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Working at Wimbledon: I'm in charge of the queue
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14 Jul 2015 11:38
Just come back from the last day at Wimbledon. What an excellently managed and superb site for tennis. All staff are very pleasant and no question too difficult or silly for them to answer. Well done to the backroom boys and girls. Forget about TV; you must visit Wimbledon to get into the full spirit of the game (this is probably the wrong place to put this blog). You don't need Centre Court tickets; get the cheaper Court Number 1 tickets and immerse yourself in the atmosphere.
comment number 5
12 Jul 2015 12:51
I have enjoyed the coverage of Wimbledon very much. I am so pleased to see that Clare Balding is on the team. She is one of the very best TV presenters.
comment number 4
10 Jul 2015 17:18
Poor old John Inverdale removed for some petty reason and then replaced by Clare, who was even more insulting to some poor jockey with teeth that she considered to be worthy of comment from her. Double standards I'd say. Anyway we're stuck with her for Wimbledon, even though she's never been involved with tennis before. Another BBC-luvvy decision suppose. Anyway next year some consideration should be given to someone who knows what they're talking about. Someone with some credibility and someone therefore the professionals can actually have a meaningful and informed conversation with. She must pinch herself every day when she looks at how high her profile is. Beats me!!!
comment number 3
1 Jul 2015 14:18
this will be my 20th year queueing and the queues have steadily got longer and longer each year!
I think the main reason is that the queueing is all now done in Wimbledon Park. Up until about 15 years ago there were 2 queues stretching all along the pavements outside of the All England Club.
It is much easier for people to now camp and in the past couple of years things like twitter can alert people to the length of the queue in an instant.
once inside of course there is the more secret second queue for resale tickets, this can be even more rewarding than the main queue!
comment number 2
30 Jun 2015 16:53
I remember one year I queued for 8 hours to get into Wimbledon. My brother worked for many years in London and myself and my older brother used to visit him every summer. This trip to Wimbledon is one of my great memories. We got in the queue at 8 am and it was already miles long. Having said that the atmosphere was great the stewarts were great, keeping us up to date on how long it would be to get in, everyone was in good humour and the whole thing was a great experience that I will never forget. I remember the queuing as much of the tennis. Well done !!
comment number 1