Tennis (Page 8)

Neil Stubley

For Neil Stubley, the former chef who became Wimbledon's eighth head groundsman last year, the process of serving up a perfect set of grass courts is similar...

in Tennis - on 24/6/13


Wimbledon is the only grand slam tournament still played on grass after the U.S. and Australian Opens switched to less labour intensive hard courts in...

in Tennis - on 22/6/13

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David’s Priory engagement

Newly built grass courts, the worst winter and spring weather in decades and a WTA ranking tournament just a couple of months away, are some of the issues...

in Tennis - on 26/5/13

Wimbledon groundsman to do Great North Run

Will Brierley, a member of the groundstaff team at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, is to tackle the Great North Run in September to raise funds...

in Tennis - on 12/4/13

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Albert Road Rec

From a gangland sink site has risen a community sports gem that has been nationally recognised, thanks to one man turning his dream into a reality.

in Tennis - on 27/3/13

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Plans for a second roof at Wimbledon have emerged, with Court No 1 benefiting from continued redevelopment by the All England Club.

in Tennis - on 22/3/13


Birmingham's leading tennis tournament has received a massive boost following the announcement the AEGON Classic has been promoted to a Premier 600 event....

in Tennis - on 10/1/13

Keep up to date with the Wimbledon Groundsmen

One of the All England Club groundstaff will be writing regular blogs about the development of the courts throughout the year at Wimbledon...

in Tennis - on 9/12/12

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Gerry Weber Stadium

The Gerry Weber Open is part of the ATP World Tennis Tour and has grown to become one of the largest media sporting events in Germany. Its timing is perfect...

in Tennis - on 18/11/12

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Tennis courts makeover

Neil Backes is one of a handful of volunteer groundsmen looking after the recreation ground facilities in the Shropshire village of Norton in Hales. Here,...

in Tennis - on 31/7/12


Wimbledon's preparations

Later this year, there will be a new man in charge of the hallowed turf, as Neil Stubley takes over the reins, but not before the outgoing Eddie Seaward...

in Tennis - on 20/7/12

Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club

Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club is situated in the south west of Sheffield and over the years, club players and officials have accepted that weather...

in Tennis - on 9/7/12

Pigeons and vixens, curse of the green whisperer

Eddie "the green whisperer" Seaward has two arch-enemies, the vixen and the pigeon.

in Tennis - on 1/7/12

Centre Court's grass whisperer faces final challenge

After Eddie Seaward's last championships before retiring his team will have just 20 days to prepare for the Olympics

in Tennis - on 27/6/12

Wimbledon 2012: race against time for groundsmen on hallowed courts

From today the groundsmen responsible for maintaining Wimbledon’s hallowed turf in perfect condition are beginning their biggest test in the 144 year...

in Tennis - on 25/6/12

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Wimbledon Fortnight -It's a phrase which rolls off the tongue around Britain, conjuring up images of long summer days, strawberries and cream and flag...

in Tennis - on 23/6/12

Devonshire courts are ‘best in the world’

Devonshire Park’s head groundsman Roy Charman revealed preparation for Eastbourne’s AEGON International tournament started last September.

in Tennis - on 19/5/12

Behind the Scenes with Head Groundsman at The Queen’s Club

Graham Kimpton, Head Groundsman of AEGON Championships talks about his 26 years of experience working at The Queen's Club.

in Tennis - on 10/3/12

Wimbledon Olympic turnaround could be 'chaotic' - The Sport Review

Wimbledon Olympic turnaround could be chaotic

in Tennis - on 3/10/11


Grounds for improvement

The Edgbaston Priory Club are embarking on a £12 million upgrade to their facilities, with considerable financial input from the LTA. Laurence Gale MSc...

in Tennis - on 30/7/11