Wimbledon spectators allegedly united in ‘prayer rooms’

Wimbledon viewers give a whole new meaning to the phrase “love everybody”.

Insiders report love-struck fans sneaking into new prayer rooms at All England Club instead of a suggestive two. The disheveled couple were seen leaving the hallowed grounds looking a bit more upset than when they entered, and oohs and aahs could be heard from the booths.

One visitor told The Post he spotted a man and a woman leaving one of the rooms with “big smiles” on their faces as they headed back to play tennis.

“She was wearing a long flowing summer dress and there was no doubt what they were doing,” he said.

A spokesman for the All England Club would not comment on the alleged links, but told The Post: “Our quiet room is an important part of our efforts to ensure Wimbledon is for everyone. This inclusive space is used for a variety of reasons, including supporting those with additional needs and supporting any religious requirements or quiet reflection.”

While the athletes are playing tennis at Wimbledon, the spectators are busy in the brand new quiet rooms of the All England Club.
While the athletes are playing tennis at Wimbledon, the spectators are busy in the brand new quiet rooms of the All England Club.
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The rooms are located near courtyard 12 and are intended for "private meditation."
The rooms are located near Court 12 and are meant to be for “private meditation”.
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Wimbledon’s website describes the new facility as “a space where guests can retreat to private meditation, prayer or reflection, or simply escape the surrounding crowds”.

Each prayer room is equipped with two armchairs, a folding table and a phone charging device. The signs on the doors can be modified to say “plugged in,” but there are no locks and some passengers were disturbed, according to the source.

Curiously, Wimbledon became famous for its X-rated fan meetings, which usually took place in the park opposite the All England Club. This year, local residents tried to stop the creepy encounters in Wimbledon Park by putting up a sign reading ‘Game Sex and Match NO THANKS!

Neighbors say Wimbledon fans have long had a connection in the woods near the stadium, leading to signs like the one above.
Neighbors say Wimbledon fans have long had a connection in the woods near the stadium, leading to signs like the one above.
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Fans spend the night at the stadium in the hope of getting tickets, and area residents say hot nights mixed with alcohol lead to steamy encounters.
Fans spend the night at the stadium in the hope of getting tickets, and area residents say hot nights mixed with alcohol lead to steamy encounters.
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“Tennis fans, please respect our park and woods. Anti-social behavior such as drugs, booze and sex parties will not be tolerated. The police patrol this area regularly and you have been warned,” the sign reads.

Hundreds of fans camp out every night at Wimbledon Park to be the first in line for tickets. According to locals, the mixture of summer sun and alcohol leads to a brisk spin on the “grand slam”.

“During Wimbledon… especially when the weather is hot, people get carried away and jump into the woods. I saw couples having sex, drug parties, everything really,” one local said he told the Daily Star.

“With so many fans camping in the park, it turns into a big party after dark and people just get carried away, especially when they’re downing Pimms all day. We’ve put up notices in the past, but they just get torn up.

“I hope the police will step up their patrols this year and kick out anyone they catch wanting a love match.”

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