Are you a tennis fan? If so, you are surely familiar with All about the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. This year, The 2016 Wimbledon Championships serves as the 130th version of this prestigious tournament. For those who are interested, get ready for a one of a kind experience in London, particularly in England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
For your additional information, this highly esteemed tournament has been run by the International Tennis Federation and will be included in the ATP World Tour this 2016 as well as 2016 WTA Tour, which will fall under Grand Slam.
All about the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
The 2016 Wimbledon Championships is consist of singles and doubles for men, singles and doubles for women, mixed doubles for boys as well as mixed double for girls. Furthermore, it will also be a part of the category Grade A particularly for players who are below 18 years old. It will be played on grass and will be happening on every court of the said venue.
Here’s what you need to know about The 2016 Wimbledon Championships:
Uniforms and Colors
The tradition colors of Wimbledon is purple and dark green. But all players participating in the tennis championship are required to be wearing an all-white ensemble as part of the long-time Wimbledon tradition. The wearing of white with some color accents is acceptable as long as the scheme of it is not to be identified as a commercial logo.
Green clothing is for the chair umpire, BBGs and linesmen in 2005 championships but in the start of 2006 championships, the officials and BBGs dressed in navy blue and a Ralph Lauren uniforms in cream color. That was a historic mark of the Championships that a company designed the Wimbledon clothing for the first time.
Guidelines to White Clothing
- Solid mass of coloring is not allowed
- No bold or dark colors
- Fluorescent colors not allowed
- Pastel colors are preferred
- Back of shirts preferred to be all white
- Skirts and shorts are preferred to be all white
- Predominance of white to all clothing items
It is part of the Wimbledon tradition that the competition for women’s and men’s be referred as “Ladies’” and “Gentlemen’s” and the junior tournaments be referred as “Girls’” and “Boys’” competitions. The players were all referred by their first names and last names on scoreboards in 2009.
In previous championships, players curtsied and bowed to the Royal Family who were in the Royal Box seating before the leave the Centre Court. However, Duke Kent, All England Club’s President discontinued this tradition. Now, the players are only required to curtsy and bow if The Queen or The Prince of Wales is present.
Since 1942, show court and Centre court tickets are being sold to the public in general. This is made possible by the All England Lawn Tennis Club through a public ballot as the year starts. Ballots are always oversubscribed substantially but there are successful applicants who are randomly selected via computer. Figures in 2011 agreed that there should be four applicants on each ballot ticket.
Applications must be posted prior to the championship preferably mid-December. To access show courts, the fans usually have long queues overnight. Fans are coming from all parts of the world and this is what they call the Wimbledon experience without vagrancy.
If you are a very fanatic of sports, then there is no denying the fact that The 2016 Wimbledon Championships is the best option for you. If you’ve just dreamed of watching a very spectacular championship game, then you better prepare for it now. Prepare for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships as early as now!