Magazine - Tennis
Wimbledon's Preparations for Olympic Tennis
23 Jul 2012 - Tennis - Laurence Gale MSc
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 notches his twenty-second year in charge. As well as Wimbledon fortnight, the duo are also tasked with preparing the venue for the 2012 Olympics tennis tournament - which begins just three weeks after The Championships have finished
10 Jul 2012 - Tennis - Micah Woods
There has been a lot of excellent media coverage about maintenance of the grass courts at Wimbledon, including this video from CNN explaining some of the work that is done and the role of STRI in advising on the maintenance of the courts.
24 Jun 2012 - Tennis - Editor
Heaven may not exist but, on a sunny afternoon in June, the grounds of Wimbledon provide a workable approximation. Flowers are plentiful and co-ordinated in shades of purple and white with green foliage, the colours of the club.
23 Apr 2012 - Tennis - Editor
The groundsman and his apprentice enter the stadium. The older man narrows his eyes and nods sagely. “Let’s go and have a walk shall we?” he says to his companion. The two men walk down the steps of the arena and onto the court.
The Keynote Interview - Eddie Seaward
8 Apr 2012 - Tennis - John Richards
Eddie Seaward MBE has been the Head Groundsman at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon since 1990; he is due to retire later this year following the staging of the Olympics tennis tournament at the venue.
2 Apr 2012 - Tennis - Editor
Ouyen Tennis Club is looking at replacing its grass courts with synthetic surfaces. Club committee member Deane Munro said that for the club to ensure its future, it would have to move to synthetic courts as the maintenance of lawn courts continued to be a strain on the small committee.
Managing Tarmac Tennis Courts
18 Mar 2012 - Tennis - John Lockyer
Not the most gripping of titles I know, but I see more problems with this artificial sports surface than most others. The actual management requirement of these surfaces is low in comparison to grass and with the added benefit that they sustain high volumes of repetitive wear, normally recover from bad weather with ease, produce good playability performance factors and are fairly cheap to maintain.
11 Feb 2012 - Tennis - Editor
Davis Cup stars will be treated to a slice of Wimbledon's famed grass when they arrive in Geelong for their clash with China on Friday.
2 Feb 2012 - Tennis - Editor
Management from the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust has been discussing plans to move tennis-playing members to neighbouring courts for up to 12 months.
19 Jan 2012 - Tennis - Editor
Melbourne Park will remain the home of the Australian Open for generations with a multi-million dollar transformation of the world class sporting precinct.
7 Dec 2011 - Tennis - Editor
Geelong Lawn Tennis Club was today be unveiled as the host venue for the February 10-12 tie, edging out bids from capital cities Perth and Adelaide and regional Victorian centres Albury-Wodonga and Shepparton.
25 Oct 2011 - Tennis - Press Release
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25 Jun 2011 - Tennis - Editor
Now into his third decade as Wimbledon's wizard of the grass, London resident Eddie Seaward has been grooming the magic carpets of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since the heydays of Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras.
1 Jun 2011 - Tennis - Press Release
We're installing our first FlexCourt! Well, the boys are busy today installing FlexCourt. Customer is very excited and the best thing is that it will be installed in less than a day so when the kids get home from school they can start playing!
13 Apr 2011 - Tennis - Press Release
A star-studded Australian lineup will host Ukraine in Melbourne in April on clay as they bid to regain their spot in the World Group of the Fed Cup.
30 Mar 2011 - Tennis - Editor
The State Tennis Centre at Burswood has emerged as a likely venue for the new sports stadium, with the WA Government investigating how an arena could be built on the site.
30 Mar 2011 - Tennis - Editor
Tennis and golfing members of the Ballarat Golf Club will part ways after an agreement was reached this week for the club to build new tennis facilities at the Prince of Wales Park.
1 Mar 2011 - Tennis - Editor
Neil Stubley has been appointed the next head groundsman at Wimbledon.
13 Feb 2011 - Tennis - Editor
Ironbark Tennis Club is enjoying a new surface after revamping its old Don Street asphalt courts, replacing them with sand-filled turf.
12 Jan 2011 - Tennis - Editor
Centenary Lakes clubs face months of clean up and steep bills to recover after the sports complex was engulfed in the deluge yesterday.