Hertz to Provide Tennis Pro Interviews from Wimbledon
Hertz, the official transport provider for The Championships, Wimbledon, will be giving fans access to the world's leading tennis stars through exclusive daily interviews during the tournament. Every day one player or official will be interviewed as part of the new “Driving The Championships” video series with Hertz and The All England Lawn Tennis Club's Live @ Wimbledon initiative.
The interviews will be filmed in the Hertz cars as the players make their way to The Championships. The footage will be uploaded daily to www.wimbledon.com, the new Live @ Wimbledon channel, and will be available via links from www.hertz.co.uk as well as the Hertz Facebook and Twitter feeds.
“It has always been a great honor to support The Championships by transporting players and officials to and from the world's greatest tennis event,” said Michel Taride, president of Hertz International and executive vice president of Hertz Corporation. “For the first time ever their journeys to The Championships will be recorded -- providing fans with an exclusive insight into players' thoughts, expectations and ambitions for the tournament -- as we celebrate 18 years as the official transport provider."
Footage of the journeys will be captured throughout The Championships (June 25-July 8, 2012) until the winners are crowned. Tennis stars from both the ladies' and gentlemen's draws will all be transported in Hertz vehicles while competing in the premier lawn tennis tournament on the professional circuit. The "Driving The Championships" video diaries will be filmed in a Ford Galaxy Zetec brought in by Hertz specifically for the purpose.
A fleet of 164 Ford vehicles, made up of the Galaxy and SMax, as well as two coaches and luggage vans, will be used to transport more than 32,000 passengers. A partner of Hertz for over 20 years, Ford has supplied vehicles for The Championships since Hertz became the official transport provider in 1996. A team of 296 drivers and 40 supervisors will be operating the Hertz fleet.