Announcing “The Wimbledon Party” to support women’s tennis


What do you have going on this Saturday?

Yeah, that’s great, cancel it though. And get out your best tennis-friendly white outfit. Go on Amazon or eBay and hunt down some 1970s headbands while you’re at it.

Behold a new campus tradition: “The Wimbledon Party.” All to get you out to experience University of Denver women’s tennis at their new home.

The event fires up in the Denver Tennis Park (1560 South Franklin – right by campus at Franklin and Buchtel, next to South High School) parking lot at 10am ahead of the Pioneers 11am battle with league rival South Dakota. Partake in the fiesta, watch the Pioneers play inside the beautiful DTP, then come back and join the party. Admission to watch the five-time Summit League champions is always FREE.

Because we’re going to be channeling the spirit of Wimbledon, strawberries and cream will be served. Raffle tickets will also be handed out to win a racquet and other prizes.

Damien Goddard’s personal vehicle…that he personally rented for a few hours…will be on display

Come in your wheels and then check out ours, a 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II. The beautiful vehicle above will be parked in front of the DTP for all your Instagramming and Facebooking needs.

Why has LetsGoDU made the decision this past week to add women’s tennis to our slate of coverage?

Our founder Damien Goddard explains:

“With the continued attendance success of the DU gymnastics program, it’s obvious that there is interest out there in sports besides hockey [and lacrosse].

Many don’t know that DU women’s tennis is the five-time defending Summit League champions and have been moving up the NCAA rankings in recent seasons.

DU tennis plays in the brand new $14 million Denver Tennis Park. Why not throw a fun tailgate and promote it on LGDU so folks can visit the facility and perhaps see the team for the first time?”

We have on various occasions witnessed the women’s tennis coaching staff show what is great about DU. Fans both old and new are treated like good friends. Away matches are seen not only as opportunities to compete with class on the road, but to reach out to local alumni and remind them how awesome our university is. See you on Saturday!