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why is the wimbledon tournament associated with snobs and hoo-raa henry's

azzy129 Avatar
7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
just an observation. Should be open to all classes and ppl of all walks of life.
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
It is, unfortunately there are no class checks yet for Wimbledon.
#2
obviously there is some sort of prejudice and in-direct selective process. i.e.the criteria being; public school education, talk like a toff, good looks, well off family (helps), able to afford the wimbledon tournament tickets and the strawberries and cream with champagne that go with it.
oh and what do you mean by "unfortunately"
#3
id love to see a pi key family get in. sat in row H with 15 bottles of special brew and a multipack of pork scratchings between them.
#4
:lol: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
#5
azzy129
obviously there is some sort of prejudice and in-direct selective process. i.e.the criteria being; public school education, talk like a toff, good looks, well off family (helps), able to afford the wimbledon tournament tickets and the strawberries and cream with champagne that go with it.
oh and what do you mean by "unfortunately"


Well no, you don't need to meet any of those requirements, but you do need to be able to afford it. Unfortunately was supposed to be a slight joke but getting across that not everything must be available to all - otherwise what is the point in working hard to achieve the more special and interesting things in life.
#6
you'd never see strawberries and cream at a football match, lol, a pie and a pint will do there :giggle:
#7
I thought sport unites all. obviously not in this case.
banned#8
azzy129
I thought sport unites all. obviously not in this case.


Where can you play tennis?

Where can you play football?

There's your answer.
#9
FilthAndFurry
Where can you play tennis?

Where can you play football?

There's your answer.


There are tennis clubs around here - and parks with tennis nets up. Unfortunately the park run courts are mostly not that great with poor ground and broken nets.

Again there's plenty of space to play football at the parks, also schools often offer after school sessions.

Recently I have noticed clubs such as GOALS offering affordable sessions to youngsters wanting to start to play football.

I think you have to have a look around you - there might be more on offer than you think
#10
Also regarding WImbledon - I have entered into the public ballot many years - and was lucky to get offered tickets twice. Yes you do have to pay whatever the price is for the tickets offered, and it is a luxury. Personally I don't have any vices (other than chocolate) so these are something we are willing to pay out for.

I have also queued from the early hours of the morning to be able to get entry into the grounds.
#11
FilthAndFurry
Where can you play tennis?

Where can you play football?

There's your answer.


You can play tennis anywhere you want without a net, just like you can play football wherever you want without a goal.
banned#12
peodude
You can play tennis anywhere you want without a net, just like you can play football wherever you want without a goal.


Really? I know it's a cliche but jumpers for goalposts is all you really need.

Tennis requires at least 2 racquets, a ball, an area of decently moan grass or a concrete surface, and a net.
#13
Butterflies
Also regarding WImbledon - I have entered into the public ballot many years - and was lucky to get offered tickets twice. Yes you do have to pay whatever the price is for the tickets offered, and it is a luxury. Personally I don't have any vices (other than chocolate) so these are something we are willing to pay out for.

I have also queued from the early hours of the morning to be able to get entry into the grounds.


how much are the tickets? just out of interest
#14
FilthAndFurry
Really? I know it's a cliche but jumpers for goalposts is all you really need.

Tennis requires at least 2 racquets, a ball, an area of decently moan grass or a concrete surface, and a net.


Tennis can be played with one person hitting a ball against a wall. In fact the return can be pretty fast and this can help quicken your returns, it also gets you moving about quite alot. You can also try to chop balls against the wall to alter the spin.

Alternatively, you can pratise your serve anywhere - ok you might not have the court markings to make sure the ball is in, but certainly you can pratise your motion and try to get speed up.
#15
Jed Maxwell
how much are the tickets? just out of interest


I haven't been in a few years (since having the kids) but here is the official site with the price of tickets

http://aeltc2009.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/tickets/2009.html

Also on that site will be the details of how to enter the ballot for next year! Probably won't open for a few months though!
banned#16
Butterflies
Tennis can be played with one person hitting a ball against a wall. In fact the return can be pretty fast and this can help quicken your returns, it also gets you moving about quite alot. You can also try to chop balls against the wall to alter the spin.

Alternatively, you can pratise your serve anywhere - ok you might not have the court markings to make sure the ball is in, but certainly you can pratise your motion and try to get speed up.


I think you've just illustrated my point.
#17
Centre court is for posh people, the hill is for everyone else.
#18
Butterflies
Tennis can be played with one person hitting a ball against a wall. In fact the return can be pretty fast and this can help quicken your returns, it also gets you moving about quite alot. You can also try to chop balls against the wall to alter the spin.


