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    Are you ready to bring the excitement of Wimbledon to your aged care community? The world-renowned tennis tournament, spanning from late June to the mid-July finals, is a perfect opportunity to engage tennis enthusiasts and create a memorable celebration. Let’s embrace the authentic spirit of Wimbledon while honoring the memories and experiences of our residents.

    Many people played tennis socially in the 50s through to the 70s and 80s, especially in country towns. On the weekends, you would see many families getting together on the local tennis courts, forming tennis clubs, and it was the center of their socializing.

    Balloon Tennis: A Fun and Active Game

    Kick off the Wimbledon celebration by organizing a game of Balloon Tennis. This enjoyable activity brings participants together in a friendly competition that replicates the thrill of a tennis match. Set up a net across the room and seat competitors on each side. Equip players with fly swatters as “rackets” or homemade with paper plates (see image below) and use a balloon as the tennis ball. Watch as laughter fills the air while the balloon bounces back and forth over the net.

    Delight in Strawberries, Cream, and Refreshing Drinks

    After the exhilarating game of Balloon Tennis, treat everyone to a taste of Wimbledon tradition with strawberries and cream. Serve this classic treat in small cups, just like they do at the prestigious tournament. Enhance the festive atmosphere by offering refreshing Pimm’s & lemonade drinks or strawberry cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, served with plenty of ice.

    Tennis Quiz and Guess the Famous Player Game

    Engage the minds of your residents by organizing a tennis quiz. We have created the perfect Wimbledon Tennis quiz for you. Encourage participants to reminisce and share their own stories of tennis playing days. To add more excitement, play “Guess the Famous Player” game by displaying pictures of renowned tennis players from past and present on a whiteboard. Challenge residents to identify the players and celebrate their own knowledge of tennis history.

    A Touching Film to Conclude the Celebration

    Wrap up the Wimbledon celebration by screening the movie “King Richard.” This inspiring film tells the story of Serena and Venus Williams, their rise to tennis greatness, and the instrumental role played by their father Richard. It is a story of determination, resilience, and the power of family support. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this heartwarming film that beautifully captures the essence of tennis as a platform for personal growth and triumph.

    Let the Wimbledon Finals Celebration in your aged care community transport residents back to their tennis-playing days, sparking memories and fostering camaraderie. Embrace the spirit of this prestigious tournament and create an event filled with joy, laughter, and the thrill of competition.

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