Anderson’s mandate: scrapping the plastic

As vice-president of the ATP Tour’s Player Council, Kevin Anderson plans to push hard to reduce the use of plastic on Tour.

First up are the plastic bags containing the players’ freshly-strung rackets.

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“This is going to be a big initiative for me going forward,” Anderson told The Guardian.

The bags no longer have any practical use since child safety laws require holes in them. The original idea was that the sealed bags preserved the string tension.

“The bag thing is really to look good,” said Andy Philips, manager of Wimbledon’s on-site stringing service. “It’s an aesthetic thing.”

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