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Ealing Wimbledon champion? You cannot be serious!

30 Jun 2019
Ealing Wimbledon champion? You cannot be serious!

Get your strawberries and cream and start practising your backhand, today is 1st July, and the start of Wimbledon 2019 – so exciting for tennis fans, will Novak Djokovic win the title for the 5th time?

We’re really lucky in West London to have some brilliant tennis facilities, whether you want to seriously learn, or just play with friends for fun. Just down the road from our Northfields Avenue branch, Lammas park is home to Will to Win tennis centre – they’ve got something for everyone, and provide tennis coaching for all ages. For more casual games, Elthorne park has three, free-to-use tennis courts.

Did you know?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the brilliant facilities across West London, but did you know that championship-winning Tennis player, Fred Perry, first began to play tennis at the Brentham Lawn Tennis Club near his Pitshanger Lane family home in Ealing? Until Andy Murray won the men’s singles Champion title in 2013, Fred was the last British male to win it in 1936, after winning it consecutively for three years (1934-1936)

If you do fancy yourself as a bit of a budding Fred Perry, then this five bedroom, detached family home in Perivale Lane is just a 20-minute stroll across Pitshanger Park to Brentham Tennis club, and could be the home for you. Visit the property web page for more information.

We like to be inclusive, so if you prefer sitting on the sidelines cheering on, here is a gorgeous BBC Food recipe for strawberry daiquiri cocktails – combining the tradition of Wimbledon strawberries, and a refreshing summery drink.



Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail (serves 1)

Click here for the original recipe link

  • 4 fresh strawberries (and 1/2 a strawberry to garnish)
  • 2tsp white sugar
  • 35ml/ 1 1/2fl oz white rum
  • 1tbsp strawberry liqueur
  • 25ml/1fl oz lime juice
  1. Place the strawberries, sugar, rum, strawberry liqueur and lime juice into the base of a cocktail shaker and mash – the end of a clean rolling pin works well, as does a fork if you don’t have a rolling pin.
  2. Place the lid securely onto the cocktail shaker (we don’t want daiquiri going everywhere!) and shake well.
  3. Strain the mixture into a Martini glass and garnish with half a strawberry.
  4. Enjoy!

If you’d like to book a viewing with us, or even find out more about local facilities, then give our Pitshanger Lane branch a call on 020 8998 3111