Wimbledon considers Court One roof: Report

Updated: 30 June 2011 02:55 IST

Wimbledon officials could consider building a roof on Court One after the £80 million cover on top of Centre Court proved its value at this year's rain-hit tournament, reports claimed on Wednesday.

Wimbledon considers Court One roof: Report
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Wimbledon officials could consider building a roof on Court One after the £80 million cover on top of Centre Court proved its value at this year's rain-hit tournament, reports claimed on Wednesday.

The Centre Court roof was first used two years ago and has meant this year, despite the many interruptions, the men's and women's singles remain on schedule to finish on time.

However, with the Olympic Games tennis tournament being held here next year and wide-ranging rebuilding work already having seen a new Court Two and Court Three established, it may be some time before a second roof appears.

"Court 3 is the last part of our previous 15-year plan and that was inaugurated this year," a spokesman for the All England Club told the Guardian newspaper.

"There will now be a new period of reflection. The Olympic Games mean there will be no building next year, so we have time to think about what's been done and where we want to go over the next 10 to 15 years. A roof on Court One will be up for discussion."

Topics : Tennis Wimbledon 2011
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