Petition to AELTC and LTA to increase Championships Court Speed sign now

This is a petition from tennis fans for the AELTC/LTA to increase the speed of the grass courts used at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships to a greater level than that used in 2008.

The signatories of this petition disapprove of the significant reduction in court speed that has gradually occurred at the Championships over the past five or so years.

This reduction has primarily had two negative effects. It has firstly led to a decrease in the amount of play that is traditionally associated with the Championships; serve-volleying and net-attacking play is now seen only rarely. Interrelated with this, the style of tennis played at Wimbledon has been brought into greater uniformity with the other grand slams. The signatories of this petition believe that this is pernicious to the sport of a whole, for it is largely the differences between the grand slams that constitute their greatest strength.

There has been much speculation in the media and among tennis fans that the reduction in court speed is to reduce the success of big servers on grass and thus to improve the quality of play. The signatories to an extent sympathise with this objective. However, they hereby argue that the reduction has been excessive and needs to an extent be reversed for the reasons stated above.

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Latest Signatures

  • 18 December 20151000. Beverley Atkinson
    I support this petition
  • 16 December 2015999. Bitschine Mccann
    Today, Wimbledon is not Wimbledon
  • 15 December 2015998. Sherry Dyer
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015997. Beverley Knox
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015996. Ioan R
    it's a shame that the Championships of Wimbledon lose somehow their originality; they used to be the keepers of the tradition and by slowing down the courts the grass game loses its particularity; Wimbledon should get back its own originality by speeding
  • 12 December 2015995. Wonbok L
    we need variety to encourage all types of play
  • 12 December 2015994. Yaping H
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015993. Aysheh Clayton
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015992. Redshark Vazquez
    I hope to see Wimbledon in better view with fast courts
  • 04 December 2015991. Tej Wiggins
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015990. Wonbok L
    we need variety to encourage all types of play
  • 27 November 2015989. Deidre Haynes
    Whatever is better for Roger
  • 24 November 2015988. Rita Mercado
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015987. Redshark Conway
    I hope to see Wimbledon in better view with fast courts
  • 14 November 2015986. Deledique Mcintosh
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 2015985. Tej Mckinney
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 2015984. Redshark Poole
    I hope to see Wimbledon in better view with fast courts
  • 10 November 2015983. Sherry Donaldson
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015982. Ronald Vanb
    It's a shame.. It's like politics I think. But other than politicians, I hope you will listen.
  • 07 November 2015981. Mami Frye
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 2015980. Marianne B
    В
  • 01 November 2015979. Lauren T
    I support this petition
  • 01 November 2015978. Tan Whitaker
    I support this petition
  • 28 October 2015977. Jernej K
    we don't need two RG
  • 27 October 2015976. Edward W
    speed up!
  • 27 October 2015975. Timea K
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015974. Jovana Solomon
    I support this petition

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Sandra ValenzuelaBy:
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Petition target:
The All England Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) and The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

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