YOU don’t need to have a ticket for Wimbledon to get into the tennis spirit.
Serve up your own fabulous fortnight with a volley of great deals connected to the game.
Whether you want to lob a ball or be just an armchair spectator, we’ve found some ace offers . . .
WHAT A RACKET: The whole family can make some on-court noise during the Great British Tennis weekends — fun, free events held throughout the year at parks and tennis clubs, with your equipment usually provided.
Next weekend, for example, there are events from London to Linlithgow and Caerphilly to Kent.
Find out more at lta.org.uk.
FREE FOR ALL: Tennis For Free provides free weekly coach-led sessions for kids in public parks.
It also works with councils to provide access to courts for free in as many parks as possible.
Find out more at tennisforfree.com.
GET A GRIP: Tennis kit doesn’t come cheap, but adults and kids can pick up a new racket from just £9.99 at Decathlon.
Look for a second-hand one on sites such as Gumtree where you can pick up big brands like Slazenger, Donnay and Wilson for just a few pounds.
TEA BREAK: Tuck into a Wimbledon-style feast.
Asda is doing a cream tea bundle for £4.15 including Extra Special scones, jam and clotted cream, while you can get afternoon tea, including scones and sandwiches, for £10 down from £12 at Morrisons.
It’s available in store cafes, to eat in or takeaway, and can be ordered from morrisons.com.
SIP SIP HOORAY: Wimbledon-goers drink almost 280,000 glasses of Pimm’s at the tournament each year, so get your own taste of the action with a litre bottle of the classic drink currently down to £12 at Morrisons, from the usual £20.
There are also cheaper alternatives to the classic summer tipple, including Tesco Summer Cup, 70cl, £8.
- All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of day
THERE are garden bundle deals at Studio.co.uk.
Get a rattan egg chair, fire bowl and 25 festoon lights for £248, instead of £388 if bought individually.
TREAT your floor to a round Opulent Oasis jute rug from B&M, down from £15 to £10.
CHEERS to Tanqueray gin, which will refund you up to £7.50 when you buy a Tanqueray-flavoured gin- and-tonic at a pub or restaurant.
Snap a pic of your drink and receipt to get your money back.
Find details at tanqueray.com/en-gb/celebratesummer
COME out of your shell with a set of six Dagget tortoiseshell tumblers from Made.com for £38.
Or buy six tortoiseshell tumblers from The Range for £23.94 (£3.99 each)
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YOU can now select from around 1,000 products on the B&M website and get them delivered to your door.
The new online sales and delivery service will apply to items marked with an orange van at bmstore.co.uk
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SLICE your spending at Co-op by buying two of its margherita or pepperoni pizzas plus Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (465ml) for £5.
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