Serena Williams may have announced her return to the tennis circuit but there was more exciting news for the legions of tennis “fans” in the lead up to Wimbledon. BBC has announced that coverage of the tournament will be broadcast in 3D for the very first time. It might not mean a lot to most. 3D TV sets are currently a rarity. The place that might just be in possession of a set and some glasses is your humble local pub though.
Why does 3D TV have us all hot under collar though? This is a sport where it’s seen as perfectly fine for scantily clad women to hit a ball over the net and make sex noises whilst doing so! The sport also possesses some of the best eye candy that any sport can offer. This game gave us Anna Kournikova to gawp over for an eternity for crying out loud!
The fact the BBC is covering it in 3D opens up the opportunity that women’s beach volleyball at next summer’s Olympic Games will also be broadcast in the tertiary dimension. Bear with us while we take all that in!
We’re not forgetting that it’s also possible that this is the only sport where member of both sexes are perfectly within their rights to stare and marvel at what’s on display and there’s no complaining.
For those who have a 3D TV at home, apart from telling us where you live so that we can come over, you will need a compatible set top box and obviously the glasses – oh and an absurdly large shipment of tissues. Sorry to be crude.
If you were discouraged from watching tennis on TV, here’s your excuse to start embracing the grass tournament. Warm yourself up for the women’s beach volleyball whilst you’re at it too.