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The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, better known as Wimbledon, hardly needs any introduction. Every year it hosts the Wimbledon Championships, the only grand slam event still held on grass and the title most coveted by professional players.
The club was founded by six gentlemen at the offices of The Field on 23 July 1868 at the height of a croquet craze as the All England Croquet Club, and held its first croquet competition in 1870. Its original ground was situated off Worple Road, Wimbledon. Croquet was very popular there until the then-infant sport of lawn tennis (a game introduced by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield a year or so prior, and originally called Sphairistikè) was introduced in 1875, when one lawn was set aside for this purpose. The first tennis gentlemen’s championship in singles was held in July 1877, when the club changed its name to The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club.
The current Centre Court dates from 1922. It has been improved and extended on several occasions. Most recently a sliding roof was added in time for the 2009 Championships. In 1924 the old No.1 Court opened on the west side of Centre Court. During World War II The Championships were suspended but the club remained open with a much smaller staff, and was used for fire and ambulance services, British Home Guard, and a decontamination unit, and troops stationed nearby drilled on the main concourse.
Recently PTSG Access & Safety Ltd was contracted to deliver specialist services at Wimbledon. Its teams were tasked with installing a bespoke colour-coated walkway to allow safe access the roof lights in order for maintenance to be carried out.
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The Group has also delivered specialist electrical services at Wimbledon on several occasions, most recently in 2021 when its engineers installed a new lightning protection system at a new two-storey media pavilion, which was being constructed at the club at the time. The pavilion provides an interview suite and has a roof terrace connecting into the existing broadcast centre.