Grin and bear Wimbledon overkill on BBC - Yorkshire Post letters

From: Brian Sheridan, Lodge Moor, Sheffield.

The amount of Wimbledon coverage on the BBC has got readers talking. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire
The amount of Wimbledon coverage on the BBC has got readers talking. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

ONCE again the BBC has attracted readers’ criticism for its “excessive coverage of Wimbledon on its two main channels” (The Yorkshire Post, July 10).

Why readers say BBC at fault for serving up too much Wimbledon tennis – Yorkshire Post lettersIn fact, over the year, the Corporation affords tennis less exposure than pursuits such as dancing, baking and cooking.

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Having ceded other grand slams, cricket and most other sports to commercial broadcasters, it is left with Wimbledon as its prize possession.

Is the tennis coverage 'overkill'? Photo: Andrew Couldridge/PA Wire

Pensioners say BBC licence fee is not worth the money for over-75s – Yorkshire Post lettersThe result is overkill for a fortnight. Perhaps if tennis publicity were spread over the year we might get more people actually playing.

Time to put OAPs before celebrity presenters in BBC licence fee and pay row – Jayne DowleTo those who hate tennis: just grin and bear it; you won’t be troubled for the other 50 weeks of the year.