The Green Grass Of Wimbledon Comes To New York City – Play For Free!

June 8, 2010 | By | Reply More
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Here’s a great New York City sightseeing tip for everyone visiting in June.  The British Bank, HSBC, is sharing a bit of Wimbledon excitement with New York City this month as it presents “Wimbledon at Rockefeller Center” from Monday June 21st through Friday June 25, 2010. The best part about this tennis packed week-long celebration is all the festivities are FREE! Whether you want to tap into the excitement of the simulcast Wimbledon matches, take advantage of a pro tennis clinic, or simply indulge in the Wimbledon tradition of eating strawberries and cream, you’ll find it all in Rockefeller Center during opening week of Wimbledon.

No longer do you have fly to England to join in the excitement of the most acclaimed tennis tournament in the world.  For 133 years Wimbledon has attracted the elite of the tennis world to compete on it’s grassy courts.  Now, thanks to HSBC, you too can test your volley skills on a replica grass tennis court in the heart of New York City.  Beginning on Monday, June 21, 2010 from 7am until 7pm (and continuing through the week), spectators can reserve court time on the replica grass court, take a clinic with pros from Prince, request a racket restringing, play Wii Grand Slam Tennis thanks to EA Sports, and even pose with a virtual Wimbledon Trophy.  To kick off the celebration, tennis greats Jim Courier and Monica Seles will play with selected fans on June 21st from 12:00 – 1pm.

The venue is in Rockefeller Center between 50th & 51st Street, between 5th & 6th Avenue.  You can reserve singles court time by calling 212-525-2367, or take advantage of walk-in tennis clinics by Prince on June 22-25 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm, and 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  Get a schedule of all the clinics and activity times  by visiting HSBC/tennis.

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