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Wimbledon By Numbers – From 54,000 tennis balls to the 8mm height of the grass

Just in case you're the kind of person that likes the idea of Wimbledon more than you actually like the tennis part, here's an important numerical breakdown of the famous tennis tournament. Including just how long that crucial grass has to be...

  • Wimbledon By Numbers – From 54,000 tennis balls to the 8mm height of the grass

    54,250

    The number of tennis balls used throughout the two weeks.

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    10

    The number of minutes it takes for the centre court roof to close in the event of rain and for Cliff Richard to lead a mass sing-a-long.

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    15,000

    The number of bananas eaten by the players during the fortnight, which is a hell of a lot of potassium. 

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    8

    The regulation height in millimetres of a blade of grass on each Wimbledon tennis court. Heaven forbid it gets any taller. 

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    250

    The number of ball boys and girls, with an average age of 15, making it one of the greatest summer jobs in the world.

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    142,000

    How many portions of strawberries that are likely to be served, covered in around 7,000 litres of cream and no doubt costing more than most houses.

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    230,0000

    Glasses of Pimms that will be downed and sloshed around during the tournament. The phrase: 'Pimm's O'Clock' will probably be uttered roughly 12.4 zillion times. Probably. 

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    660

    The number of matches played during the Wimbledon fortnight, which are played across 19 different courts.

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    28,000

    Bottles of champagne that will be popped, and either deliberately or accidentally sprayed around the courts over the duration of the two weeks.