For two weeks every ‘summer’, we all go tennis-crazy as Wimbledon rolls around.

Some love it, some hate it, but it’s all delightfully British. Here are five features of the big tournament that can be loved and loathed in equal measure.

 

1. Our Andy

The great: our very own champion ‘racketeer’ Andy Murray makes history in magical moments like this ...

And the not-so-great: but those magical Murray moments are all too rare, and more often our homegrown hopefuls leave us feeling a bit...

 

2. Celeb-spotting

Hollywood idols: this high-profile tournament always throws up some cool VIPs…

And even an occasional blossoming bromance..

Eton Mess: some other famous faces sneak in too.

3. Feasts and Fizz

Scrum-diddly-umptious: what better excuse to indulge in the quintessentially Wimbledon refreshments…

Strawberries and Cream

Is it Pimms o’clock yet?

Selfie-geddon: Ever wondered what the boy who sat behind you in maths class 15 years ago would look like eating strawberries and cream? No, of course you haven’t. But you’re about to see it anyway, along with everyone else on your timeline.

…and snaps of citrus-stuffed attempts at recreating the Pimm’s experience.

4. The Fans

Celebrate in style: the atmosphere is always brilliant! Everyone gets right behind their favourite players and there’s a real carnival atmosphere.

Summon a stylist: until somebody goes and spoils it with questionable fashion choices and perhaps some champagne-fuelled tattoo choices.

5. Centre of the Tennis World

Drama: for two whole weeks, the sporting world gets to see exactly what Great Britain has to offer…

Drawback: for two whole weeks, the sporting world gets to see exactly what Great Britain has to offer…

For more refreshment ideas this Wimbledon fortnight, check out SPAR’s cocktail recipes