Wimbledon imposes four-drink limit on alcohol to tackle drunken behaviour of tennis fans

WIMBLEDON imposed a booze ban on tennis fans to try and prevent drunken behaviour on site.

Staff serving alcohol in the bar at the base of Henman Hill were told to restrict drinks by a manager to just four per customer visit.

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Wimbledon is trying to prevent drunken behaviour among fans

The ruling was identical to one brought in by Cheltenham Festival after footballers were spotted relieving themselves in pint glasses on site.

Yesterday the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club denied a ban, despite a number of staff at the bar independently confirming the four-drink limit.

One said: "We've been told we are only allowed to serve four drinks to a customer each time.

"This the first year I have worked here so I don't know why it's the case."

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In previous years there has been no restriction on the amount bought per visit to the bar.

The drinks and catering on the site is run by FMC Catering, who have 2,000 people working at the event.

Cheltenham Festival introduced a four-drink rule last year after two footballers were photographed urinating into a glass in 2016.

MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers and Northampton Town's on-loan striker James Collins were fined and apologised for the "silly mistake".

 Wimbledon has imposed a four-drink limit on tennis fans

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Wimbledon has imposed a four-drink limit on tennis fans

Two boozy female racegoers, Katie Salmon and Jess Hayes, who both appeared on Love Island, were also banned from the event for a year after flashing their boobs from a hospitality box.

Bosses keen to crack down on boozy antics and badly-behaved guests enforced the four-drink alcohol rule at last year's festival.

Chief executive Ian Renton said: "It's to ensure that drinking is not the rationale for people coming racing."

A spokeswoman for Wimbledon yesterday morning initially said they had spoken to the person who had briefed staff, who had denied there was any four-drink rule.

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She added: "Our staff look out for intoxicated behaviour but we don't set a limit of four drinks per person."

But yesterday afternoon a source admitted a manager HAD put a four-drink restriction on punters.

The source said: “There was an isolated case of one manager who was erroneously under the impression that a four drinks per transaction policy was in place.”

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WIMBLEDON imposed a booze ban on tennis fans to try and prevent drunken behaviour on site.