Wimbledon is gettingÂ a little outlandish – they’re allowing Polo Ralph Lauren to outfit their ball boys and girls and umpires in an outlandish navy blue! It’s the first time in 129 years thatÂ the All England Club has gone with an outside clothing outlet.
The All England Club, Wimbledon and Polo Ralph Lauren have announced a new global partnership designating Polo Ralph Lauren as the exclusive Official Outfitter of Wimbledon through 2010. With this partnership, Polo Ralph Lauren becomes the first designer in Wimbledon’s 129 year history to create and outfit all on-court officials including chair umpires, line umpires and ball persons.
Reflecting upon the history and heritage of English tennis and with respect for the traditions of the world’s longest-standing tennis tournament, Ralph Lauren reinterprets the officials’ clothing in a contemporary and stylish manner. The timelessness and elegance of the Championships is enhanced by the new navy blue and cream colours of the uniforms.