Next week sees the return of the biggest event in every tennis fans calendar: Wimbledon. That’s right, it’s almost that time of year when the District Line fills to the brim with tourists and locals on their way to spend the afternoon scoffing strawberries and watching a little yellow ball be hurled back and forth for hours on end.
However, as we all know, Wimbledon is a rather bougie affair (and let’s not forget that we’ve got a cost of living crisis on our hands) so there are no doubt plenty of Londoners who would love to live the Wimbledon lifestyle but don’t quite have the Wimbledon budget. Well luckily for us, Aldi has swung in to save the day with an event that will offer all the fun and excitement of the tennis tournament, but at a fraction of the price. So, let me formally introduce you to Aldi’s Swing Ball Championships.
Coinciding with day one of the world-renowned tennis tournament, Aldi’s swing ball championships will be taking place just up the road at the beautiful Cannizaro Park. Running throughout the first week of Wimbledon, nine swingball courts will be available to book from July 3 – July 7. Oh, and did I mention they’re completely free?
Courts will be available to book between 1pm-7pm each day and slots are 45 minute long. Don’t panic though, your slot may be over but the fun certainly isn’t because refreshments are on hand and they certainly got the money-saving memo as well.
Cool off after an intense game of swingball with a refreshing cup of Aldi’s Austin summer fruit punch which will be available for just 78p (that’s a whopping 90% cheaper than its Wimbledon counterpart). Feeling a bit peckish after all that batting action? Well, Aldi have got you covered here too with a delicious helping of strawberries and cream that will only set you back 89p (64% less than what you’d be paying in Centre Court).
With traditional Wimbledon refreshments costing at least £11 per head, Aldi are offering the perfect way to still have plenty of fun in the sun, without breaking the bank. Play a free game of swingball with your pals and then toast your victory (or commiserate your loss) whilst soaking up some sunshine and cheering on the next round of players in this gorgeous green setting.
Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, says: “with the rising cost of living, not everyone can afford to attend the tennis, but we didn’t want anyone to miss out on the fun this year. By bringing The Aldi Swing Ball Championships to Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon, we hope that no matter what your budget, you can enjoy some of that special Wimbledon magic with a good value Aldi twist”.
Availability is limited, so grab your racket, find a friend who’s up for the challenge, and book your slot here.
Cannizaro Park, 35 High Street, SW19 4UE