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Wondrous Wimbledon
Contents
• Some Interesting Wimbledon Facts
• Official Poster for The Championships 2015
• Strawberries & cream
• Flora at Wimbledon
• Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
• Royal Box
• Wimbledon Accessories
Some Interesting Wimbledon Facts
• Oldest & most prestigious tennis tournament in the World & a symbol of
English summer
• Wimbledon always starts on the 6th Monday before the 1st Monday of August
• Grass on the Wimbledon turf is cut to a height of exactly 8 millimeters
• The last time anyone used a wooden racket at Wimbledon was in 1987
• Yellow tennis balls were introduced in 1986 as umpires had difficulty seeing
white ones
• Up to 40,000 tennis balls are used during the tournament, each one hand-
tested for weight, bounce & compression & stored at exactly 68 ° F
• During World War II, 5 bombs hit Centre Court, destroying 1,200 seats which
took 9 years to be fully restored
• In 2007, prize money for male & female tennis players was equalized after
campaigns from Venus Williams & others.
Official Poster for The Championships 2015
• The Championships 2015 poster brings together traditions of
Wimbledon in a beautiful tennis shaped ball
• Created by Russian paper artist Yulia Brodskaya
• Poster brings to life many of Wimbledon's most famous icons, from the
grass to strawberries, trophies & umbrellas, flowers & fruit
• The original artwork & poster itself are both on display in the
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum's current exhibition
• It has been a commemorative part of Wimbledon history ever since 1894
• The official poster became particularly famous when it was featured
throughout the London Tube network
Strawberries & cream
• To ensure utmost freshness, strawberries, usually Grade I Kent
strawberries of highest quality from LEAF-certified farms are picked
the day before & arrive at Wimbledon at 5.30am
• Each year at Wimbledon 28,000kg of strawberries are eaten along with
7,000 litres of cream
• Tennis may be the focus of Wimbledon, but as the world's most famous
tennis tournament continues, berry farmers are reaping the rewards
• Since 1877, strawberries & cream have been to tennis what hot dogs
have been at countless other sporting events
• In fact, tennis aside, strawberries have become one of the touchstones
of the tournament
Flora at Wimbledon
• Purple, green & white is the cherished color scheme for the flora
displays at Wimbledon
• For years the traditional purple & green hydrangea display have
been a popular sight
• Flowering plants include, Ivy, lavender, salvia, lily of the Nile,
bellflower, silverbush ,petunias & surfinias
• Other flora also includes olive trees & ornamental grasses
• Over 50,000 plants are supplied each year for Wimbledon
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
• The Museum is the largest tennis museum in the world
• Inaugurated at The Champions centenary event in 1977
• Located inside the grounds of All England Lawn Tennis Club
• Was declared opened to public on 12th April 2006 by the Duke of
Kent
• Museum has exhibits & artifacts dating back to 1555 & touch screen
computer consoles for visitors to interact with
• It also has a viewing platform called CentreCourt360 allowing
guests to sample the atmosphere of Centre Court
Royal Box
• The Royal Box has been used for entertainment of friends & guests of
Wimbledon since 1922
• It has 74 seats, they are dark green Lloyd Loom wicker chairs
• British & overseas Royal Families, as well as heads of government,
people from the world of tennis, commercial partners, British armed
forces, prominent media organizations & supporters of British tennis
are invited
• Invitations come from the Chairman of All England Club, taking into
account suggestions from members of The Championships’
Organizing Committee, The Lawn Tennis Association & other relevant
sources
• Guests are invited to the Clubhouse for
lunch, tea & drinks at the end of the day
Wimbledon Accessories
• Range of styles to suit all tennis enthusiasts
• Accessories available from famous fashion brands like
Babolat, Christy, Ettinger, Links of London, Ralph Lauren,
Slazenger etc.
• Compliment your simple outfits with Wimbledon accessories
• Accessories are mostly traditionally seen in purple & green
colors
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Wondrous Wimbledon

  • 2. Contents • Some Interesting Wimbledon Facts • Official Poster for The Championships 2015 • Strawberries & cream • Flora at Wimbledon • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum • Royal Box • Wimbledon Accessories
  • 3. Some Interesting Wimbledon Facts • Oldest & most prestigious tennis tournament in the World & a symbol of English summer • Wimbledon always starts on the 6th Monday before the 1st Monday of August • Grass on the Wimbledon turf is cut to a height of exactly 8 millimeters • The last time anyone used a wooden racket at Wimbledon was in 1987 • Yellow tennis balls were introduced in 1986 as umpires had difficulty seeing white ones • Up to 40,000 tennis balls are used during the tournament, each one hand- tested for weight, bounce & compression & stored at exactly 68 ° F • During World War II, 5 bombs hit Centre Court, destroying 1,200 seats which took 9 years to be fully restored • In 2007, prize money for male & female tennis players was equalized after campaigns from Venus Williams & others.
  • 4. Official Poster for The Championships 2015 • The Championships 2015 poster brings together traditions of Wimbledon in a beautiful tennis shaped ball • Created by Russian paper artist Yulia Brodskaya • Poster brings to life many of Wimbledon's most famous icons, from the grass to strawberries, trophies & umbrellas, flowers & fruit • The original artwork & poster itself are both on display in the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum's current exhibition • It has been a commemorative part of Wimbledon history ever since 1894 • The official poster became particularly famous when it was featured throughout the London Tube network
  • 5. Strawberries & cream • To ensure utmost freshness, strawberries, usually Grade I Kent strawberries of highest quality from LEAF-certified farms are picked the day before & arrive at Wimbledon at 5.30am • Each year at Wimbledon 28,000kg of strawberries are eaten along with 7,000 litres of cream • Tennis may be the focus of Wimbledon, but as the world's most famous tennis tournament continues, berry farmers are reaping the rewards • Since 1877, strawberries & cream have been to tennis what hot dogs have been at countless other sporting events • In fact, tennis aside, strawberries have become one of the touchstones of the tournament
  • 6. Flora at Wimbledon • Purple, green & white is the cherished color scheme for the flora displays at Wimbledon • For years the traditional purple & green hydrangea display have been a popular sight • Flowering plants include, Ivy, lavender, salvia, lily of the Nile, bellflower, silverbush ,petunias & surfinias • Other flora also includes olive trees & ornamental grasses • Over 50,000 plants are supplied each year for Wimbledon
  • 7. Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum • The Museum is the largest tennis museum in the world • Inaugurated at The Champions centenary event in 1977 • Located inside the grounds of All England Lawn Tennis Club • Was declared opened to public on 12th April 2006 by the Duke of Kent • Museum has exhibits & artifacts dating back to 1555 & touch screen computer consoles for visitors to interact with • It also has a viewing platform called CentreCourt360 allowing guests to sample the atmosphere of Centre Court
  • 8. Royal Box • The Royal Box has been used for entertainment of friends & guests of Wimbledon since 1922 • It has 74 seats, they are dark green Lloyd Loom wicker chairs • British & overseas Royal Families, as well as heads of government, people from the world of tennis, commercial partners, British armed forces, prominent media organizations & supporters of British tennis are invited • Invitations come from the Chairman of All England Club, taking into account suggestions from members of The Championships’ Organizing Committee, The Lawn Tennis Association & other relevant sources • Guests are invited to the Clubhouse for lunch, tea & drinks at the end of the day
  • 9. Wimbledon Accessories • Range of styles to suit all tennis enthusiasts • Accessories available from famous fashion brands like Babolat, Christy, Ettinger, Links of London, Ralph Lauren, Slazenger etc. • Compliment your simple outfits with Wimbledon accessories • Accessories are mostly traditionally seen in purple & green colors