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Ryedale does Wimbledon

On Wednesday 11th July, we travelled down to Wimbledon with 10 Year 9 girls. We were lucky enough to be allocated two centre court tickets and ten court 2 tickets. There were some excellent, close matches with great tennis.

The highlights were seeing British player, Heather Watson have a three set ladies doubles but unfortunately lost. Her anger outbursts and being warned by the umpire didn’t seem to help her game. The students had a fantastic experience seeing the quarter finals on centre court.

Djokovic (the winner of the tournament) and Nishikori were up first and then Nadal and Del Potro had one of the best matches of the fortnight, in their five set match. On court 2, Jamie Murray won in the mixed match and later went on to be in the final.

Here are some comments from the students.

The early start was worthwhile as when we got off the train at Wimbledon we saw all the lovely shop windows were tennis themed with their decoration.

We experienced being in the centre court viewing some outstanding men’s singles tennis by Djokovic and Nishikori, Nadal and Del Potro, along with the fantastic atmosphere. As well as this, we experienced some brilliant matches on court two, including mixed doubles with Jamie Murray.

I really enjoyed my strawberries and cream, it made the early start worth it.

The matches were all terrific and every match we watched was full of apprehension and tension. Although my favourite part of the day was when we watched the game on centre court. Djokovic was amazing!

The standards of tennis that we watched on Wednesday was almost surreal and was unlike anything I had ever seen before.

We had a fantastic day and were so lucky to see some of the best tennis in the tournament. It was great to see the students so engrossed in the tennis and still talking about the matches they had seen later in the evening on the train back to York.

Miss Middleton


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