Now that the gorgeous sunshine is here (and will hopefully stay longer than a few days) we can start enjoying the best that summer has to offer. Whether you’re having a staycation this year or just popping over for your holidays there are lots of events happening up and down the country that would be a perfect day out for any sports’ lover. Here is a selection of the top sporting events which are happening in the UK this summer:
Wimbledon – perfect for tennis lovers
Based in South West London, The Championships (or Wimbledon as it is better known) is one of the top events in the tennis calendar. This years’ tournament began on 29th June and it will be on until 12th July. If you haven’t bought tickets already it may be possible to buy a ticket on the day but those who have been to the tournament in previous years will know that this involves queueing for some time. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun though; you can join tennis fans on Murray Mound or just pop along to enjoy some of the famous strawberries and cream. Either way, this tournament is a British summer sporting staple event and shouldn’t be missed!
This year’s Ashes series will be taking place between 8th July and 24th August at cricket grounds across the UK including Lord’s, Sophia Gardens, Trent Bridge and The Oval. The matches are between England and Australia with the teams being captained by Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke respectively. It looks set to be a great series of nail-biting matches! If you’re too impatient to wait until the Ashes starts, it might be an idea to check out Coral’s website for the latest news both before and during the series as there are lots of matches between then and now including the Natwest T20 Blast.
British Grand Prix, Silverstone
Those of you who are looking for something with a quicker pace than cricket or tennis need look no further than the British Grand Prix. Held in Silverstone, the home of British race car driving, it starts on July 3rd and finishes on July 5th. Some tickets are still available to the event at a pricey £259, but there will be lots of coverage of the event online and on Sky TV. It will be interesting to see how Lewis Hamilton fares, will he be able to recreate his 2014 win?