Former champion Rafael Nadal was also put to the test against Argentinian Francisco Cerúndolo. Additionally, we have star player and current men’s singles title holder Novak Djokovic still in contention, while Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray were unfortunately eliminated in the second round. It will be a thrilling experience for Wimbledon fans, but after 135 editions of the tennis tournament, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected.
Founded in 1877, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club at Wimbledon, in the ‘Big Smoke’, since its inception. With such an important championship, it is not surprising that it has acquired traditions over the years. Things like wearing white, Pimm’s, ball boys and girls, and eating strawberries and cream are all synonymous with Wimbledon. Indeed, in 2017, tennis fans browsed through 34,000 kilograms of strawberries and 10,000 liters of cream. It’s a big stomach ache.
Whether you’re partaking in these traditions – sunburn included – from the All England Club or in front of your TV, our carefully selected products will get you in the tennis mood. Treat yourself to merchandise, like a Wimbledon bucket hat, share a delicious basket with your tennis-loving friends or gift a pair of fancy tennis socks to a Wimbledon fanatic in your life. There’s a lot of merchandise to choose from, so let’s take a look.
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The best Wimbledon merchandise at a glance
- Tennis Mug£5
- Do Not Disturb I’m Watching Tennis Socks£6.99
- Jolly Ginger Andy Cookie£7.95
- adult tennis racket£9.99
- Strawberries and cream cookies£10.95
- Roger this tote£10.99
- Seconds Strawberries Small straight pitcher£16
- The best of sports and leisure board games£16
- Women’s Tennis Poster£18.93
- Sipsmith Strawberry Smash Gin£22.50
- Ralph Lauren Kids Wimbledon Headbands£27
- 2022 Wimbledon Championships Towel£35
- Wimbledon Garden Gin£38.50
- Small Wimbledon Lane Bum Bag£57
- Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Reversible Embroidered Cotton Twill Bucket Hat£65
- Fortnum Picnic Essentials£85
- Wimbledon printed cotton-jersey T-shirt£90
- Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Tennis Skort£125
Best Wimbledon merchandise to buy this year
Wimbledon printed cotton jersey t-shirt, £90
You may have to support the new judge at Wimbledon, he has just received his referee koalifications! This soft cotton t-shirt features Ralph Lauren’s iconic teddy bear mascot dressed for a day of umpiring. It’s a stylish way to commemorate the tennis tournament.
Wimbledon Garden Gin, £38.50
If you can’t make it to Wimbledon this year, you might as well try it, right? Wimbledon Garden Gin blends juniper, gorse and heather from Wimbledon Common with licorice, lemon, Wimbledon honey and Cascade hops from a local brewery in South West London. It’s perfect for a refreshing G&T as you cheer on your favorite player to make it to the finals.
Wimbledon 2022 Championships Towel, £35
This green and purple striped towel commemorates 100 years of Center Court: the main court of Wimbledon, where we will soon see some of our favorite sportsmen playing.
Jolly Ginger Andy Cookie, £7.95
Enjoy watching tennis superstar Andy Murray play while munching on Andy Murray Gingerbread. This wonderfully glazed gingerbread man, complete with detailed tennis shoes, tastes as good as it looks.
Adult tennis racket, £9.99
If watching Wimbledon has inspired you to practice your backhand, you’ll need a tennis racket. This competitively priced racquet from Decathlon is perfect for beginners. But who knows, you might soon give Novak Djokovic a hard time, in which case Decathlon has a whole range of racquets for you to upgrade.
Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Embroidered Cotton Twill Reversible Bucket Hat, £65
This fully reversible bucket hat is crafted from cotton twill with a structured visor that’s sure to keep you cool when you’re on the pitch.
Roger That Tote Shopper, £10.99
Roger Federer may not be playing at Wimbledon this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t honor the former world No. 1 tennis player with this ‘Roger That’ tote bag. The client is available in 10 different colors and is large enough to store your Wimbledon essentials, such as sunglasses, strawberries, cream and a large pitcher of Pimm’s.
Strawberries and cream cookies, £10.95
Why do we eat strawberries and cream at Wimbledon? Well, back then, strawberries were only available for a few weeks of the year, and those few weeks coincided with Wimbledon, so that’s what tennis fans ate. In 2022, you will be able to purchase jars from the Dessert Court. Or, you can treat yourself to vanilla cookies with two strawberries and a tub of ice cream on them.
Ralph Lauren Kids Wimbledon Headbands, £27
These navy Ralph Lauren headbands are perfect for the budding tennis star in your life.
Small Wimbledon Lane Bum Bag, £57
For a compact and comfortable fanny pack that’s also kind to the planet, look no further than this one from Radley. Complete with the signature Scottie dog detail, this bag is made from polyester sourced from recycled bottles.
Fortnum’s Picnic Essentials, £85
If you’re watching Wimbledon from home, we can’t think of a better way to enjoy it than with this deluxe picnic hamper. Treat yourself to picnic essentials from Fortnum and Mason – “What are picnic essentials?” we hear you cry! Well, chicken and ham pie, scotch eggs, cheese platter, salmon pate, dill mustard sauce, crackers, caramelized red onion marmalade, more a bottle of Prosecco. Yum!
Women’s Tennis Poster, £18.93
Here are some tennis trivia for you: When serving, a player must place the ball into his opponent’s service box. An ace is a serve that successfully lands in the box without touching the opponent’s racket, which is why it’s better to serve one.
Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Tennis Skort, £125
Tennis players wear white to prevent sweat stains from appearing on colored clothing. It’s an outdated rule that dates back to Victorian times, but this white Ralph Lauren tennis skort looks really cute.
The Best of Sport and Leisure Board Game, £16
Game, set, match! This board game will test athletes on their knowledge of sport and leisure.
Tennis mug, £5
This vintage-inspired mug features two tennis stars, aptly named Marks and Spencer, as they battle it out in the Wimbledon final in front of an eager crowd. The porcelain mug is microwave and dishwasher safe, so the only thing you have to worry about is spilling your tea when the games get too intense.
Do Not Disturb I’m Watching Tennis Socks, £6.99
We all know a tennis fan who would give you a disgusted look if you breathed near them while the tennis is on. For that person in your life, give them these fancy socks that say “Do Not Disturb, I’m Watching Tennis”.
Seconds Strawberries Small straight pitcher, £16
Buy this sweet pitcher to pour cream all over your fresh strawberries. If you haven’t had the chance to go to Wimbledon this year, the strawberries and cream combo is the next best thing.
Sipsmith Strawberry Smash Gin, £22.50
This Sipsmith gin is making a smashing return for the 2022 Championships. Strawberry Smash Gin is made with real Wimbledon strawberries grown specifically for this year’s tournament, and Sipsmith recommends you serve your gin (and mixer of choice) with a touch of lime zest and freshly sliced strawberries – we won’t disagree with that.
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