Wimbledon locals putting signs up in streets and parks telling visitors to stop having sex in public
Game, NO SEX, Match. Fed up of Wimbledon residents write narky notes warning fans to stop romping and drinking after tournament exit – as packed crowd returns to Grand Slam for first time in years
- For the first time since before Covid. full crowds returned to Wimbledon
- Locals worry the party will take to the streets, including ‘sex parties’
- They put up signs to encourage visitors to behave
- With over 300,000 glasses of Pimms served throughout the tournament, fans will be well-oiled and in party mode when the tennis is over
Wanting to curb late-night parties after tennis, Wimbledon’s posh residents have covered the area with signs warning against drugs, booze and sex parties.
Fed up locals have been given a three-year reprieve for drunk fans as Covid restrictions have limited crowds. In 2022, however, fans from around the world will gather at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club – and residents fear the sex parties will flare up again in public places.
Large crowds have returned to Wimbledon for the first time since before the Covid pandemic
Signs have been posted around the region that read: ‘Game, Sex, and Match’. NO THANK YOU! Visiting tennis fans, please respect our park and forest area.
‘Antisocial behavior such as drugs, alcohol and sex parties will not be tolerated. The police regularly patrol this area and you have been warned.
‘Thank you for your consideration. Enjoy the tennis’.
The text of the letter circulated around Wimbledon and posted to revelers leaving the tournament (graphic recreation)
Although behavior within the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is highly regulated, it doesn’t stop tennis fans from drinking heavy alcohol.
29,000 bottles of champagne were devoured during the 2018 event, while about 320,000 glasses of Pimms are expected to pass through the hatch over the next two weeks.
The locals have seen it all before, with well-oiled fans taking to the streets after the game is over and behaving badly in the streets where they live.
Locals are concerned that visitors to Wimbledon will engage in antisocial behavior on the streets
An anonymous resident told OutKick said the visiting revelers became rowdy and raunchy after dark and previous calls to behave and show respect fell on deaf ears.
“I’ve seen couples having sex, drug parties, everything,” they said.
“With so many fans camping in the park, it becomes one big party after dark and people just get carried away, especially if they’ve been knocking back the Pimms all day.
‘We have put up posters in the past, but they are simply removed.
Hopefully the police will step up their patrols this year and kick out anyone they catch having a love affair.”
Some 42,000 people are expected to pour through the gates every day during the two-week tournament, and about 500,000 are expected across the entire event.