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Wimby courts 12 days later...very impressive job!

fsoica
07-21-2012, 05:52 PM
Maybe you're wondering about the progress of regrowing the grass. Here it is, from Wimby's groundsman's Twitter page:

Center court:
https://twitter.com/WimboGroundsman/status/226272162242248704/photo/1/large

No.1 court:
https://twitter.com/WimboGroundsman/status/226625480474906625/photo/1/large

It looks very nice and they have 8 more days to improve it...

abraxas21
07-21-2012, 05:52 PM
the grass is rigged too :o

emotion
07-21-2012, 05:53 PM
Good job, should be ready

Allez
07-21-2012, 05:55 PM
Wow. Can't wait :bounce:

TigerTim
07-21-2012, 05:56 PM
this olympics will be the greatest EVA :rocker:

The Fearhand
07-21-2012, 05:57 PM
The English sure know how to treat their grass. Looks beautiful.

finishingmove
07-21-2012, 05:59 PM
It's green.

manadrainer
07-21-2012, 06:06 PM
Nice courts. They will be perfect in one week time.

Allez
07-21-2012, 06:07 PM
The dark clouds are departing as well...Let the Games begin :rocker2:

r2473
07-21-2012, 06:11 PM
the grass is rigged too :o

clear signs of GGH (grass growth hormone)

these olympics are dirty

Pirata.
07-21-2012, 06:13 PM
clear signs of GGH (grass growth hormone)

these olympics are dirty

:lol:

Looks fantastic, nice and green. Hope it plays as well as it looks!

finishingmove
07-21-2012, 06:16 PM
clear signs of GGH (grass growth hormone)

these olympics are dirty

It was obviously grown somewhere else and transplanted...

JurajCrane
07-21-2012, 06:40 PM
Question 1 : Will WADA test if grass doped ?
Question 2 : Is this still natural grass ?

Answer : As long as it is quick and low-bouncing we do not want any test on this doping. :)

Litotes
07-21-2012, 06:56 PM
Impressive! Perhaps we can look forward to a green final for once :-)

Allez
07-21-2012, 06:56 PM
It was obviously grown somewhere else and transplanted...

Uhm...Wimbledon has far more class in a single blade of grass than Wayne Rooney does in his whole head of hair so shush :)

MuzzahLovah
07-21-2012, 06:59 PM
I bet Nadal's knees ache just looking at this.

Freak3yman84
07-21-2012, 07:04 PM
Impressive! Perhaps we can look forward to a green final for once :-)

Nahhh. It'll be green clay by the 2nd round ;)

Pratik
07-21-2012, 07:16 PM
It was obviously grown somewhere else and transplanted...

“We’ve been reseeding as we go along,” Seaward explained. “We’ve been using pre-germinated seeds on the 12 courts that will be used for matches and the seven practice courts. They’re coming along fine.”

http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/tennis/story/wimbledon-groundskeepers-scramble-to-get-grass-ready-for-olympics-070912

Roger the Dodger
07-21-2012, 07:21 PM
Waitaminit! this is not natural grass!

Roger the Dodger
07-21-2012, 07:24 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/tennis/story/wimbledon-groundskeepers-scramble-to-get-grass-ready-for-olympics-070912

Roger Federer won the Olympics doubles! :lol:

the video host forgot to mention Stan Wawrinka's name or else this is just plain and simple bias.

mystic ice cube
07-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Best surface in the world. I wish I could play there! :D

niff
07-21-2012, 07:40 PM
:hearts:

latso
07-21-2012, 08:58 PM
this olympics will be the greatest EVA :rocker:

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/600127_296247517140067_58163974_n.jpg

Indeed :)

Looner
07-21-2012, 09:01 PM
I bet Nadal's knees ache just looking at this.

Was just about to say. I bet RN had a good look at this grass before retiring.

cardio
07-21-2012, 09:05 PM
Grass is just like they promised - fresh, 1st week grass. Background purple is horrible color though, even Chinese had lot better blue in Beijing. I have to watch it in black and white probably - I still have this possibility to turn out colors in my TV.Maybe it is even better , gives me kinda 80-ies look, when I watched Edberg, Becker and others in black and white ...

moon language
07-22-2012, 12:12 AM
They should test that grass for PEDs. No way should it have recovered so quickly.

nole_no1
07-22-2012, 12:33 AM
Can't wait for the olympics (not only tennis) :hearts:

alfonsojose
07-22-2012, 03:40 AM
Grass :inlove:

BroTree123
07-22-2012, 03:41 AM
Photoshopped.

