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Wimbledon Denies Claims of Slippery Tennis Courts

The All England Club has denied that the Wimbledon courts are too slippery for the tennis players after a number if slip trip and fall claims.   On what has been described as Wounded Wednesday 8 tennis players withdrew with injuries in one day after suffering sport injuries.

What did Wimbledon’s groundsman say about these slip trip and fall claims?

Head groundsman Neil Stubley said:

“We’ve prepared the courts the same as we have in previous years. The soils are the same, the grass is the same, our height of play is the same.  We have prepared them and on our stats it’s showing that the courts are playing exactly the same as they were in previous years.”

All England Club comments about these slip trip and fall claims?

Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Club, said:

“Many players have complimented the very good condition of the courts.  The court preparation has been to exactly the same meticulous standard as in previous years and it is well known that grass surfaces tend to be more lush at the start of an event.  The factual evidence, which is independently checked, is that the courts are almost identical to last year, as dry and firm as they should be, and we expect them to continue to play to their usual high quality.”

Which tennis stars have withdrawn due to slip trip and fall claims?

  1. Maria Sharapova
  2. Steve Darcis
  3. Victoria Azarenka
  4. Marin Cilic
  5. Yaroslava Shvedova
  6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  7. John Isner
  8. Radek Stepanek

What do the Specialists say about slip trip and fall claims?

Carter & Carter Solicitors deal with sports injury claims regularly due to sports surfaces being in poor condition.  Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act the sports club have to make sure their facilities are up to scratch, that includes in this case the tennis courts.

We can help with your slip trip and fall claim

David Healey at Carter & Carter Solicitors is very experienced in handling slip trip and fall Claims as well as accident compensation claims relating to all types of serious injury and is a specialist dealing with accident compensation claims involving fatalities, catastrophic injuries and amputations.

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If you think that you have a slip trip and fall claim, would like to have a chat about a potential claim or require further information, contact David Healey.

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