The English Tennis Season

Time to order your strawberries and cream! The last weeks in June, just before the start of our English language summer courses, host the world famous Wimbledon Tennis Championships and are a great chance to kick back, enjoy the sun (hopefully) and watch some world class athletes.

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and has been held since 1877. Originally the competition was held to raise money for new croquet equipment but tennis soon became everyone’s favourite summer sport, thanks largely to the success of the Wimbledon Championships.

Have a look at some Wimbledon numbers;

  • 54,250 balls will be used over the two weeks
  • The fastest serve ever recorded at Wimbledon was 238 kph
  • The grass is cut to exactly 8mm every year
  • The loudest grunt recorded on court was from Maria Sharapova at 105 decibels – the same level as a motorcycle!
  • 28,000 strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream are served every year

So get ready to cheer on your favourite players and enjoy some amazing tennis.

Let’s hope it doesn’t rain!

 23rd June 2016 /    Alice /   Global Events, Culture

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