Oh, reminds me of Wii tennis practise, hated that ruddy bit.
#19
FilthAndFurry
Really? I know it's a cliche but jumpers for goalposts is all you really need.

Tennis requires at least 2 racquets, a ball, an area of decently moan grass or a concrete surface, and a net.


grass and concrete, surely clay-courts apply, as the tennis club i play at has 2 of them :thumbsup:
#20
ChipSticks
Oh, reminds me of Wii tennis practise, hated that ruddy bit.


only cos you were pants at it.
#21
I thought everyone could enter the public draw...
#22
Tennis is an elitist sport, it therefore attracts like-minded people.
#23
[COLOR="Red"]Come on Tim!


:roll:[/COLOR]
#24
moob
Tennis is an elitist sport, it therefore attracts like-minded people.


RUBBISH!
#25
moob
Tennis is an elitist sport, it therefore attracts like-minded people.


Can you explain why you think it's elitist? Am curious.
#26
Anyone who wants to apply for a public ballot paper click on this link

http://aeltc2009.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/tickets/2010.html

Ballot application forms can be applied for from 1st August 2009
#27
torapoole
Can you explain why you think it's elitist? Am curious.


Because 90% of those who are 'successful' are from families who have the significant money available to put their kids through the required training.

It's the F1 of ball games.
#28
moob
Because 90% of those who are 'successful' are from families who have the significant money available to put their kids through the required training.

It's the F1 of ball games.


Funny, I thought the money came from the LTA (and indeed prize money British players win to repay them).... That certainly seems to be the debate on the BBC atm.
banned#29
Butterflies
RUBBISH!


There aren't enough free courts and pick up games don't really suit the sport.

It's just not that easy to get a game up and running like you can with football.
#30
FilthAndFurry
It's just not that easy to get a game up and running like you can with football.


What about rugby? Can't use jumpers for that
#31
moob
Because 90% of those who are 'successful' are from families who have the significant money available to put their kids through the required training.

It's the F1 of ball games.


I wouldn't mind knowing where you got this statistic from?
banned#32
peodude
What about rugby? Can't use jumpers for that


No, you can't. That's why Twickenham tends to be made up of a lot of public school/grammar school educated people who would have played the game.

That's not to say everyone is, because the RFU distributes tickets through the clubs. But even then clubs are made up of people who played at school.
#33
torapoole
Funny, I thought the money came from the LTA (and indeed prize money British players win to repay them).... That certainly seems to be the debate on the BBC atm.


The LTA don't pay for the kids to get the tuition they need at grass roots level, nor do they contribute to those who want advanced training either.

They do pay salaries to established professionals however.
#34
FilthAndFurry
There aren't enough free courts and pick up games don't really suit the sport.

It's just not that easy to get a game up and running like you can with football.


loads of free courts near me, there are a few where i live, 3 just been re-laid and 2 of average quality but could do with new nets, i hardly use them as i play at a club
#35
Butterflies
I wouldn't mind knowing where you got this statistic from?


It was a guesstimate.

Could you perhaps come up with say, more than 20 professional tennis players who don't come from a privileged background?
#36
moob
The LTA don't pay for the kids to get the tuition they need at grass roots level, nor do they contribute to those who want advanced training either.

They do pay salaries to established professionals however.


Are you sure about that? (Genuine question, not rhetorical!) I know that the debate atm is that there should be more funding but i thought they gave further training to players showing promise, which might not quite be grass roots but as others have mentioned, there are public courts etc for those interested. I'm not saying the situation is ideal and I sincerely hope that there will be more LTA funded training but I don't think it's as elitist as perhaps you're making out.
banned#37
TomWilkoLFC
loads of free courts near me, there are a few where i live, 3 just been re-laid and 2 of average quality but could do with new nets, i hardly use them as i play at a club


And that's great, but in my experience not the norm.
#38
FilthAndFurry
And that's great, but in my experience not the norm.


It's still a step in the right direction though at least! :thumbsup:
#39
FilthAndFurry
And that's great, but in my experience not the norm.


i live in a village with 5. other surrounding villages have 2 or 3 but around the town we live near i must say there a quite alot of all surfaces to, and i dont exactly live in a 'good' town (grimsby)
#40
It used to cost me £50 a year membership and a £1 a week for training from a failed professional with different facilities, hardly expensive? Oh wait I lied, £5 deposit for a key to be able to use the courts at any time.

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