Corinthian’s Top Ten, Lesser-Known Facts About Wimbledon
Soak up the lively atmosphere and witness history in the making at this year’s Wimbledon Championships, taking place between the 2nd and the 15th July. Join us in consuming one of those 8,600 punnets of strawberries and enjoying culinary delights from Michelin-starred guru Albert Roux’s exclusive menu.
As the days get longer and the shop shelves fill with strawberries our thoughts turn to the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament – The Wimbledon Championships!
In less than six weeks the world’s sporting press will descend upon West London and the UK will resume its seasonal love affair with tennis.
Wimbledon is one of four tennis Grand Slam events held each year and the only Grand Slam to be played on grass. Taking place at the All England Club in London, it runs for two weeks and attracts over 500,000 visitors with a global reach estimated at over a billion.
The first Wimbledon championships took place in 1877, making it the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It is hardly surprising therefore, that there are a number of traditions and historical facts you may not know about Wimbledon.
So, here are Corinthian’s top ten, lesser-known facts about Wimbledon: