Anyone for tennis? The fun figures behind the game
Today marks the start of Wimbledon but do you know how many glasses of Pimms will be sold over the tournament? Lots is the answer, lots and lots - 320,000 to be precise.
For two weeks tennis fever will sweep the UK so as the country watches everything from an ace to a fault and heated grand slams we explore the numbers behind the game.
Fastest Serve (All Time)
Men: 148mph - Taylor Dent – 2010
Women: 129mph - Venus Williams - 2008
Aces – most (All time)
Men: 212 - Goran Ivanisevic (CRO) 2001
Ladies: 80 - Serena Williams (USA) 2015
54,250 will be used during the Championships period.
Yellow balls used for first time in 1986.
At the start of the day 48 tins are taken onto Centre and No.1 Courts, and 24 tins are taken on all the outside courts
There will be 250 ball boys and girls on all outside courts.
When you think of tennis outfits its white clothes that spring to mind, however, the predominately in white rule was only introduced in 1963 and the ‘almost entirely in white rule’ was introduced in 1995. Clothing has to be submitted to Club for comment earlier in year.
There can be 39,000 spectators in the grounds at any one time.
Excluding the Euros, Wimbledon is the largest single annual sporting catering operation (1800 staff) carried out in Europe.
Here’s what people will be eating and drinking over the next two weeks:
330,000 cups of tea and coffee
230,000 bottles of water
234,000 meals served
320,000 glasses of Pimm’s
110,000 sandwiches and baguettes
110,000 pints of draught beer and lager
16,000 portions of fish and chips
44,000 litres of milk
140,000 portions of English strawberries
10,000 litres of dairy cream
10,000 portions of frozen yoghurt
29,000 bottles of champagne
5,000 kilos of bananas (for players)
86,000 ice cream portions
30,000 stone baked pizzas