Saturday, June 30, 2007

This is what a rain delay looks like

View from Court 6--no rain.

View from Court 6: the covers come off

Given the forecasts we heard, and the flooding in other parts of Great Britain last week, things could have been much worse at Wimbledon, weather-wise, during the first week.

But play is currently suspended across the pond so I thought I would share some pics of the rain delay process. Last Wednesday we experienced two rain delays. One was brief; the other ended play for the day. During the second one when the rain was heavier the grounds crew inflated the covers which takes a while but looks cool while it is going on.

Inflating the covers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're up wicked early!! The pictures are wonderful.