23 Interesting Facts & Trivia about Wimbledon

23 Interesting Facts & Trivia about Wimbledon 

Hamari Baat Staff July 07, 2022

One of the oldest sports events in the world, the multi-competitions tournament is formally known as The Championships and was first staged in 1877.


The price of a ticket was one English shilling, or around ten cents today.


The only Grand Slam competition held on grass courts is Wimbledon. Additionally, the grass is precisely 8 mm tall during the event.


The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which is situated in the Wimbledon neighbourhood of London, is where the competition is held.


In Wimbledon, on grounds off Worple Road, the inaugural game was played. Smaller courts were once arranged around Centre Court, which served as the central court.


Centre Court was formerly the hub of the complex, although it was a long time ago.


The gentlemen's singles was the only event in the first tournament. Spencer Gore was the first champion; he failed to defend his title the following year and then quit playing tennis.


Wimbledon champions were only had to compete in the final up until 1922.


During the competition, more than 10,000 litres of fresh cream and almost 61,700 pounds of strawberries are devoured.


In 1884, the women's singles and men's doubles competitions were added. In 1913, there were mixed doubles and women's doubles.


Cynthia Gem Hoahing, who stands 4-foot-9, was the shortest player at Wimbledon. She was born in Hong Kong in 1920.


Players are expected to wear "predominantly white" or "nearly completely white," according to the dress code. Women are not permitted on the court if they are wearing tops with excessive cleavage.


Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King are two of the few athletes who win Wimbledon championships while sporting eyewear.


The longest tennis match in history took place at Wimbledon. Every Wimbledon match must end with a two-game victory, not a tiebreaker.


Over the course of three days, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut fought for 11 hours and 5 minutes. At long last, Isner took the set 70-68.


With grunts that were measured at 101.2 decibels, Maria Sharapova holds the record for loudest grunts on the court.


Two hawks named Rufus and Pollux soar above the arena every morning of the competition at precisely 9 a.m. to scare away neighbourhood birds.


The winners at Wimbledon do not get to keep the trophy. While the genuine trophy remains in the All-England Club museum, winners are only allowed to take home a scaled-down copy.


Every year, Wimbledon goes through about 54,000 tennis balls. They were white up until 1986, when a yellow variation was introduced to make them easier to notice by television viewers.


It’s been on TV for over 130 years. The first televised airing of The Championships, Wimbledon was by the BBC on 21 June 1937


A total of 250 ball boys and girls, or BBGs, are employed and put through rigorous training in order to keep track of all those tennis balls that are travelling so quickly.


8 litres per second of fresh air per person pumped into the bowl to manage the environment,  9 chiller units required to cool the air,  10 minutes (maximum) that the roof takes to close,  10 trusses holding up the roof,  16 metres (height of the roof above the court surface)


Over 1 billion individuals in 200 different countries are expected to watch the competition, according to estimates from global news access.


Wimbledon provides 330,000 cups of tea and coffee, 140,000 servings of English strawberries, 10,000 litres of dairy cream, and 29,000 bottles of champagne in addition to 234,000 dinners.