Wimbledon fans swap Pimms cocktail for healthy shakes at Shrewsbury tennis club

Tennis fans in Shrewsbury will be swapping their Pimms cocktail for something a bit healthier during this weekend’s Wimbledon finals thanks to the team at the town’s leading tennis and health club.

The Hub, based at The Shrewsbury Club, work with Purition – a local business – to provide a range of wholefood protein shakes to its members.

To celebrate the Wimbledon finals this weekend and in keeping with the English tennis tradition, staff have stocked up on strawberries and will be serving up the protein shakes with their very own strawberry twist.

Edward Taylor, owner of Purition which is based at the Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre, said: “Everyone loves Wimbledon and most people get into the spirit of the tournament by indulging in strawberries and cream or a glass of Pimms.

“The Shrewsbury Club is a very popular club and many of their members and guests will enjoy watching the finals from the comfort of The Hub bar and lounge.

“To coincide with this, The Hub team will be serving up our natural wholefood shakes as a healthy alternative.”

“A range of flavours will be on offer and the bar will be stocked up on strawberries should people wish to add a few extra into their shake - after all English tennis is all about the strawberries.”

Kayleigh Hook, front of house manager of the Shrewsbury Club, said traditionally Grand Slam weekends were always busy at the club and this year it would be holding a Club Open Day on Saturday (July 9).

“We would welcome non-members to pop along and see what the club has to offer.

“We cater for everyone and have a range of family orientated activities on offer as well as those specific to different age groups.

“We have a number of large TV screens which will be showing the tennis live and we are expecting the wholefood protein shakes to be a big hit with members - it will be a little different to the traditional Pimms but a much healthier alternative.

“It’s gearing up to be an exciting weekend of tennis action and we are hoping that the sun will shine for us too.”

Purition wholefood protein shakes provide a healthy, convenient real food alternative to protein supplements and meal replacements shakes, making them ideal for people looking to improve their diet naturally and without refined sugars.