What is the HSBC Road To Wimbledon?
As you’ll see from the video below the Road to Wimbledon is an extremely prestigious junior tennis tournament.
We were delighted to see current member of FC**Tennis Alessandra Ruggieri plus Charlotte Navin Weinstein, who will join in September, qualify for the event.
Both Alex and Charlotte qualified through county and regional tournaments around the country. They are currently playing a series of round robin matches to see if they will participate in the final rounds.
Dukes Meadows Performance Manager, Anna Briton said:
“It is a great experience for both players to have their first shot at a junior event. It is great for me to see how the children cope with this experience.
Only 16 players go through to this final round at Wimbledon including some from the event in India. There is also a county event that runs alongside this giving more children a chance to play on the hallowed turf.
It is great for me to see how the children cope with this experience. The 16 that get through get the experience of having their Wimbledon pass, a voucher for the shop and some other Wimbledon goodies. They get the full tour of the grounds including media and a player party just like the main Wimbledon. Most of the play is done at Aorangi Park; this is the area where you see all the player practising when you visit the championships.”