of exhibitions, art and memorabilia from as far back as the 1500s there is also a series of education films such as The Science of Tennis and footage showcasing some of the most memorable highlights from Wimbledon. This is the ultimate tennis museum in the United Kingdom and is consider a must visit for any tennis fan!
The tour will take around 2.5 hours, depending on how long you wish to spend in the museum. There are a limited schedule of tours which take place throughout the year however there are none during the Wimbledon tournament so it is important to book your tour as far in advance as possible and two weeks at the minimum.