Your Week In (Summer) Sport

By london_dan Last edited 166 months ago
Your Week In (Summer) Sport

With the football season well and truly over, it's time to get out and investigate the other sports the capital has to offer. And then sit and wait for the rain to stop and the covers to come off.

To start with next week sees the Stella Artois Grass Court Championship take place at The Queen's Club in West Kensington (nearest tube Baron's Court). The leading lights of this year's tournament are last year's winner Andy Roddick, last year's defeated finalist Sebastien Grosjean, the charmless Lleyton Hewitt, our very own "Come On" Tim Henman, and making his tennis comeback with a wild card entry, Mark Philippoussis

Centre Court tickets have already sold out for all days, but Ground Admission tickets can still be purchased from the Box Office at £12 a pop.

In cricket, Middlesex take on Essex at Lord's on Sunday in the totesport League before they continue their County Championship campaign against Surrey starting on Wednesday, also at Lord's. Tickets can be purchased on the day at £14 for the totesport game and £12 for the County Championship games.

If you like your sport a little less refined however, get yourself over to the Wimbledon Speedway track where they're hosting the Paul Strank Roofing Open Championship. Which should be more fun than it sounds. They have a website but we wouldn't recommend it. Telephone 020 8241 6362 for more info instead.

As an alternative to sitting and watching, get out and about with The London Bicycle Tour Company who offer guided bicycle rides through the city. Tours are a very leisurely 3.5 hours for 9 miles riding and cost £16.95, and don't let their bloody atrocious web site put you off.

Last Updated 02 June 2005