10 Things You Never Knew About The Championships, Wimbledon

Close your eyes and take yourself back to the summer, however fleeting it may have been. Remember the Pimm’s, the strawberries and cream and – most importantly of all – the tennis.

We were in The Gatsby Club at The Championships, Wimbledon – soaking our feet in the garden, cooling off with an ice cream from Lick Me, I’m Delicious and sipping on a delicious MIX Global cocktail, exclusive to the Gatsby Club. Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic blasted their way to the #1 spot and we couldn’t get enough!

Afterwards, we all felt the loss of the iconic Championships – what were we going to now it was all over?! Prepare for the next one, obviously.

There’s only 240 days left till The Championships, Wimbledon  2016 and there’s no time to lose. It’s time to brush up on our Tennis general knowledge and learn some fun facts and figures.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: A tennis ball rests on the turf during the Ladies' Singles second round match between Petra Martic of Croatia and Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2013 in London, England.
You can fit 290 million tennis balls into centre court with the roof shut.

The longest match every played at The Championships, Wimbledon lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes.

28,000 kilograms of strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream was eaten during The Championships, Wimbledon.

54,250 tennis balls were used during The Championships, Wimbledon.

The fastest ever recorded serve was 148mph.

6000 people were employed as staff during The Championships, Wimbledon.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: This close up photograph shows horizontal gut strings woven together with man made strings on a tennis racket at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 2, 2013 in London, England.
Over 40 miles of string was used for the rackets.

484,391 people attended The Championships, Wimbledon in 2015.

You need 7,500 umbrellas to cover the same area as the retractable roof.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Raindrops are seen on the Wimbledon logo on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 28, 2014 in London, England.
In the last 93 years, only seven weren’t interrupted by rain.

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