Posted on June 13, 2022
Is there a more iconic date on the British sporting calendar than Wimbledon? Whether you’re a diehard or recreational fan, there’s something about the tradition and luscious green grass of this Grand Slam that makes so many of us just want to get out there and play tennis!
If you haven’t got a tennis court near you, however, fear not!
Because, using creativity and a few simple items from Homesense, Hobbycraft, and Lidl at Greenwich Shopping Park, you won’t even have to leave the house to have yourself an ‘ace’ Wimbledon experience!
The Tennis Court
Looking to really push the boat out and make your very own mini-Centre Court to play on? If you have the garden or concrete space to do so, mapping out rough baselines and service boxes using white Duck Tape from Hobbycraft is a great starting point.
No self-respecting tennis court is complete without a net, however, so it’s time to get a little creative!
If you can find yourself two sturdy household objects – a pair of chairs, for example – to place on either side of your court, then attaching this wonderful Pastel Paper Bunting Kit across both provides the perfect solution.
If you’re worried about tennis balls flying across your home and potentially breaking windows, just pick up a pack of these Assorted Latex Balloons to blow up and use instead.
One of the many things that sets Wimbledon apart is its all-white dress code for players. With that in mind, these two-pack Livergy T-Shirts from Lidl will not only have your mini Raducanus and Federers looking the part, but also help African farmers grow cotton more sustainably and improve their working conditions.
For those that find themselves on umpiring duties, then this Red Travel Painting Stool from Hobbycraft, and Livarno Home Parasol from Lidl will keep you comfy and protected from the sun, respectively.
The Food and Drink
When you think of food and drink at Wimbledon, three things immediately spring to mind: strawberries, cream, and Pimm’s!
With its strong, Pimm’s-like colour, Lidl’s Peyton’s Original is the perfect starting point to accompany the lemonade, fruit, fresh mint and cucumber found in this refreshing SW19 classic. All of these ingredients can be found at Lidl Greenwich Shopping Park — and the recipe for their Peyton's Summer Fruit Cup, here.
For your strawberries and cream, simply head to the appropriate aisles in Lidl and add them to your basket. What’s more, if you end up with excess strawberries and Peyton’s, why not try Lidl’s Simple Summer Cocktail or Strawberry Cream cakes with Peyton’s Fruit Cup recipes, too?
To get that true Wimbledon feel, why not check out what they have in store at Homesense Greenwich Shopping Park? With everything from garden sets to servewear, your very own mini-Wimbledon might well end up being the talk of the tennis world — let alone your neighbours!