MinioNole
07-22-2012, 05:27 AM
Lovely surfabe indeed! Time for someone to taste that grass again.

finishingmove
07-22-2012, 06:01 AM
Uhm...Wimbledon has far more class in a single blade of grass than Wayne Rooney does in his whole head of hair so shush :)

What? I was just commenting on the technological process.

http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/tennis/story/wimbledon-groundskeepers-scramble-to-get-grass-ready-for-olympics-070912

Yeah, I thought it was something like that.

Raiden
07-22-2012, 08:03 AM
It was obviously grown somewhere else and transplanted...That somewhere being across the little pond.

Yes, the Olympic lawn of Wimbledon is mainly high bio-tech patented Dutch grass (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/26/tennis-wimbledon-olympics-idUKL3E8HQ4G220120626)* that is cultivated in Holland and then shipped/processed and transplanted into the surface at the all England club.

* = no, not the kind of grass some of you may have encountered in Amsterdam

FleetSeb
07-22-2012, 12:56 PM
I'm working there at the moment. Not with the grounds staff but they have been working tirelessly. There's so much to change on site, it almost looks unrecognisable now. So many Olympics logos around. And all the food stands have changed etc. The shops have torn down all the Ralph Lauren ads and are now filling them with Adidas stuff. Exciting times.

FleetSeb
07-22-2012, 12:59 PM
Photoshopped.

Nope. It looks like that in real life.

SapELee
07-22-2012, 02:25 PM
Beautiful, I love looking at grass courts.

Roy Emerson
07-22-2012, 02:58 PM
:inlove:

chenx15
07-22-2012, 06:24 PM
kudos to the groundskeepers!!!

dencod16
07-22-2012, 07:18 PM
That good thing is that it wouldn't wore out as less matches will be played, half the draw of Wimble, best of 3, no juniors and invitational.

Allez
07-22-2012, 08:46 PM
What? I was just commenting on the technological process. Oops forgot you're not an ardent English footie fan, else you'd have got the jest. No worries. Take it back :hug:

duong
07-23-2012, 07:11 PM
The dark clouds are departing as well...Let the Games begin :rocker2:

the weather forecast speak about the weather getting rainy again from thursday :

http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-London-UKXX0085

I think they will need the roof :lol:

Allez
07-23-2012, 07:15 PM
the weather forecast speak about the weather getting rainy again from thursday :

http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-London-UKXX0085

I think they will need the roof :lol:

Thank god for the roof :yeah: They'll have to do away with the 11 p.m curfew if they are to complete all the matches on time. It would be embarrassing if the closing ceremony had to be delayed due to tennis holding things up :o

duong
07-23-2012, 11:10 PM
Thank god for the roof :yeah: They'll have to do away with the 11 p.m curfew if they are to complete all the matches on time. It would be embarrassing if the closing ceremony had to be delayed due to tennis holding things up :o

yes :lol: but the closing ceremony is one week later, the constraint is more about Toronto ;)

I hope they won't have too much rain in the beginning of the tournament because that's the moment when they'll really need to go fast without the roof.

Fed Muzza Killer
07-23-2012, 11:22 PM
Great Work , Can't Wait for Olympics (and not only Tennis)

Looner
07-23-2012, 11:32 PM
This week is going to be stunning weatherwise (probably the best we'll get this whole "summer") but next one promises to be cooler with temperatures which are still above the norm this year.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/wimbledon-park/sw19-5/july-weather/323518

duong
07-24-2012, 10:10 AM
From the weather forecast I saw, they expect no more rain in the end of the week and only scattered showers for the beginning of next one, which looks much better for the Olympics and especially tennis :yeah:

http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-London-UKXX0085

RForever
07-28-2012, 01:49 PM
It looks like it was not an impressive job after all. New grass seems horrible, not holding even at the very first matches.

GSMnadal
07-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Exactly, almost looked worse than the grass they used for 'Battle of the surfaces'

Allez
07-28-2012, 02:03 PM
Yeah courts getting worn out already and we're on DAY 1 :scared: They'll probably have to switch to the paralympic hard court venue sooner rather than later :eek:

Mercury
07-28-2012, 02:26 PM
The grass in center court after Berdych's match was just horrible. Whole patches just ripping right off.

This will be very terrible.

BroTree123
07-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Ion Tiriac the Godfather and his magic steroid grass :o

I wonder how much the officials were paid to accept his secret proposal :o

henke007
07-28-2012, 02:35 PM
Blu Clay and now Green Ice