Wimbledon Gallery: The Tools Of The Trade
Racquets, strings, tennis balls, the roof - the stars of the WTA aren't alone on the court...
Published July 12, 2012 12:00
With her Yonex racquet in hand, Caroline Wozniacki served to Tamira Paszek back in the first round.
Caroline Wozniacki and Tamira Paszek did battle under the Centre Court roof, which came to be in 2009.
Another Yonex player, Kimiko Date-Krumm, took a breather as she played Kateryna Bondarenko first round.
They're handy during changeovers and many players take them home as souvenirs - the Wimbledon towels.
Zheng Jie and Aleksandra Wozniak weren't the only ones resting on changeovers in their second round match.
Prince Sports is a manufacturer of equipment for racquet sports, founded in 1970 and based in New Jersey.
Slazenger, the official ball for Wimbledon, was established in 1881 and can trace its roots to 1810.
Obviously all the new and used tennis balls need to be stored somewhere at The Championships...
Another important role at the most revered tennis tournament of the year is that of the racquet stringer.
Installing strings in the racquet is called 'stringing' and is done with a racquet string machine.
The stringers at Wimbledon aren't done there - there's also the stencil, where one can get creative...
That's not the only painting done at Wimbledon, but one can't get too creative with the on-court painting.