Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Wimbledon – hundreds of thousands, in fact. During the two weeks of the 2017 championship, almost half a million people attended this illustrious tennis event.
Visitors are usually faced with long queues and lots of waiting. Some arrive days in advance, sleeping in tents, while waiting for the gates to open.
As Chief Steward of the Honorary Stewards Association, it falls on Nick Pearce to coordinate welcome and greeting efforts.
While sipping on a refreshing Iced Mocha, Nick tells us that there are about 200 stewards on his team, each working hard to make the long waits more bearable for the public. “We have to make sure they receive a warm, friendly welcome.”