Tag Archives: Centre Court

Tales from the Wimbledon groundstaff – July

Head Groundsman designate Neil Stubley updates us on what’s been going on around the Grounds in July… “The Championships was very good from our point of view. Exactly what we wanted. A bit of rain, a bit of sun, and it finished on time. We got some good feedback on the courts, and about the […]

A Centre Court Celebration

This Sunday (17 May) sees the first tennis matches played under Wimbledon’s new Centre Court roof at A Centre Court Celebration. Four legends, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters will be playing on the day in front of a capacity crowd of 15,000, while singing stars Katherine Jenkins, Faryl Smith and Blake […]

My most embarrassing Wimbledon moment

  Tradition dictates that the defending men’s singles champion plays the first game on Centre Court at the following year’s Championship. It’s meant to be a procession, a final chance for the champion to bathe in the acclaim before the title is up for grabs again.

The new roof on Centre Court

Roofs aren’t things you think about very often. They do their job largely unnoticed and if they do their job properly you don’t even know they are there. Today I have spent a lot of time thinking about roofs, particularly the one over the four walls of Centre Court.