Wimbledon 2019

On Wednesday 3rd July, 10 people from years 7, 8, 9 and 10 left School bright and early to go to Wimbledon. We took the coach from School at 7:00 to London, we arrived at about 11:00 to see the sights of Wimbledon. To start with, me and a few others walked around Wimbledon to go to the shop and see some lower ranked matches at courts 12 and 18, they were great quality; we saw some excellent rallies. We also settled down for lunch at about 12:30 in front of one of the courts.

After that, we watched Women’s Britain number 2, Heather Watson get destroyed by Kontaveit in straight sets on court 1. It was a thrilling match with exciting tennis! Then, we had a break and looked around Wimbledon some more, we saw some amazing sports stars such as John McEnroe. We also watched Feliciano Lopez lose to Khachanov in a thrilling 4 set match and Wozniaki, a top women’s tennis player, beat Kudermetova in straight sets again!

Following that, we visited Henman hill/Murray mount to watch Djokovic play. He’s a great player! That match finished at about 7:30 and we were ready to leave but then we found out the 15 year old sensation Cori (Coco) Gauff had been moved courts to play on court 1 and we had tickets! She is amazing, especially for her age. The game finished and she had won 2 sets to none and she progressed to the 3rd round of Wimbledon.

We eventually left and we prepared for a very long journey home. What a thrilling day, I’m sure everyone had a great time even though it was a very long day! It was a once in a lifetime experience and I will never forget it. Thank you to the PE department for letting us go on this amazing trip.

Timothy Lowman (8 Galahad)  

On Wednesday the third of July, me and 9 other pupils went to Wimbledon. As soon as we arrived, you could truly see how big it actually was. All around there were tennis matches, singles and doubles, with a big crowd at each court. We had tickets all day for Court 1. The first match I saw was Heather Watson versus Anett Kontaveit. Although Heather Watson (GBR) lost, it was still such an exciting experience to see both professional players hit the ball over the net at such a fast speed. Additionally, another favourite moment of the trip was when the 15-year-old Cori Gauff beat Magdalena Rybarijova at two sets to none. Even when we were not on court one, there was still a lot of things around Wimbledon to get involved in. This was probably the best and funniest school trip I’ve had!

Oliver Martin-Panther (7 Nelson)