Grin and bear Wimbledon overkill on BBC - Yorkshire Post letters

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

From: Brian Sheridan, Lodge Moor, Sheffield.

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

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

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

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

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

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The result is overkill for a fortnight. Perhaps if tennis publicity were spread over the year we might get more people actually playing.

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To those who hate tennis: just grin and bear it; you won’t be troubled for the other 50 weeks of the year.