Tagged with Grass

Why can’t Nadal cut it on grass?

Why can’t Nadal cut it on grass?

Rafael Nadal is an interesting tennis player, never before has there been someone whose game and style are affected so much by the court’s surface. To learn why he’s so much better on the clay, we have to delve back I to his early tennis career. At age 12, the Spaniard won the national and … Continue reading

Wimbledon’s Changing

Wimbledon’s Changing

It has been recently announced that the prize money for Wimbledon will be upped by 40% in 2013. Being increased by £6.5m from last year, the men’s and women’s singles champions will now receive an extra £450,000 – £1.6m each. The prize money for the men and women was originally equalled in 2007. This decision … Continue reading

Wimbledon Over Winter

Wimbledon Over Winter

From the reports from a Senior Groundsman at Wimbledon, we’ve put together this quick article about what goes on at Wimbledon over the Winter. In the weeks immediately after the end of the Olympics, the courts are re-turfed, the top layer of the court is stripped off, scarified in two directions then they seed, feed and cover. Once … Continue reading