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STRI at the Wimbledon Championships 2019

News, Research / 17th July 2019

A team of STRI researchers, headed up by manager Mark Ferguson, has returned from the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.


STRI has worked with the AELTC for over fifty years, and in 1993 we conducted the first Championships survey; providing Wimbledon with surface performance data for hardness, volumetric soil moisture content, live grass cover, relative ball rebound, botanical composition and general court observations.


The surveys we have conducted over the last 26 years enable surface characteristics and playing quality to be compared over two decades of Championships.


Each year we conduct trials on behalf of the AELTC for the betterment of global and domestic tennis at STRI UK’s head office and research centre in Yorkshire. Trials focus on surfaces, grasses, soils, chemicals and fertilisers, and the results provide information for the future management of Championship Courts.


Take a look at our picture gallery below from the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, and join us for STRI Research 2019 to see the STRI’s UK trials ground for yourself. Click here to book your free place.