NEW YORK --
Wimbledon is bringing an authentic taste of the world-famous tennis championship to New York City this week.
Complementary outdoor activities at "HSBC Serves Up the Perfect Day at Wimbledon" include playing tennis on Manhattan's only grass court, watching live matches courtesy of ESPN on a giant LED screen, and enjoying the traditional tournament treat strawberries and cream.
The three-day tennis celebration began on Tuesday and takes place on Broadway between 23/24th Streets, next to the historic Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. During the kick-off event on Tuesday, select attendees will play tennis with former world No. 1 ranked players Monica Seles and Jim Courier on a specially-built grass court.
Visit www.us.hsbc.com/wimbledon for details and join the conversation online at #HSBCtennis.
COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
Live Wimbledon Screenings: Watch live matches daily from 7am - 5pm courtesy of ESPN on the big screen in the HSBC Bank outdoor seating area. Henman Hill, the famous grass-covered Wimbledon viewing area, will be recreated for spectators.
Play Singles Tennis: Sign up to play on Manhattan's only grass court. Court times available June 26-27 from 7-11am, 1-3pm and 5-7pm. Visit www.us.hsbc.com/wimbledon to reserve court times. The grass court installation is being overseen by Sports Turf of Connecticut, using Bentgrass from New England Turf in West Kingston, RI.
Enjoy Strawberries & Cream: Sample the Wimbledon treat courtesy of California Giant Berry Farms.
Pass the Pro: Match your skills against tennis pros with a simple match-style game. Gotham Tennis Academy, the leading operator of high-performance tennis programs in NYC, Westchester and the Hamptons, is providing tennis professionals to host the event. Walk-ins welcome June 26 and 27, 11am - 1pm and 3 - 5pm.
Photo Booth: Take a commemorative photo of your winning moment on Center Court at Wimbledon, complete with tennis- themed props.