This is my ‘Happiness is’ moment. Watching Wimbledon and using the ‘Red Button’ to access the other matches that the good old BBC are broadcasting.
I don’t particularly like women’s tennis as it’s all grunts and tip – tap back and forth so I usually select a mens match. Having the technology available to select which match you want to view is definitely a ‘Happiness is..’ moment.
Wimbledon is the ultimate championship and it would be great to see Andy Murray win the Men’s Singles this year.
Now I’ll share a ‘claim to fame’ with you. Back in 1970 when I was in high school a local tennis tournament wanted our school to provide the ball boys. However very few boys applied and there were plenty of us girls that asked if we could do it. They had to apply to the LTA and we became some of the first ball girls to be used in a pro-tournament.
We had lots of training and practice. During the tournament we were provided with uniform and the princely sum of 2/6d to buy our afternoon tea each day. (2/6d is about 12p). But the money was immaterial, I got to meet lots of famous tennis players, John Newcombe, Mark Cox, Roger Taylor, Tony Roche, Nicki Pilic and Ken Rosewall. Ken Rosewall was my favourite, he took time to chat to us all and we even had tea with him once.
I had a box with signed wrist bands and few photos from the local paper but they have got lost – or more likely thrown out by Mum when she moved house!