Wimbledon Tennis & Coffee: All you need to know about coffee shops in Wimbledon

Its Wimbledon fortnight! One of our favourite weeks of the year! Slightly overshadowed this year being wedged between The European Football Championships and The Olympics, but one not to miss - especially with the return of Andy Murray! We recently interviewed an Olympian RISE subscriber here

Everything you need to know about Wimbledon Tennis Tournament 

The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and often regarded as one of the most prestigious. Here is. quick summary of everything you need to know!

History of Wimbledon Tennis: The inaugural Wimbledon Championships took place in 1877 and it is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, alongside the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. 

Location: Wimbledon is held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) in Wimbledon, London, England.

Surface: The tournament is played on grass courts, which is traditional and unique among the Grand Slam events.

Timing: It typically takes place over two weeks in late June and early July. This year, 2024, the tournament starts on Monday 1st July! 

Format: Wimbledon includes five main events: Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

There are also junior and invitational events.

Traditions: Players are required to wear all-white attire. Strawberries and cream are a famous treat associated with the tournament. The tournament has a Royal Box for special guests and members of the royal family.



Trophies: The winners of the singles events receive distinctive trophies: the Gentlemen's Singles champion receives a silver gilt cup, and the Ladies' Singles champion receives a silver salver known as the Venus Rosewater Dish.

Centre Court: The Centre Court is the most famous court at Wimbledon and features a retractable roof, allowing play to continue during rain.

Prestige: Winning Wimbledon is considered one of the highest achievements in the sport of tennis, and it has a storied history with many legendary champions.

Notable Champions: Some of the most notable champions include Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Martina Navratilova, Bjorn Borg, and Steffi Graf.

Wimbledon is renowned for its rich traditions, prestigious status, and unique characteristics that make it a standout event in the world of tennis.


When and where does Wimbledon Tennis take place?

Wimbledon begins on Monday 1 July 2024. The Championships will conclude on the weekend of July 13 and 14, with the women’s singles final on the Saturday and the men’s singles final following on the Sunday.

Best 3 coffee shops in Wimbledon to grab a coffee:

Discover the best coffee in Wimbledon. 



An independent specialty coffee shop and eatery, DropShot Coffee sets itself apart with its warm, welcoming atmosphere and scrummy brunches! Located just down the road from Wimbledon tennis, you might even be likely to spot Andy Murray as you sit by the window and sip their delicious coffee.



This Wimbledon coffee shop is one to go to if you’re looking to enjoy your coffee in style. Demitasse is a specialty cafe that offers seated dining in a luxury setting and a select range of sweet and savoury brunch dishes. Inspired by European coffee culture, the cafe is a chic and stylish place to sip expertly-roasted coffee delivered with excellent service and hand-picked music. You’ll feel transported to a Parisian high street, mon cherie.



21 Grams is a great one to pop into if you’re around Wimbledon Library. Great coffee and lovely quaint decor, from the wooden benches to the charming outdoor seating. A must-try is their amazing selection of muffins – opt for the banana, or the lemon and poppy seed. You won’t regret it.

Who are the coffee sponsors of Wimbledon?

There are a variety of sponsors for Wimbledon 2024, including Rolex and IBM, however the sponsor we are interested in is Lavazza! 

Lavazza is proud to spread the quality and aroma of Italian espresso throughout The Championships.

The strength of our experience, the use of the finest raw materials and advanced technological resources has made Lavazza a leader in this industry in the coffee market.

We offer a top-quality product to consumers worldwide. The distinctive values of the Lavazza brand are quality and innovation while respecting tradition that stems from Luigi Lavazza, who invented the concept of the coffee blend.

Lavazza is represented around the world in each and every distribution channel always using outstanding creativity and image to set it apart.

In 2021, Alice and Ben spent a week in Turin with the Lavazza team exploring their coffee roastery and the new 1895 brand. 

Where to get a coffee inside Wimbledon Tennis Club

Wingfield Cafe

The Wingfield Café offers a selection of cakes, pastries, salads and sandwiches, as well as a full range of hot and cold drinks

Championing seasonal British produce, The Wingfield Cafe takes its named after Major Walter Clopton Wingfield. A central figure in the history of lawn tennis, after popularising and marketing the game. A timeline of his life and contribution to the sport can be viewed in the Wingfield Café, where guests can also see many pieces of memorabilia which bring his vital role to life.

Any of our famous strawberries, which are freshly picked daily and served throughout the Championships, which are not eaten, are used to create the jam used in our Victoria Sponge and served with our scones. Ensuring you enjoy an authentic taste of Wimbledon.

We have complete allergen information available in the café should you require advice on what is suitable for you to eat.

The Wingfield Café will be open in line with the Museum and the Wimbledon Shop from Monday – Sunday, 10am to 5pm year round. Please note that the café will be closed between Monday 17th June and Saturday 20th July.

Location: Located opposite Gate 4 and the entrance to the Museum and Shop

If not, try Cafe Pergola and enjoy the tranquil garden space whilst trying a variety of hot and cold dishes.


RISE coffee question: As a LTA coach, what makes Wimbledon so exciting for you?
JLT: As an LTA coach, Wimbledon marks the height of our tennis season, with summer truly underway there's no other tournament like it!

RISE coffee question: What role does caffeine play in your training, fitness and coaching regime? If it does?
JLT: Caffeine, from coffee, is my morning kick start. It helps me focus and begin my day of coaching.

RISE coffee question: Do you think caffeine benefits your training and performance?
JLT: Caffeine has its benefits when considering exercise, for example, enhanced performance, increased cognitive function and others.

RISE coffee question: Who are you backing or supporting in this years Wimbledon tournament?
JLT: I would like to see Stefanos Tsitsipas and Marta Kostyuk do well this year.

RISE coffee question: Lastly, what’s your top tip for anyone who was interested in playing tennis?
JLT: For anyone interested in playing tennis the best tip I can give is watch the ball!!!

If you are looking for tennis coaching, you can find Jason and his team at Edward Alleyn Tennis club located on Burbage Rd, London SE24. Click here for more info

We hope you all have fun watching the Wimbledon Tennis Championships over the next two weeks!

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