From June 20-24, HSBC presented Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Plaza. Events included a hitting session with Monica Seles and Jim Courier, the chance to hit on Manhattan’s only grass tennis court, and the chance to play the Nintendo Wii tennis game, Grand Slam Tennis, on a giant screen.
Along with tennis activities, there were Wimbledon specialties available, as there were several carts surrounding the area where you were able to get your hands on some strawberries and cream, a typical Wimbledon delicacy. If you were looking for tennis equipment, Grand Central Racquet was also on hand in Rockefeller Plaza, providing on-site stringing and highly-discounted equipment for those in attendance. The first 10 people each day received a free Grand Central Racquet stringing, courtesy of HSBC.
Even though Wimbledon was taking place hundreds of miles away across the Atlantic, for at least a few days, New York City had its own Centre Court for tennis fanatics and gave the fans a little taste of Wimbledon.
Lucky attendees had the chance to hit with Monica Seles Rockefeller Plaza
HSBC bring the action of Wimbledon 2011 to Rockefeller Plaza live on the big screen
The grass courts of Wimbledon live in New York City