Posts Tagged ‘Wimbledon’

Time for Tennis

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships start today and, seeing as the Katie’s Cards office is just a short distance away from Wimbledon, we’re certainly feeling the excitement. Here are a couple of fun facts to get you in the mood:

– It’s the biggest single annual sporting catering operation in the whole of Europe and it involves A LOT of strawberries and cream – 28,000kg of strawberries to be precise!

– This year, competitors will be awarded a grand total of £22,560,00 in prize money by the All England Club.

-The longest ever match, which was in 2010, was between Nicolas Mahut and John Isner and it went on for a staggering eleven hours and five minutes! Luckily, they didn’t play it all in one day…

– If the roof was closed, you could fit 290 million tennis balls inside the Centre Court.

We found these facts here on the Wimbledon website where you can find out all you’d ever want to know about this brilliantly British tournament.