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My favourite photos at Wimbledon: part I

  Underneath Wimbledon is a complex system of tunnels and rooms where much of the work gets done that the visiting public doesn’t notice. Like duck’s legs paddling furiously under water while on the surface the bird appears serene. One of the rooms is the chill out area for the ball boys and ball girls.

Inside the ball boy training camp

Every year in its Wimbledon montage, the BBC has a slow motion shot of the ‘ball change’ where the ball boy/girl opens a new can of tennis balls, upturns it, then pours the three balls onto the court and rolls them to another member of the team. It’s a simple yet beautiful movement, part of […]