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The Wimbledon Effect

By FreshSocial 03 Jul 2017

It's that time of year again - Wimbledon.

The tournament runs for two weeks, starting on 3rd of July.

Every year, we all get hooked on tennis for a fortnight and back Andy Murray! Now that Murray is officially out for the count though, who will take home the title?

Whether you're watching it at courtside, or at home on the telly, you can't avoid the Wimbledon Effect. You'll become obsessed with:

Pimms

Seen as Wimbledon marks the start of summer, it's only right to treat yourself to the perfect British summer drink! Fill a jug with ice, fresh mint, chopped strawberries, orange, apple and cucumber. Pour in lemonade and Pimms and you're good to go - a necessity during Wimbledon season.

Strawberries & Cream

On a hot (we hope) summers day, you'll need a light and refreshing snack. Look no further, strawberries and cream are exactly what you need. At Wimbledon, they go through 23 tonnes of strawberries each year - proving it's an essential. Make sure you stock up!

Playing tennis

Fancy yourself as the next Andy Murray or Serena Williams? Put your trainers on and get down to the nearest leisure centre or a park with a tennis court. You could even join a tennis club and meet others getting involved in on the Wimbledon hype - find out where your nearest court is.

Wearing all white

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Players follow a strict all-white dress code and you should too! Pull out those linen trousers from the back of your wardrobe and don't forget your smart shirt and pleated skirt - it's time to look smart. The Wimbledon Effect will have you walking around thinking you're sat in the Royal Box rubbing shoulders with the celebs... 

The celebrity spottings

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Between matches, you'll look out for the celebs who come watch the famous British tournament. And there are some pretty big names who attend, including Kate & Wills, Drake, Bradley Cooper, Mo Farah, Anna Wintour and many more! Get tuned in this year and see who you'll find cheering on Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and co.

Check out the Wimbledon website to get a daily schedule of the matches so you know when to tune in for what. Let the drama unfold! 

Whatever you do, watch some tennis and embrace the Wimbledon Effect.

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