A Burton shopping centre is slicing up a piece of tennis action as it is set to get its own Henman Hill, or more recently known as Murray Mound, this weekend.
On Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 the main square within Coopers Square shopping centre will be getting ‘court up’ in the frenzy, as the main event will be shown live from the centre, complete with grass a deck chairs.
Centre manager, David Chadfield said: “Wimbledon is one of the finest sporting events and we wanted visitors to have the option of enjoying a great family day out without missing the tennis finals so we’re bringing SW19 to the heart of DE14.
"There’s going to be so much going on at the Coopers Square this weekend and it’s all free so instead of watching Wimbledon at home, come and join us – everyone will have a ball.”
The shopping centre is set to serve up a host of fun activities for tennis lovers and their families, including a treasure hunt, table tennis and an opportunity to check out this year’s Wimbledon fashion.
Coopers Square Wimbledon Weekend takes place from 11am until 4pm on Saturday July 15 and Sunday, July 16 and is free to attend.
Things you might not know about Wimbledon
While you might know that a glass of Pimm's and bowl of strawberries and cream are the classic refreshments at the tennis tournament, but there are a lot of things you might not know…
It goes back a long way
The first championship took place in 1877, making it the oldest tennis tournament in the world.
There’s a strict dress code
You might know that players are expected to dress head to toe in white, but did you know the umpire can ask them to change if they are not? In 2013, Roger Federer was told to switch his shoes for his next match because he was wearing bright orange ones.
Yellow tennis balls are quite new.
The tennis balls in the championships used to be white, but these were changed to yellow in 1986 to make them more visible to TV cameras.
Matches can go on for a long time.
The longest ever match played at Wimbledon took place in the 2010 tournament. US player John Isner defeated Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes – it had to be played over three days.