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Wimbledon Center Court

When the decision was made to put a roof on Wimbledon’s Center Court, they turned to the coatings expertise of Interpon and Dulux to serve up a perfect match.

A perfect match

The Wimbledon tennis tournament is arguably the most prestigious tennis event in the world. There’s just one problem. It’s held in England, so rain often used to stop play on the main show court.

That was until a retractable roof was installed over the hallowed Center Court in 2009. The concertina-style, translucent folding roof spans the 77-meter width of the court and has a surface area of approximately 5,200m2.

Tough and durable

The aluminum flashing and supporting structures of the roof are coated with powder coatings supplied by our Interpon brand. The coating is tough and durable and should last up to 40 years. In addition, because powder coatings are applied without solvents, the impact on the environment is significantly reduced.

Major project

Installing the roof was part of a major project which also included extensive refurbishment and renovations to modernize the facilities and create a 21st century tennis facility. This involved the use of our Dulux decorative paints for the refurbishment of the entire Center Court facility.