Wimbeldon grass court debate

Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Climate Change, Lawns, UK Climate Change


Wimbeldon is now the only major tournament in the world played on grass courts.The financial and environmental cost of keeping the courts looking immaculate is extremely high  – around 3,000 gallons of water are used during Wimbledon fortnight to keep them in peak condition. http://aeltc2010.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/infosheets/grasscourts_general.html

Wonder what will happen to Wimbeldon’s over-watered lawns in the future?




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