No. 3 Court (Wimbledon)

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Wimbledon No. 3 Court
No 3 Court (Wimbledon).jpg
Umpires Carlos Ramos and Enrique Molina at No. 3 Court during the 2011 Wimbledon Championships
Location All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Coordinates 51°25′58″N 0°12′53″W / 51.43278°N 0.21472°W / 51.43278; -0.21472Coordinates: 51°25′58″N 0°12′53″W / 51.43278°N 0.21472°W / 51.43278; -0.21472
Owner AELTC
Capacity 2,000
Surface grass
Opened 20 June 2011 (2011-06-20)[1]
Tenants
Wimbledon Championships

No.3 Court is a tennis court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. Unlike the other three Grand Slam events, Wimbledon does not name its main courts after famous players, choosing instead to use numbers, with the exception of Centre Court.

Original No.3 Court and renaming[edit]

The original No.3 Court was renamed in 2009 when it was designated to become Court 4. Subsequently the wider area was demolished to make way for both the replacement Court 4 as well as adjacent space for stands of the expanded new No.3 Court, which until then had been the old No.2 court.

New No.3 Court[edit]

Following the building and introduction of an entirely new court, which was named No.2 Court, the old No.2 Court (the infamous Graveyard of Champions)[2] became the new No.3 Court. Work began at the end of the 2009 Championships and was finished in time for the 2011 Championships, with the new No.3 Court having a capacity of 2,000. It is the fourth largest court at Wimbledon after Centre Court, No.1 Court, and No.2 Court.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "No.3 Court premier". AELTC. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wimbledon set for new Court Three". BBC Sport. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2011.