Summer of Sport

The summer is always an exciting time for sports fans and 2019 is no different. We may have to wait another year for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, but that gives us plenty of time to enjoy other sports throughout the summer months of 2019. 

What top sporting events do we have to look forward to this summer?

In Tennis we have two major tournaments to enjoy with the French Open stretching into June and Wimbledon in July. The latter is arguably the most prestigious event on the tennis calendar, which this year could witness the final appearance of home favourite Andy Murray. Along with all-time greats Roger Federer and Serena Williams gracing British soil. 

Summer is always a popular time for Cricket, but things will be taken up a notch in 2019 as the Cricket World Cup is taking place. Played every four years and this year its hosted in the United Kingdom, played throughout June & July. Top nations including England, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies will all be here competing for the crown of best in the world. 

Football is a sport which never seems to take a break and the summer of 2019 is no different, with three major events taking place. The first is the inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals, a new international format played throughout the year culminating in Portugal in June. 

The second is the Africa Cup of Nations. Having previously been played in January the tournament has switched to June and July. It will see the very best of African football come together in Egypt. 

However, there is no doubting the biggest football event of the summer and that’s the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. For some fans, watching women’s football may be a new experience and there is no better time to start than this summer, when the best players on the planet will be on show in France. Culminating in the final on the 7thof July at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon. 

Golf fans also come into their own during the warmer months with the US Open and Open Championship being played in June and July respectively. 

But it’s not just the aforementioned sports on display, there’s a whole host of other elite competitions taking place around the world and right here in the UK. Including, the Tour de France, Netball World Cup, World Aquatics Championships, Summer X – Games and the World Rowing Championships. 

Wherever you look there is world class sport taking place in the summer of 2019. Whether you like main stream sports such as football, tennis, cricket and golf or want to try something new like swimming, diving, rowing or even skateboarding.

The world’s elite are competing, so take inspiration from them, get outside, get involved and get active!