Wimbledon 2015 : Boy Do Us Brits Do Things Properly!


So the eagerly anticipated tennis grand slam that is Wimbledon, is finally upon us! There has been more hype in the UK about this particular tournament than in previous years mainly because of Andy Murray being the reigning champion, and for his current rich vein of form. People don’t need much of an excuse to have a dig at us Brits, but passion and enthusiasm from the crowds is one thing they can’t lay at our doorstep.

Another thing we can’t be criticised for is out attention to detail, I’ve been to Wimbledon and Roland Garros in Paris, and although both are immaculately kept, there is no comparison when it comes to fine attention to detail… and that’s a fact! Like or loathe tennis, take a look at the discipline of the ball boys/girls, check out the cleanliness of the walkways and stands, and if you can, have a look at the grass…just immaculate! In fact, an interesting little post on the official Wimbledon site explains how one of the groundkeepers sole job in the final days leading up to Wimbledon was to go around every single net pole and hand trim the grass WITH SCISSORS so that the finish is PERFECT!

You can’t see the grass finish around the net post sockets from your armchairs at home, but Head Groundsman Neil Stubley can and he knows that if you truly want that wow factor, then you’ve got to take care of the finest of detail.

Here’s to a great competition. LET’S DO THIS ANDY!



Wimbledon, (2015). One day to go: The final preparations. Retrieved 29th June, 2015, from http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2015-06-28/final_preparations.html

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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