There’s nothing like enjoying a bit of live sport in the warm tennis months. When the sun is shining and the evenings stretch out before you, it’s one of life’s great pleasures to head out and enjoy a day of top-quality sporting action.
With life getting back towards normality following the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the summer for getting your hands on some tickets and heading out for a day of sun-soaked sporting fun.
For many, the first summer sport that pops into their head will be tennis. The pristine grass courts of Wimbledon are one of the most iconic sights of summer, and with Wimbledon having just come and gone, tennis is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Whether it’s a day in the plush seats of Centre Court, or a ground pass to explore the venue and dip in and out of different matches, Wimbledon is one of the best live sporting experiences. What’s better than some strawberries and cream, a pitcher of Pimm’s, and some top-drawer tennis?
Perhaps a more left-field choice, the sport of greyhound racing has plenty to offer budding spectators, and those who enjoy greyhound betting won’t be disappointed. With races usually held at night, a trip to the greyhound track can be a great way to spend an evening, with all the biggest races held over the summer months.
The biggest race in the UK is the English Greyhound Derby, which usually takes place throughout the month of June. This year, Romeo Magico lived up to his standing in the greyhound racing tips to take the top prize.
All of golf’s major championships take place in the spring and summer months, but for British fans, The Open is where it’s at. Usually held in mid-July, it’s the perfect chance to see the world’s best go head-to-head amid the balmy summer conditions at some of the UK’s most beloved golf courses.
With the 2022 Open Championship the 150th edition of the historic competition, there is a special edge to proceedings at the iconic St Andrews Old Course. Some of golf’s most memorable moments have occurred at the Open in the middle of the British summer, and to witness it in the flesh is a dream for every golf fan.
Another standout summer sport for spectators is cricket. Whether it’s the County Championship, the T20 Blast, The Hundred, or international Test matches, there is something uniquely relaxing about spending a day watching some top-class cricket.
For most, the gold standard is a Test at Lord’s with the sun beating down, lending a yet brighter hue to the iconic white attire of the cricketers. We’ve already seen some top-class Test performances from England against New Zealand this summer, and there is a real feel-good factor about the English Test team at the moment.
On the other end of the spectrum is The Hundred, which is a faster-paced format aimed at attracting a younger audience. The inaugural edition of the competition was a roaring success last summer, and demand for tickets will be high when The Hundred gets back underway in August.