As always a great day out and a chance to see some of the world’s finest tennis players up close. The grounds of the All England Club are always immaculate, as are the umpires, line judges and ball boy/girls in their Ralph Lauren designed uniforms. Jamie Murray The greatest mens double pair of all time [...]
Fives players at Highgate School, 1949 Eton Fives is an English ball game now only played at a select few private schools. Formalised at Eton College in 1877, the game consists of a court made up of 3 walls, much like a squash court where players use only their hands to hit the ball, hence [...]
My school cricket team circa 1932 – Highgate School first XI, from the archive.
Having grown up watching Wimbledon each year, I have to say the recent uniforms by Ralph Lauren make a huge difference in terms of the atmosphere. To wander around the grounds of the All England Club passing the many ground staff, linesmen and women, ball boys and girls, all looking proud in their uniforms reminds [...]
Federer’s first match of Wimbledon 2011 (vs Kukushkin), warming up in his knitted ‘RF’ vest 3pm, 21st June 2011
Despite only being the 3rd seed this year, Federer is still most experts’ favourite to win the title. If so it will be his 7th title, equaling Pete Sampras’s record. Federer has now won more single’s grand slam titles that anyone else. Greatest of all time? It would seem so. However while Federer has 16 [...]
Ralph Lauren have announced new uniforms for ball boys and girls for Wimbledon 2011. The new design is to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Championships and is the first update for the uniforms since Ralph Lauren became official outfitters of the tournament in 2006. As always the collection is available to purchase via Ralph [...]
Preposity will be covering Wimbledon 2011. I will be attending and documenting on Friday 24th June. 21st of June is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, but to me the true start of summer is the beginning of Wimbledon fortnight. Sometimes the first monday of the championships falls on the 21st, this [...]