Wimbledon Christy Towel

The iconic Wimbledon Christy towel holds a special place in my heart, no seriously, it does.  Every year when Wimbledon comes around and I see the latest towels on sale from luxury brand Christy, it reminds me of my days as a steward at Wimbledon when I was serving in the Army. Not only was I lucky enough to always get allocated to work on centre court but we had access to all sorts of perks, including the tennis balls the players used on court and their towels, I kid you not ! We were able to take home players actual towels.  I remember taking home the then white Wimbeldon towel, which reportedly was used by the great lady Navratilova herself.  Now how true this actually was, well, you decide.  I’ve searched my house high and low to try and find it.  I know I kept it for many years in a ‘safe place’ but it was over 34 years ago !

Not great quality.  We didn’t have digital cameras in those days.  This was me on Centre Court before the start of the days play.  Wish my waist was still that tiny !

Again, the quality is not great but I was so excited to be so close to Martina !  When we had a break from our steward duties, we were allowed to go and watch the other matches.  I was sitting with the press on number one court for this match.

Great shot.  Navratilova was truly an amazing power house tennis player.

Love this guy ! John McEnroe was such a character. One of the great tennis players and entertainers.


I might not get to watch the matches anymore and feel the excitement that was Wimbledon fortnight, but I am lucky to be sent the luxury Christy towels.  The men’s championship towel is in the classic purple and green and is instantly recognised.  Not only a great beach or sports towel, it looks equally at home in the bathroom.  The men in my life love these towels as they are high quality, super absorbent and really soft !

With the perfect weather we are having, you will find me in the garden any chance I get.  Mostly under the shade of the apple tree as its HOT !  The ladies Championship towel is a gorgeous cornflower blue and petrol colour for 2018.  Both towels are also available with personalisation and come in their own presentation bags making them ideal gifts for any tennis lover.

In between the tennis, World Cup and Grand Prix, you’ll find me in the garden, under the tree with a cool drink (or two).

Many thanks once again to Christy for this gorgeous collaboration.



  1. July 9, 2018 / 10:00 am

    It must’ve been so amazing! What legends. I’m also slightly envious that you have an apple tree. Enjoy the sunshine xx

    • July 9, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      It was Lucy. I saw and spoke to many famous people, happy times.

  2. July 9, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Oh wow, how wonderful and what fabulous memories – love all your photos! Wimbledon is always my fave and I’ve been lucky enough to see Andy Murray on Centre Court before (with Christy!)

    The towels really are gorgeous, its so fun being able to build a collection year on year and associate each one with different memories of such wonderful tennis champions xx

    • July 9, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Wow! what a great opportunity for you to go and see Mr Murray play. We are running out of room to store the towels ! xx

  3. July 10, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Oh I remember you telling me about this. Amazing memories Karen!

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