Tennis at the top of The Shard
If you’re scared of heights, a game at the top of The Shard is probably even more daunting
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash took part in a unique game of mixed doubles as ellesse hosted Europe’s highest tennis rally at the top of The Shard
Cash joined fellow brand ambassadors Elina Svitolina, Tommy Haas and Monica Puig on Level 69 of western Europe’s tallest building, 800 feet (244m) in the air with panoramic views of London’s skyline.
“Wimbledon is one of London’s greatest sporting events, so there was no better way to get into the spirit than a game of tennis overlooking the city,” said Cash, who lives in London. “The view from The Shard is spectacular and as an adopted Londoner, it was a special place to play a game of tennis.”
Haas, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 2009, returned to action in Stuttgart a fortnight ago after a year-long layoff following shoulder surgery.
“Playing on Centre Court at nerve-wracking experience, but if you’re scared of heights, a game at the top of The Shard is probably even more daunting,” he said.