Top facts about Wimbledon
1995, Tim Henman became the first person ever to be disqualified from
Wimbledon. The reason? He lost his temper and angrily smashed a ball away,
straight into the face of an innocent young ball girl. Henman was mortified
when he realised, and later gave the girl some flowers to apologise.
2. Each year, 250 ball boys and ball girls are employed
to work at Wimbledon. On average they are 15 years old and earn about £150 for
the two weeks that they work.
3. The last time anyone used a wooden racket at Wimbledon was
4. During the Wimbledon championship 54250 tennis balls are used
5. Wimbledon always starts on the sixth Monday before the
first Monday of August.
6. In 1986, yellow tennis balls were introduced. Before
that the balls were white and umpires had difficulty seeing them.
7. Each year at Wimbledon 28,000kg of strawberries are eaten
along with 7,000 litres of cream.
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