Wimbledon bans selfie sticks from 2015 Tennis Championships

Wimbledon bans selfie sticks from 2015 Tennis Championships

Wimbledon bans selfie sticks from 2015 Tennis Championships

Written by Staff Writer

28 Apr, 2015 | 4:39 pm

The green grass of Wimbledon will not be home to selfie sticks anymore, the organizers have announced.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club has warned the sticks which help with taking self-portrait photos will not be allowed into this year’s event.

The devices have already been banned at some museums and sports grounds.

The devices, which extend the reach of a user trying to take a photo with a smartphone or camera, have been banned from a number of venues because they obstruct the view of other spectators.

English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur have prohibited selfie sticks from their White Hart Lane ground in north London, while they have also been barred from the Colosseum in Rome and the Smithsonian museum in Washington.

A spokesman for the historic venue which was formed in 1868 said the move comes partly because of the “nuisance value” of the sticks, and also so that it “doesn’t interfere with spectators’ enjoyment.”

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