Wimbledon Date Ideas
With Wimbledon starting today, we’re getting in the mood for a spot of Tennis and Pimms here at Just Singles. But unlike the celebs, it can be a bit tricky for us regular folk to impress our date with front row seats at centre court. So, we’ve come up with a few other ideas instead…
Pub Garden Date
We don’t recommend inviting someone around your house to watch the Tennis on a first date, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch it together! Find out which one of your local Pubs are showing Wimbledon on the telly, some will even have the TV outside for big events like this. Spend an afternoon soaking up the sunshine and getting to know each other over a jug of Pimms!
If your local offers a food menu, order something really British like an Eton Mess to get you into the Wimbledon spirit!
Tennis in the Park
Head down to your local riverside park for a a little bit of competition with your date. Bring your rackets and best tennis shoes and enjoy a simple game of tennis with one another. Make sure you bring some blankets, lawn chairs and music for a relaxing date in the sunshine.
Pack a picnic filled with classic Wimbledon treats, such as strawberries and cream, finger sandwiches, scotch eggs and tea and scones.
Table Tennis Tournament
If you don’t fancy running around playing tennis, there are always other options! Ping! is a free street ping pong festival running until 31st August with over 750 table tennis tables popping up all around the country! Make it a double date and bring your friends for a doubles match, you can even print out ladder boards from their website to keep score.
Pack a little picnic to enjoy whilst you’re waiting for your turn. Keep an eye on their website to check when your local event is happening and pray for sunshine!
Queue for a Day Ticket
If you really had your heart set on going to a match this year, there’s still hope! Wimbledon is one of the few sporting events left that still gives you a chance of getting a ticket on the day of the event. Queuing for the tickets can take some time, but that’s just plenty more time to get to know your date.
Don’t despair if you’re not lucky enough to get a ticket, there’s lots of things to do around the area. There’s a Wimbledon museum to visit, lots of places to eat and you can even sit outside in the sunshine and watch it on the big screen.
Until next time,
The Just Singles Team.
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Rachel is a Marketing Executive. She’s obsessed with Game of Thrones and country music. Her favourite pastime is cuddling up with her two Labradors and binge watching Netflix.