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​Polo Ralph Lauren presents new uniforms for Wimbledon officials

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All Wimbledon on-court officials, including chair and line umpires as well as ball boys and girls, will boast of a new uniform this year as Polo Ralph Lauren unveils the new designs.


Photo: Ralph Lauren


Continuing the 11th year of partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club, the American lifestyle brand has presented this year’s new collection, which combines the strength of tennis with modern silhouettes.

"As the Official Outfitter of The Championships 2016, Ralph Lauren Corporation is honored to continue its part in the rich sporting tradition and history of tennis at Wimbledon on its 130th anniversary,” said Ralph Lauren in a statement.

The umpires’ outfits include pinstriped navy blazers paired with crisp white trousers or a bias-cut skirt, while the 2016 ball persons' uniforms have a more technical look with updated fabrics, including a performance pique knit shirt with moisture-wicking properties.

Girls will wear a navy skort, while boys will present a classic navy tennis short.


A sketch of the uniform for umpires - Photo: Polo Ralph Lauren


New this year is also the addition of sunglasses to the collection. The frames feature a classic inspired shape with the signature colours of The Club and purple Polo Pony logo.

The Wimbledon collection is available at select Ralph Lauren stores, online at Ralphlauren.com and through wholesale partners. Merchandise will also be available during the tournament at The Wimbledon Shop onsite and online.

Running from June 27 to July 10, The Championships, Wimbledon is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. The event is attended by an average of 490,000 visitors and draws an estimated global news access audience of over 1 billion viewers across 200 territories.

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