Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tales from the Wimbledon groundstaff – May

The activity around the Grounds during the month of May at the All England Club ramps up several notches, as the furniture is assembled around the courts, and the numbers of people on site go up and up and up. With just a month to go until The Championships, May is about cramming in as […]

Notes from some statistically-minded visitors

Ever spotted someone sitting on a computer at the end of a Wimbledon court? They are the famous IBM-ers, a group of tennis-mad youngsters who gather together for each Grand Slam to chart the statistics of each match. Those serve percentages you see on the TV? Those numbers reeled off by commentators? They all come […]

Counting down the days to Roland Garros

If you’ve been mulling over the recent results on the clay, then you’ll no doubt be extremely excited to know that the Roland Garros 2011 website has just gone live, meaning there’s just 14 days till the year’s second Grand Slam kicks off in Paris. So get out your croissants and cafe cremes, your garlic […]