5 July 2019 Local Tennis Leagues goes to Wimbledon Everyone's Wimbledon is different. Here's what Local Tennis Leagues took away when it made the trip down to SW19 this week! (Click the bars to see the pictures and commentaries) As though there was not enough on court drama already in the Kyrigos-Nadal match, in the middle of the last set, a cork popped from a bottle of bubbly in the stands . . .and landed at the feet of a baffled Kyrigos. Amanda and Pete from Leamington Spa (above), who were sitting directly in front of us, were red faced with embarrassment at what they had accidentally done, but raised a glass to the match. Something to drink? Robinsons is the second oldest supplier to the Wimbledon Championships (the oldest is Slazenger) and it’s offering free samples of its rather nice new flavour Strawberry, Cucumber and Mint drink (picture below right). Maybe take along a re-cyclable receptable for a guilt-free and refreshingly-fruity thirst-quenching taste Konta wins more friends Jo Konta in full flight on her way to victory against Siniakova .. and full of empathy afterwards when Siniakova slipped on the final point. Konta, who had to lie down mid match during the Fed Cup earlier this year, must have known just how miserable her opponent felt, and commisserated with a sympathetic post-match hug at her end of the court. Curious Kyrgios From tennis genius to crowd entertainer to player-with-the-sulks you never know which Kyrgios will turn up. But whatever his on court antics, he know it's not cool to be a litter-bug. A date with Rafa Earlier this year, Gemma Bes, Rafa's nutritionist told us she had added dates to his mid-match diet, and here is the proof. For his match against Kyrgios, the on-form and successful Spaniard was fuelled with a sweet treat or two. Keep it neat (or don't) Can you tell what kind of player someone is by the way they leave their chair on court. Here are those yesterday of Kyrgios (top) and Rafa (below) Busier than ever 39,000 people can be in the Wimbledon grounds at any one time. Yesterday it felt as if they were all there at once. Is it more popular than it has ever been? Recycle and clean up Are there lawns anywhere that are more lovingly cared for than those at SW19? Even on the outside courts, the grounds-staff sweep away bits of dead grass in preparation for tomorrow’s play. But the championships are also trying to clean up in other ways, especially by reducing plastic. Out go the 4,500 plastic bags it used to use for players’ re-strung rackets; in come 100% re-cyclable water bottles and a new Sustainability Demonstration Space. Among the exhibits is this skirt. It is made from 30% recycled plastic; 70% landfill material. It feels like 100% (stiff) hessian but by 2030, we could all be wearing a more refined version of this.