Tuesday, July 3

Ground staff day

With over 42 acres to cover there is an absolute army of staff needed to keep the Wimbledon Championships running smoothly. Around 6,000 staff work behind the scenes and it's not just dishing out around 27,000 kilos of strawberries.

The famous Wimbledon turf on all the courts is kept at a length of 8mm and a dedicated crew ensure the playing conditions are perfect. This year the challenge is even greater than usual as head groundsman, Eddie Seward, has just 20 days before play starts in the Olympic tennis tournament. Everyone will expect the grass courts to be at their best for the Games so as soon as the Championships are over Eddie and his team will be working harder than ever.

This short video is a quick look at the people in the background and the different jobs they do.

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