Wimbeldon grass court debate

Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Climate Change, Lawns, UK Climate Change

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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?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/in_depth/2001/wimbledon_2001/sol_at_wimbledon/1410606.stm

http://www.helium.com/debates/78873-should-old-tennis-tournaments-like-wimbledon-keep-grass-courts-switch-paved

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/5256408/Lawns-will-become-sign-of-moral-decadence-because-of-climate-change.html

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