Wimbledon 2015 in numbers

From spectators through the doors to gallons of Pimms consumed, here's your guide to SW19 in facts and figures


Wimbledon is so much more than tennis. From the punnets of strawberries waiting to be guzzled to the thousands of tennis balls hitting rackets and millions of pounds in prize money, here are the most important facts and figures for the 2015 Championships…


622 matches are played in total over the 2 weeks of the tournament
There are 128 players in each of the men’s and women’s singles draw
250 ball boys and girls are on collection duty 
350 umpires and line judges referee the tournament
The number of spectators who came through Wimbledon’s doors in 2014 reached 491,084

The All England club has 41 grass courts (19 championship courts plus 22 practice courts), with the grass cut to a precise 8mm
54,250 balls are used throughout the tournament, stored at a constant 20 degrees celsius

350,000 cups of tea are served during the Championships
Spectators after a boozier day out can purchase one of 230,000 glasses of Pimms…
100,000 pints of beer
Or – if they’re feeling flash – 28,000 bottles of champagne

28,000 kg of strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream are guzzled during the two weeks.
15,000 bananas are brought in for players

It takes 10 minutes for the Centre Court roof to close
3,000 tonnes – that’s the total weight of the roof which covers an area of 5,200m (the equivalent of 7,500 umbrellas)
2010 was the last championships not to have any rain delays

The tournament has 99% white clothing – current rules state that players must dress “almost entirely in white”

Taylor Dent recorded the fastest ever serve at Wimbledon in 2010, whistling in at 148mph 

£1.88 million – that’s the prize money collected by both the male and female Singles Champion


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