Polo Ralph Lauren reveals the new 2022 uniforms for all Wimbledon on-court officials including chair umpires, line umpires, ball boys and girls, combining the heritage of the brand with modern fabrications and silhouettes. This year marks Polo Ralph Lauren’s 17th anniversary as the Official Outfitter of The Championships, Wimbledon in partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Celebrating the centenary of Centre Court in its current location on Church Road, Wimbledon, the new Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon uniforms are inspired by the elevated sense of style that spectators bring to The Championships. The umpire uniform features iconic variations of timeless Ralph Lauren style. The belted back umpire sportscoat is lined with a commemorative Ralph Lauren designed signature Wimbledon print and adorned with both Polo Ralph Lauren and Wimbledon emblems. This is paired with a wide Bengal stripe shirt that includes recycled material and stylish white trouser or white skirt with pearl button closure.
Ball boys and girls wear the iconic Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt reimagined in a navy blue and white wide stripe that includes recycled material which incorporates features such as stretch, moisture-wicking properties and UV protection, all constructed for performance. Line umpire uniforms are refreshed with navy cardigans featuring a white and Wimbledon green striped cuff detail which includes recycled COOLMAX® fibers, providing superior comfort in warm environments with extreme moisture management properties.
Gus Henderson, Commercial Director at Wimbledon, said: “This is a special year for the All England Club as we mark the centenary of Centre Court on Church Road. To coincide with this milestone, we are delighted that all our on-court officials, ball boys and girls will be wearing newly designed uniforms produced by our partner, Polo Ralph Lauren. Given our organization’s commitment to be Environment Positive by 2030, it is fantastic to see Polo Ralph Lauren is prioritizing environmental sustainability in the production of the on-court uniforms for Wimbledon.”
The Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon uniforms are focused on comfort, breathability and moisture management along with Ralph Lauren’s signature craftsmanship. The uniforms embrace more sustainable, innovative fabrics for optimal performance and style – featuring products made with recycled materials and other fabrics that are produced according to standards that consider communities and the environment. Committed to responsible design principles, Ralph Lauren creates timeless products that aim to contribute to positive social and environmental impact.