I have only just returned from a one-week-long trip from London and embarrassingly, I have to admit, I barely went out of Zone 3 during the time I was there. Instead, I spent most of my time standing in the cold waiting for Novak Djokovic – for those who do not know who that is, he’s only the current number one male tennis player in the world – to make an appearance and when I wasn’t doing that, I could probably be found watching one of his matches inside the arena at the O2 in North Greenwich.
And then you have the AEGON International held in Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, which is found at the other end of the spectrum. Away from the snobs of Queen’s Club, the event is definitely more relaxed and you can definitely see it in the restaurant – which is actually open to everyone – when you’re sitting next to some of the players (yes, being a tennis fan is quite amazing) or on the grounds which looks more like a small tennis fun fair than a tournament.
With Wimbledon around the corner and the grass court season now in full swing, I really wished I could be in London right now basking in the sun while enjoying some
hot tennis players good tennis matches. The first half of summer in London usually meant getting up at ungodly hours for a spot in the famous Wimbledon queue or to make it to one of the ‘lower category’ tournaments.
The AEGON Championships at Queen’s Club was the first ever one I ever went to and yes, it is as posh and pretentious at it sounds. Continue reading Game, Set and Match: Posh and Pretentious