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Tales from the Wimbledon groundstaff – September

We caught up with Head Groundsman designate Neil Stubley to learn about what’s been going on around the Grounds at the AELTC this September…  September is about renovation, and the closing of the grass courts. The Members will have their end of season grass court tournament which they had last Saturday, so now officially the […]

Tales from the Wimbledon groundstaff – August

Interspersed with several grass court tournaments and a lot of play for members, August sees the continued renovation of the grass courts at the All England Club. Head Groundsman designate Neil Stubley updates us on what’s been going on around the grounds… Grass court seminar “We had about 22 people here over two days to […]

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 […]

The faces behind Wimbledon’s flowers

Wimbledon is now less than two months away, and behind the scenes Emma Smyth and her merry band of gardeners have been furiously weeding, watering, digging and planting. As general manager of Natural Green, the creative design and landscaping firm which has a year round contract with Wimbledon, it is Smyth’s job to ensure the grounds are as […]

Murray looking forward to Wimbledon

Andy Murray during Wimbledon 2009 (© AFP)   The 2010 Championships, an occasion Andy Murray is eagerly anticipating, will present a different sort of challenge for the Scot this time round. A year ago, the 22-year-old surged into Wimbledon at the peak of a devastating run of form. He had won 41 of his 48 […]

Nadal given new lease of life in Masters wins

The sight of red brick dust staining his socks and scuffing his shoes seems to have given Rafael Nadal a new lease of life. Victories in Monte Carlo and Rome mean the 2008 Wimbledon champion has now won two consecutive clay court Masters titles in the space of three weeks. Perhaps more importantly for his chances at Roland […]

Federer: King of Wimbledon v King of NY

There are many hats that Roger Federer wears, or should that be crowns. With six Wimbledon titles to his name he has been called the ‘King of Wimbledon’, as in when the BBC’s Sue Barker made this torturous link during this year’s Championships: “[he] has become known in recent years as the King of Wimbledon […]

The other fifty weeks

What happens at Wimbledon when there’s no tennis? It’s a question I’m often asked. Wimbledon only lasts for two weeks during the summer but we’re here all year round. The day after the men’s final we’re back working towards the next year’s tournament. This is a blog that will give you an insight into the […]