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Wimbledon joins the growing number of venues banning the ‘nuisance’ selfie sticks

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is the latest venue in the sports industry to clamp down on the use of selfie sticks at its venues.

As a result of the decision, the sticks which enable users to take longer-than-arm-length self-portait images, will no longer be permitted for use within Wimbledon.

A ticketholders' guide for Wimbledon 2015 said: “In common with many other major sports and entertainment events and cultural attractions, the Championships will not allow 'selfie sticks' into the ground.”

An AELTC spokesperson told the Sunday Times that the ban was implemented because of then selfie stick’s “nuisance value” and “primarily so it doesn't interfere with spectators' enjoyment”.

This follows football sides Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur in January announcing they will confiscate selfie sticks from fans trying to bring them into matches on the grounds they could be used as weapons.

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