Why are non white outfits banned at wimbledon.

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  1. Exia

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    everyone looks like prison inmates.
     
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  2. malakas

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    Don't prison inmates have black stripes too??:mrgreen:
     
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  3. Exia

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    look the same=white


    use your brain Einstein
     
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    a Wimby tradition.
     
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  5. malakas

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    Well..sorry!!When I read white I understand white colour!!
    I don't know every single english expression you know!
     
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  6. KBalla08

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    ya that is ur answer
     
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    They don't look the same. Prison inmates have thick black stipes going through their shirt and pants, while at wimbledon, players where shirts and pants with actuall design with some colors other than white on them, but the overall color is white. Are you color blind to black?
     
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  8. Exia

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    it is funny that the logos have to be up to a maximum of 4sq inch or something

     
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  9. textbook strokes

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    How old are you?. Maybe you are not old enough to remember, but back in the beginnings white was the only colour allowed in a tennis court. Then came the short pants, and just by the 70s, I think, they allowed certain soft colours. Wimbledon nevertheleast, as many british traditions, never changed, and they demand a player to keep white as a dominant colour in his/her clothes :rolleyes:
     
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    Andre Agassi tried to shake things up at Wimbledon with his outrageous outfits but in the end, he realized the importance and magnitude of the tournament's traditions and he relented.
     
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    because wimbledon is stuck up its own backside. Preferring to stick to the dark ages regarding the dress sense.

    wimbledon will always be a upper class venue for the privileged oxford graduates.


    what next olympic swimming in a wedding dress



    They don't ban the 105Db orgasmic grunts and shrieks do they????
     
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  12. textbook strokes

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    It's not that bad to keep a tradition Imho. Clothes manufacturers can sell us all kind of other stuff during the rest of the year ;) .
     
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    I was somewhat surpirsed to see Rafael wearing his signature cut-off sleeve T-shirt. Thought it would be banned. Works in colors, but looks weird in white.

    Some traditions are good. Gives us roots and stability. All of us need that from time to time.
     
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    I don't mind it; I like it actually.
     
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    It is difficult to distinguish the players when they are all wearing white. That is why soccer teams have differently colored jerseys.

    I am afraid I might confuse Nadal and Federer if they meet.

    Or Sharapova and Mauresmo.
     
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    Like already said, it's a tradition. It is an honor to play at Wimbledon, and it's not just for the "privileged Oxford graduates." Anyone can play there. All they have to do is win. So I don't think it is fair to criticize one of the most prestige majors ever for the people who play there and the clothes they wear. Thats what I think.
     
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  18. sureshs

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    If Wimbledon is truly heritage-conscious, they should require players to use small-headed wooden racquets strung with natural gut. Everything else is of no consequence to the game.
     
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    Yes, but it is a request. The level of play would be horrible if wood racquets were used. Wimbledon is just trying to keep some tradition alive. I am suprised they haven't installed the roof yet.
     
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  20. slice bh compliment

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    Hhahahahah, just get some glasses, brother ... and watch for skin color, backhands and body-type.
     
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    They are working on it.Till 2009 they will be working on it!Not even Wumbley didn't take so much time!!:rolleyes:
     
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    nominated for silliest thread of the fortnight.

    schools have uniforms. tennis clubs all over the world have dress codes. you wear certain clothes to church, to work, to funerals, parties, weddings . . . so, what's the big friggin deal. lame excuse to bash traditions that are older than all of us.

    wearing white for two weeks of the year won't kill anyone. if you have trouble distinguishing between two players wearing white, then you probably shouldn't be watching tennis anyway, as that little yellow tennis ball zooming over the net at 100 miles an hour is a whole hell of a lot smaller.
     
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    hahaha!:DEvery other thread you visit you nominate it for silliest thread of the forthnight!!;)
    Well...I suppose that says something about the quality of the threads..in the last forthnight..:(
     
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  24. skip1969

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    exactly! lol
     
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    I might still confuse Mauresmo with Federer
     
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    I really like the fact that the players dress differently from their usual outfits.
    I dont mind this tradition at all. I like it.
     
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    hahhahaah, good one, s.
     
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    All white shirts, shorts and socks: always worn by 'The G.O.A.T' at all tournaments.
    'Nuff said.
     
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    You are crazy. The all-white look looks amazing. It also gives this "everyone's equal" feel.
     
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    The thing to remember about Wimbledon is that it is held at a private club (one that happens to cost a huge amount to be a member of), unlike the other majors, like the US Open, which is held at a ground that the public can play at for a small price when not in use for tournaments. Since it is a private club, they can basically set whatever dresscode they like. So, if they wanted to require that all players where all pink shirts and brown shorts, they could. However, since it is a very posh club with a tradition of all white clothing, which in the old days was a sign of aristocracy (because the working class didn't have the time or money to keep all white clothing clean), they have decided to keep the tradition.
     
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  31. Fred The Red

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    from wimbledon.org

    Can I play on the Club's courts?
    The courts are not open to the general public. Apart from the Centre and No. 1 Courts, the courts are used year round by the Club members and LTA sponsored players. The grass courts are in play from May to September, except Centre Court and No. 1 Court which are used only for The Championships. The courts are occasionally used by a number of clubs and organisations, for the staging of various events and tournaments.


