Wimbledon Trips 2009

This year twenty four members from the Appeti Academy were able to attend the Wimbledon Championships with tickets coming from various sources.

Over the fortnight a number of our younger players gained their first experience of the championships through tickets won in the LTA and centre's ballot

The first Monday saw a group of our older players and their coaches successfully getting Centre Court tickets after camping out over night in the famous 'queue'Apart from watching the opening day's play the day was spent autograph hunting and having photos taken with various players and other famous people. Tim finally managed to meet his idol, Andy Roddick whilst Spencer bumped into John McEnroe.

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The second week saw three of our girls meeting the former champion Jana Novotna as well as Tim Henman and Mr Richard Williams through tickets gained in the LTA coaches ballot.


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Everyone who attended this year throughly enjoyed their experience and were inspired to work hard so they could be on the courts rather than watching them in the future!

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