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Wimbledon Selfie Stick Ban: Tennis Organizers Call Device a 'Nuisance'

By    |   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 01:49 PM

A Wimbledon selfie stick ban is in effect at this year's competition after organizers dubbed the device a "nuisance."

The All England Club says the decision was made so that selfie sticks don't "interfere with spectators' enjoyment" during the June 29-July 12 championships, The Associated Press reported.

Selfie sticks are common sights at sports and music venues around the world, as fans use the pole-like device to grasp smartphones and snap self-portraits.

Churchill Downs, which stages the Kentucky Derby, announced this month that selfie sticks were banned for the May 2 race.

A Wimbledon ticketholders' guide says "in common with many other major sports and entertainment events and cultural attractions, The Championships will not allow selfie sticks into the grounds."

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