    How can I become a member of the All England Club?
    In order to become a Candidate for Membership of The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, an applicant would need to know four existing Full Members of the Club who would be willing to support the application and write letters to that effect. The Proposer and Seconder must be able to certify that they have known the applicant personally for at least 3 years. The four Members would then need to sign the proposal form and, as soon as all these formalities have been completed, the name would then be added to the Candidates' List. It is then a matter of being very patient. This procedure applies for both Full and Temporary Membership categories. Honorary Members are elected from time to time by the Committee.
     
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    The reason behind the all-white outfits was that white doesn't show perspiration as much as other colors do. Tennis was a game born of polite society, and in polite society it wasn't fashionable to be seen sweating.

    Nowadays it's tradition. Given the abysmal fashion sense of most professional tennis players, I wish every place had a similar dress code. We laugh at Agassi's early 90's "rebel" look, and in ten years we'll be laughing at Nadal's capri pants.
     
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  33. Return_Ace

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    ahahaha lol!
     
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    Is this your 1st Wimbledon? It's tradition.
     
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    my dear conformists. yes, always smile embarrassed, nod and do as you ar:D :D :confused: e told
     
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    Holy christ. Thats insane. Add on a huge price tag to that, and you figure you pretty much have no chance of getting in :p
     
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    I'm surprised you guys think prison inmates still wear black-and-white uniforms. I've seen khaki, orange, and blue I think...
     
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    Yeah but they even dress up the line judges special!

    It is the worlds greatest tourney aguably, so they have to do something special and keep in touch with the past!
     
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    Yeah, the black and whites are mostly from old movies. Recently, I saw some news footage about some inmate in Ohio. His prison uses the B and W stripers. My wife was like, what is this the Keystone Cops? The Three Stooges?

    More importantly, the Beastie Boys did a show or two about eight years ago wearing the jailbird lookin' orange jumpsuits.
    I was waiting for Cochise to introduce Mr. T with a little, "Stay in school. Stay outta the joint, kids."
     
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    It is a rather exclusive private club.
     
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    I think that rule is kind of dumb. It is a tradition and i respect that but, players should be allowed to wear whatever color they want at Wimbledon. The other aspect i dont like about Wimbledon which is a much greater problem then the dress code is not offering equal prize money.
     
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    I remember Sampras during the 90s used to wear baggy denim look Nike shorts in khaki and sometimes denim blue. Sweat on those shorts showed up as unpleasant looking dark patches around his groin and ass crack. It was impossible not to notice it when watching the match on TV. Not a pretty sight on any man anywhere hence the Wimbledon ruling of predominately white clothing.
     
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    Anyone have confirmation on that price tag?
    I do not personally know any dues-paying members, but from what I have always heard, it is actually affordable. Just very tough to get a membership.
     
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    It's the Superbowl of tennis, the world cup of tennis.

    Another poster that doesn't seem to know much about the sport.
     
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    he's not Einstein so he can't use his brain
     
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    You can always win the Championship, that gives you automatic membership.
     
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    ok i will win it next year just for the membership(!!!!!!!)
     
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    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/markhodgkinson/nov06/discriminationintennis.htm


    Considering we have now entered the 21st century do you think the all white dress code at the English tournaments pretty outdated with players are now allowed to wear more exotic clothing such e.g sleeveless shirts and Capri pants plus those horrid camel toe short shorts of the 70s and 80s?


    Does That mean they could default rafael nadal if he was (in theory!!)6-0 6-0 5-0 up against federer in the final for showing too much bicep?


    I do not understand why a piece clothing should be banned based on its colour? If its because of etiquette and tradition then why allow sleeveless shirts,"clown pants" and oversize Adidas "3 stripes"? And The LTA is wondering why tennis has a image problem in the UK?!


    OK by wimbledon standards
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    NOT OK by wimbledon standards
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    Seems to me the tournament organisers should shun the stuffy upper class elitist attitude, move into the 21st century and let the players play in their regular outfits.

    p.s i do not read the SUN......honest!


    This tradition is an anarchic bastion of the 19th century. The casual British television viewer only get to see queens/wimbledon.

    I doubt many children will want to take up the sport if they the only representation of the sport is a if they only see a bunch of athletes wearing plain white outfits that sucks any individualism from the sport .

    Tradition? That properly explains the 95% of the British pros went to boarding schools then. not to mention Britain's number 1 isn't one of them makes you wonder what the LTA does with the $92 million they have developing talent and promoting the sport??

    Sadly In Britain the sport is still reserved as a upper class sport for the rich and the old, until the LTA grows a spine and puts pressure on wimbledon to at least make the ONLY competition NORAMAL children watch then the sport interesting and modern then British tennis as NO future apart from the blip in the radar that is scot warrior Andy Murray.
     
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    It's a fine tradition and if you think it's lame, then ya just don't get it.
     
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    wooden rackets were tradition, same with trousers and polo necks look where they are now...
     
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