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Wimbledon: In Numbers!

Wimbledon: In Numbers!

Learn some extra information about Wimbledon that you never knew before!

  • W eather

Championships recorded as being without rain interruptions since 1922: 1931, 1976, 1977, 1993, 1995, 2009, 2010.

  • I nches of grass

Total area of grass on each of Centre and No.1 Courts is 41m x 22m.
Singles Court is length 23.77m (78') x width 8.23m (27').
Doubles Court is length 23.77m (78') x width 10.97m (36').

  • M atch length record

- 2010, Court 18, played over 3 days
- John Isner (USA) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
- 11 hours 05 minutes duration
- Final set lasted 491 minutes (8hrs11mins), 1hr 38mins longer than the previous longest match in tennis history
- 980 points played in total - Mahut won 502 and Isner 478 of them (Serena Williams won 789 points over seven rounds to win the Ladies' Singles)
- Isner served the most aces in a match - 113
- 123 balls used

  • B alls

Yellow balls used for first time in 1986. 54,250 used during The Championships' period. Stored at 68 deg F. New balls after first seven games (to allow for warm-up), then after every 9 games. Subject to availability after use balls sold daily to LTA-affiliated clubs and to spectators in the grounds. £2.50 per can of three. Proceeds go to the Wimbledon Foundation. At start of day 48 tins are taken onto Centre and No.1 Courts and 24 on all outside courts.

  • L ines

Paint is not used to mark the lines on the court. A transfer wheel marker is used to apply a white compound (500 gallons used yearly) containing titanium dioxide to make it durable.
All the lines are 50mm wide, except the baselines, which are 100mm.

  • E ye of the Hawk

Rufus, a Harris Hawk, trained by Imogen Davis of Avian Control. Visits the Club most weeks in the year to provide a deterrent to local pigeons by making aware of a predator in the grounds to persuade them to roost elsewhere. Flies for one hour (9.00am) most mornings of The Championships before the gates open.

  • D ates

2017: Monday 3 July - Sunday 16 July

  • O fficials

- Chairman: Philip Brook (2011)
- Chief Executive: Richard Lewis (2012)
- Referee: Andrew Jarrett (2006)
- Chief of Umpires: Adrian Wilson (2016)
- Head of Courts and Horticulture: Neil Stubley (2013)

  • N ibbles:

- Price for a portion of a minimum of 10 strawberries and cream at Wimbledon has remained at £2.50 per serving for seven years, since 2010.
- 28,000kg consumed during the tournament with over 10,000 litres of fresh cream.
- To ensure the utmost freshness, strawberries are picked at 4.00am, collected from the packing plant at 9.00am and are delivered to the Club by 11.00am for inspection and hulling. They are then enjoyed by guests on the same day

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