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Berrettini ‘Hammers’ home to inaugural UTS title

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Rublev wins THIEMSs7 title

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Thiem battles past Bautista Agut into final

Dominic Thiem booked his place in the final of his own tournament after battling back from a set down to score a semi-final win over Roberto Bautista Agut in Kitzbühel on Friday.

Wimbledon’s prize money payout

Prize money set aside for this year’s Championships at Wimbledon will be distributed to those players who were set to take part at this year’s cancelled tournament, the AELTC announced on Friday.

Wimbledon makes further donations

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Wimbledon | Going to The Championships? Take Note

A decision to carry out track works on the eve of the Wimbledon Championships has sparked outrage.

District line services from Earl’s Court to Wimbledon, Edgware Road and Kensington (Olympia) will be suspended on 29 June and 30 June due to the repairs.

This has frustrated Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond, who said this would inconvenience thousands of people trying to attend the tournament.

“I am very disappointed that TfL have chosen to close the service this weekend,” he said.

“They have had years of warning of the dates for the tennis.

“Lots of visitors will be wanting to come to our area, and many people hoping to queue for ground tickets arrive over this weekend.

“I am especially annoyed as I thought we had secured an agreement from TfL to stop this happening.

“Even at this late stage the sensible thing would be to stop the works and run the service.”

TfL have been contacted for comment.

Wimbledon ditches plastic wrapping

No longer will players be taking new rackets out of polythene wrapping bags on court at Wimbledon when need a replacement.

The All-England club has removed plastic bags from the player racket-stringing operation as part of a raft of environmentally-friendly moves, which means there will be 4,500 fewer such bags used at this year’s Championships, which starts on Monday.

“We believe that Wimbledon, along with other major events, has a vital role to play in helping to protect the environment, today and for the future,” said club Chief Executive Richard Lewis in a statement.

Last year’s Wimbledon men singles finalist, Kevin Anderson, who is also the Vice-President of the ATP Player Council, has called for all major tournaments to also scrap the packaging.

Last year, no waste produced from the Championships went to landfill, the club said, and plastic straws were also banned.

Wimbledon is not the only London sports event becoming more environmentally friendly – the Oval cricket ground has reported that it has reached 90% of its target to become completely single-use plastic free.

Middle Sunday Tennis Festival

The LTA and the AELTC have teamed up to capture the interest in the upcoming Wimbledon Championships by staging a free tennis festival in Wimbledon Park on the middle Sunday of the tournament.

The ‘Middle Sunday. Opened Up’ festival on 7 July will provide an opportunity for locals to show their enthusiasm for Wimbledon.






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2 Comments

  1. Elaine James

    Network Rail either forget or don’t think that Wimbledon Tennis needs to be attended before it starts for the workers to set it all up !

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    • Tennis Threads

      Elaine James it’s ridiculous to think the busiest weekend no one will notice!

      Reply

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