Between the 29th of June and the 13th of July, the Wimbledon Championship will bring tennis enthusiasts, curious eyes, and sports aficionados together. In spite of the fact that the atmosphere is quieter than in other sports and cheers happen at precise moments, a tennis match can be full of excitement and situation turns around.
If you never attended a tennis match before, it is certainly one of those experiences you want to enjoy in your lifetime. Not to mention that attending Wimbledon is one of the favorite activities of the Royal Family’s members. So, if you want to be in the same crowd with them, you better start preparing. Wimbledon Hospitality 2020 offers a wide range of options that will make you comfortable during the Wimbledon Championship and ensures the best views during the event.
However, attending a tennis match also means respecting a set of rules. In other words, you will have to be careful not just when it comes to behavior, but also to the dress code you’ll respect. If you don’t want everyone to stare at you or be declared “inappropriate” here are the dos and don’ts of attending an official tennis match.
Pay attention to your attire
While there’s no official dress code for the attendees of a tennis match, it is a very good idea to prepare your attire well. White is more than suitable for such an event. This is even more important if you will frequent the Court Number One or Center Court or if you have an invitation to the Royal Box. In this case, you will have to dress smart because you will sit in the proximity of the Royal Family. However, this doesn’t mean wearing hats, in the case of the ladies. Still, if there is going to be a sunny day, a Panama hat will do, as they are very popular and will protect you against the sun’s rays.
Do not dress with clothing items that display large and loud brand logos. This is a bad option in your everyday life, let alone for a tennis match. Also, you should not wear clothes with political slogans either.
Etiquette during the match
Sitting calmly in your place, while using mostly your facial expressions and some smart comments after an exciting moment, is the best way to go. When it comes to tennis, the attendees should not disturb the players with loud demonstrations. Also, you won’t be able to leave your place once the third game of set has been completed and when the players will change their places. You can use these moments of the game to use the restroom. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to return, unless you’re very quick, until the match reaches these moments once again. So, if you don’t want to miss anything, use the restroom once the match is over.
Do your best not to use loud cheering and encouragements. No matter how great they may seem to you, they will distract the attention of the players and will disturb the other participants. Cheering is also not allowed during the rallies. You will have to wait until the end to express your joy and appreciation. When a point has been played, it’s another great moment to cheer, so you’ll notice the entire crowd doing so.
Drinks and food
Both drinks and food are rather expensive if you want to buy them from the available stalls at the tennis court. So, you can pack some with you, just pay attention to quantity. Attendees are allowed to bring along 1 bottle of wine or champagne, of 750 ml, or 2 cans of beer or premixed aperitifs. When it comes to bottles, their cork should be removed and the bottle must be opened before you enter the tennis court. Regarding food, if you don’t want to pay too much on what will be available during the tennis match, consider packing some sandwiches. Or maybe simply bring some cream and strawberries, if you want to spoil yourself.
Do not bring along an entire bottle of spirits drink. This is not allowed on the tennis court. Also, do not pack your favorite drink in a flask, travel mug, or any opaque recipient. All of these are prohibited, although no one knows for sure why.