Monday, 10 May 2010


Poem 195 of 230:  MUSING ON WIMBLEDON - SUMMER 2002

2001 got somewhat cheeky,
    So, on my T.V., I was pleased to see
Old-fashioned etiquette about the net…
    But oh! to get among the coaching set.
Thus, here is a technique that I’d teach:
    Two-hands each side - either off when can’t reach.
And, as for thoughts on pay, I do not say
    “Amateur play” but “spread-out the outlay.”

(C) David Franks 2003

All photos from my 2014 visit