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Wimbledon as the largest tennis tournament in the UK (Part 2)

The playing field in Wimbledon

Wimbledon has 19 yards, all of which are grass. This is the traditional pitch (tennis on the pitch) of the British. On the pitch the ball goes fast, bouncing low and uneven. Therefore it is usually adapted to players with a knack for serving and serving on the net (serve and volley).

The pitch is playing at Wimbledon

The only special case is Bjorn Borg. This is the previous tennis player from clay-court rarely hit the net. He won Wimbledon for 5 consecutive years (1976-1980).

Due to the weather in London or rain during the tournament. They decided to install a movable roof on the yard, which was completed in 2009. The original No. 1 stadium attached to the Central Stadium was rebuilt in 1997. Replaced with a new grandstand that has a larger capacity.

It is said that the original Stadium No. 1 has a very unique atmosphere, loved by many players. Therefore, changing it has upset many people. Stadium No. 1 is also a venue for some important matches such as the quarterfinals of the singles. There is a huge TV screen outside for people gathered on a tall lawn to watch.

The No. 2 pitch is dubbed the “Tombs of Champions” because many of the players in the class lost to lower-ranked players. The victims included Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras…

The boy and the girl pick up the ball

In matches at the tournament, the girls and the boy picked up the ball, also known as the BBG. They play an important role in helping the tournament go smoothly. Since 1947 the ball-gathering force has been provided by the Goldings School of the Barnardo’s charity.

Since 2005, the BBG teams are six people, two on either side of the net, four on the corners. The ball pick-up is paid a total of £ 120 to £ 180 per person after 13 days. This depends on the amount of time involved.

Each BBG is allowed to keep all the costumes. Usually includes three to four t-shirts, two or three shorts or a skort (skirt with inner shorts), tracksuit, 12 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of wristbands, 1 hat, a water bottle bag, a book bag, and shoes.

The first potential BBGs will be recommended by the school principal for consideration. Applicants who wish to be selected must pass the written examination of the tennis rules. Moreover, they must pass the ki post

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Wimbledon as the largest tennis tournament in the UK (Part 1)

Wimbledon is one of four similar Grand Slams with the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. This is the only major tournament on the pitch. Currently, legend Roger Federer is the player who holds the record 8 times of Wimbledon translation.

Time of the tournament

The tournament takes place in late June and early July lasting over 2 weeks. Worth mentioning is the focus of the most attention the women’s singles and men’s singles finals. It is held on Saturdays and Sundays in July.

Wimbledon is noted for its tradition of costumes. Besides, as well as not placing billboards around the yard. In 2009, the Wimbledon Central Stadium was fitted with a dragging dome to shield the rain and save time.

Wimbledon tournament history

Events of 1877

The first Wimbledon tennis tournament was opened on July 9, 1977. The men’s singles were the only content to be held and the winner was Spencer Gore. He is a former racket player of Harrow School, out of 22 players involved. At that time, about 200 guests paid each person a shilling to watch the final.

The courtyards are arranged in such a way that the center court is in the middle, so the main court is called the “Center Court”. The name remained the same when the club moved to its current location on Church Road in 1922 although it no longer has a central position.

The period from 1884

the tournament was supplemented with the women’s singles and men’s doubles events. Doubles and mixed doubles competitions were added in 1913. In 1922, only the final match against the best opponent in the outer ring would be played. Ever since Fred Perry won the men’s singles championship in 1936, Andy Murray was the next British in 2013 to win the title.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has never won a women’s singles since Virginia Wade in 1977, although Annabel Croft and Laura Robson won the women’s singles championships in 1984 and 2008 respectively.