The Museum holds personal collections of equipment, dress and archive material relating to Wimbledon champions, pioneer players and stars of the court from each generation. This collection is continually updated with new material from competitors on the current professional circuit.

If you enjoy tennis, history of tennis and want to know more about Wimbledon behind the scenes, a visit to the Wimbledon Museum is a must-do. You can also take a Wimbledon guided tour, read my recap here.

A few pics of the player memorabilia collection.

Wimbledon Museum

Outfit worn by Bjorn Borg when he won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon victory in 1980: close-fitting Fila shirt, short shorts, headband, wristband, socks and Diadora shoes.

Wimbledon Museum

Wimbledon Museum
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For the 125th anniversary of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Club, Fila have released the Alpha 125 shoe. The new Wimbledon shoe has been designed to combine both comfort and performance.

Fila Alpha 125 tennis shoes

Built around an accommodating, yet performance-orientated last, the Alpha aims to provide great fit and feel from the very first wear. The synthetic leather upper is composed of ultra fine fibres that allow the foot to breathe in all conditions, whilst the Dri-Lex Climate Lining: to rapidly diffuse perspiration away from skin.

“125” is stitched towards the rear of the shoe and there is a special “125th Championships” logo on the tongue.

Fila Alpha 125 tennis shoes

The Alfa is designed to last, using abrasion-resistant and moisture-managing materials to endure even the most aggressive play. The toe wrap is coated with a “liquid ceramic” material which lasts up to 8 times longer than traditional synthetics in high abrasion areas. This extends to the midfoot for added durability.

You can buy them online on Wimbledon official shop.

Wilson introduces the exclusive limited edition racquet bag that is being carried by Roger Federer during the 2011 Wimbledon tournament. Designed specifically for Roger Federer and ideal for serious players of every level, this super six pack has been produced in limited quantities and is an opportunity to own a rare memento of Roger’s 16 Grand Slam titles.

The bag features the latest Wilson technology including Thermoguard and Moistureguard compartments to protect your racquets and gear from the elements. It also contains a large pocket to hold shoes and apparel as well as an accessory pocket for cell phone and keys. There are backpack straps with plush padding and lined for added comfort. The bag is sized to hold up to 12 rackets and is PVC free for lower environmental impact.

Buy a Wilson Roger Federer bag and you have a chance to win Roger’s gear! Go to wilson.com/tennis for more information.

Tonight sees the re-opening of Nike 1948, an east London concept store that originally opened in 2008 with the aim of fusing sport and culture.

The new 1948 stocks the best Nike footwear and apparel available, and has been intelligently designed to allow communities to make use of the space and to allow Nike to inspire Londoners to play and love sport through via cultural experiences, installations, screenings and events.
An ongoing calendar of sports-inspired creative programming will see 1948 play host to some of London’s best artistic originators, starting with a tennis themed takeover.

On 30 June a new 1948 iPad app, which takes the form of a digital magazine, will also be launching. The first issue features tennis star Rafael Nadal on the cover and will revolve around the theme of tennis and Wimbledon.

Nike 1948
Arches 477/478
Bateman’s Row
London
EC2A 3HH

Nike 1948

Nike 1948

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Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray adidas Outfit

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray adidas Outfit

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray adidas Outfit

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