QM Visits Iconic Tennis Grounds
Published 1st July 2022.
QM was delighted to have our name pulled out from the LTA Youth Schools Tennis Wimbledon ballot and receive 10 tickets for Wimbledon's No.1 Court.
A trip from QM hasn't been to Wimbledon in over 13 years, so there was a lot of excitement as we departed on our train journey to London. With a whizz across London on the tube to Southfields, followed by a quick walk towards the grounds and into the All-England Club grounds, we arrived in time for a set of matches on Number 1 court.
With the new roof closed on the first match, we watched the men's Number 4 seeds: Tsitsipas from Greece, then I. Świątek (the women's Number 1 seed) followed by Britain's Jack Draper.
We were privileged to witness some outstanding tennis in the most iconic sports arenas. A special moment was meeting Naiktha Bains, the world no. 190, for a Q&A with her tennis coach outside the media centre and near the Player's Lounge.
It was a truly inspirational moment, to gain an insight into the life of a professional tennis player at Wimbledon.
On the train home, we had a special mention by LNER on their ticker tape: "Hoping QM School had a wonderful day at Wimbledon!" A fantastic trip and fingers crossed our school is drawn out again as our students had the most fabulous time.