Yesterday was the final of the men’s Wimbledon tennis and as Andy Murray was playing me and my friends went down to the Stray in Harrogate where it was being shown on large screens outside. The Stray is just a large area of grass which surrounds Harrogate and as the weather was perfect who wouldn’t want to be outside in the sun watching Murray in the final :)
The quality of the screen wasn’t great, you couldn’t really see the ball and at times it was hard to tell who was who! However, the atmosphere was great and everyone was rooting for Murray and cheering along :) it really was the perfect day out with friends and family. The sun was out throughout the whole game so I have to admit I did get a little sun burnt!
I really enjoyed the experience and would absolutely go back next year because it was just a really good way of watching the match with all friends.
A local news reporter filmed some of the crowd and when Murray won you can see how pleased everyone was and it was the perfect end to a lovely weekend :)
(website to the Harrogate news report of the event - http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2013/07/07/montpellier-hill-packed-to-capacity-for-wimbledon-final/)
After the match we went back to my friends house and had a BBQ and a few drinks to celebrate, this mainly consisted of games of football and volleyball as well as catching up and eating :) one of my friends brought a bottle of champagne which had a Wimbledon jacket on which I thought was just so cool and shows how big Wimbledon really is!
Did you watch the game or do anything special for Wimbledon?
Hope you enjoyed reading and speak to you soon