Sophie has designs on Wimbledon

Designer Sophie Allport
Designer Sophie Allport

Designer Sophie Allport has been commissioned for the fourth year in a row to design and produce exclusive china, fabric and stationery for The All England Lawn Tennis Association. 

All products in the collection will launch on the first day of Wimbledon in the merchandise shops on site and include fine bone china mugs, jugs, tea towels, double oven gloves, notelets, napkins and a tea for one set.

Sophie, who lives in Oundle, has produced designs which feature her illustrations of tennis rackets, umpire chairs, umbrellas and of course strawberries & cream.

She said: “I have always loved tennis and actually used to represent Lincolnshire in my teenage years. I’m more of a social player now and look forward to the Wimbledon fortnight every year. 

“The inspiration for my Strawberries & Cream collection definitely came from my passion for tennis and the magic of the quintessentially English Wimbledon Championships.”

The collection will be on sale in the on-site shops at Wimbledon during the tennis fortnight but will also be available all year round in the museum shop at the grounds and online.

Sophie’s Strawberries & Cream range is available from or on 0845 0177866.