City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Wimbledon and Sport Taster Sessions at Festival Square


By edg - Posted on 04 July 2012

Crowds watch Andy Murray at Wimbledon

After Andy Murray's hard-earned win against Spain's David Ferrer at Wimbledon today, tennis fans will no doubt be planning time off to see if the Scottish tennis star can shower himself in more glory when he takes on France's Jo-Wilfried Songa (a 4th seed vs 5th seed) this Friday afternoon.

One obvious place to head to will be Festival Square, Scotland's official Olympic Live Site, where you will be able to watch Murray and Songa live in the Men's Singles Semi Final.

As well as live action on the Big Screen, Edinburgh Leisure and Tennis Scotland will be running tennis taster sessions throughout the afternoon (1-5pm) and a highest rally competition.

If Murray beats Songa, he'll be playing the winner of Djokovic and Federer match, in the Men's Singles Final on Sunday.

Judo & Cricket tasters

As well as tennis, there are Judo Tasters on Wednesday 11th July, 2-4pm organised by Judo Scotland and local judo clubs. Members of the public can have a go at judo themselves.

On Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July, from 10am to 4pm, Cricket Scotland will be hosting the first visit to Scotland of the Cricket Factory roadshow tour.

Qualified coaches from local clubs will be on hand in the "Tour rig" - which looks like a cross between a cricket nets and a fairground stall - giving youngsters a go at batting, bowling, throwing, and catching. Some of Scotland's international players are expected to be there too to share other aspects of cricket.