During many years as a sports announcer at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Road, Wimbledon (as the place is properly named!), this week’s guest blogger, Kim Shippey, was joined at various times in the broadcast booth by such former champions as Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors, Fred Stolle, Frew McMillan, and Fred Perry (the last Briton to win a men’s singles title.) The championships run this year from June 25 to July 8.
Above all, I think it’s the spirit of Wimbledon that captures people’s minds and persuades them to stand in line for hours for buses, trains, and ground entrance passes. I believe that for 135 years Wimbledon has set the standard for player decorum—and its criteria are deeply and widely respected.
As I write, the best players in the world are jetting in. The strawberries will soon be available—if you can afford them. Summer rain showers are getting ready to tease the order of play. And some of us are thinking of Continue reading