A general view outside Court No.1 at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The people at Wimbledon should have seen this coming when they made their ‘Quiet Rooms’. Here’s the intention according to the Sun, Wimbledon’s access guide says of the rooms: “Located in the Southern Village, the Quiet Room is a space where guests can retreat for a moment of private meditation, prayer or reflection or simply to escape the crowds around the Grounds.”

The purpose of the booths that can be marked “engaged” are so that people can take a break from the action. Which they are now using – for action. A couple was spotted coming out of one the rooms and had obviously been up to something. Another individual reported hearing ‘sounds’ from a room next door. This type of behavior really should have been expected, as the woods next to the grounds has been a noted hotspot for “doggers and swingers.” To speak in British….

One concerned resident told the Star: “In the summer all sorts goes on in the woods.  “But during Wimbledon fortnight, especially if the weather gets hot, people get carried away and pop into the woods.  “I’ve seen couples having sex, drugs parties, everything really.  “With so many fans camping in the park it turns into a big party after dark and people just get carried away especially if they’ve been knocking back the Pimms all day.”

Pimms is a gin-based liqueur. I had to look it up.

Will Major League Baseball be next in installing ‘Quiet Rooms’ at the stadiums? It would be a nice way to pass the time during a rain delay.

Some shots of today’s action (on the court)


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