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Wimbledon 2015

It's that time of year folks, dust off your bottles of Pimms and get ready for an influx of strawberries and cream as Wimbledon 2015 kicks off on 29th of June. With play every day apart from 5th of July, this year’s tournament looks set to be a fine one, with Murray showing particularly good form coming off the clay courts of the French Open and fully recovering from a surgery last year. Rafa Nadal is also showing signs of coming back from a terrible start to the year and fresh off the title at Stuttgart, but unfortunately got knocked out of Queens in the first round. Federer’s compatriot Stan Wawrinka is also playing the best tennis of his life and no doubt will be eyeing a possible win at Wimbledon this year after having gone up to number 4 seed in the world and beating the unstoppable Djokovic in the final of the French Open this month. Djokovic will undoubtedly relish the chance to redeem himself at this iconic stop on the tennis tour.

The ladies are also showing some impressive form. Despite being struck down with flu during the French Open, Serena Williams on her worst day is still better than some of her competitors on their best days and looks set to have an impressive Wimbledon. Sharapova however is coming off a defeat in the French Open. Here’s hoping that she can return back to her grunty best and give Williams a run for her money on centre court.

The summer months are a cue to grab a racquet and head down to your local leisure centre/ tennis club and play a few sets. Here at Thornton Sports, we specialise in tennis courts and artificial sports surfaces. Thornton’s in-house UK manufactured artificial grass tennis surfaces have been specifically developed to replicate every tennis surface from natural grass to clay. As part of our wide range we also install macadam, porous acrylic or polyurethane painted macadam surfaces, as well as non-porous acrylic indoor surfaces. Thornton Sports have been constructing tennis courts for private clients, schools, clubs and hotels for over 35 years.

With an emphasis on improving British sport and facilities in the UK, there is currently a significant amount of funding available for schools and grass roots clubs whose facilities need either a revamp or further facilities installing.Funding can be accessed from a variety of sources, with Thornton Sports have previously worked on projects funded by Sport England, the Big Lottery Fund, Sport for Change and Cash 4 Clubs amongst others.

Thornton Sports has the experience and speciality products required to provide any Lawn Tennis Club, school or private client withtheir own facility, allowing the future British players to get onto court and turn into the champions they were always meant to be.

Wherever you watch Wimbledon this year; at home, courtside or on Murray Mound, we hope you enjoy the tournament. If you would like further information about tennis court surfaces please contact us on 01282 777345 or email

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