This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 06/07/2018.
How to watch Wimbledon tennis on a big screen for free in Croydon town centre
The big screen also includes deckchairs and a green carpet.
A large screen beaming live action from Wimbledon has been put up outdoors in Croydon town centre, and is complete with deckchairs and a green carpet.
Anyone wanting to make use of the good weather is being encouraged to head down to watch the tennis tournament for free on the big screen on the High Street.
Games are being shown between 11.30am and 9pm Monday to Friday.
On Saturday (July 7) the tennis will stop being shown at 4:30pm, but will be back on the big screen from Monday (July 9), with games shown every day until the final on Sunday (July 15).
Food and soft drinks are allowed in the viewing area, with alcohol available to purchase in from The Oval Tavern which is setting up a pop-up pub in the area.
A glass of Pimms and a bowl of strawberries and cream are also available to buy.
Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “Whether people are in the town centre to shop or on their lunch break from work, they can enjoy Wimbledon served up live on the big screen.
“With the smashing weather we are currently enjoying, what better way to while away an hour or two? I do hope many people can catch some of the action and have an ace time!”
The Wimbledon big screen forms part of the Street Live programme, which is being run by Croydon Council and Croydon BID.
The programme is delivering 48 days of activity over the summer, offering something a little different for shoppers, diners and those passing by.
Matthew Sims, chief executive of Croydon BID, said: “We want people to come out of there office with their colleagues and take their lunches to soak up the atmosphere in the High Street.
“Whether you are an avid tennis fan or just looking for a place to chill out, relax, take in the summer rays, and come down with your friends or family for a great two weeks of sporting action.”