Players shouting at umpires, linesmen getting hit by balls at 90mph, racket throwing, rain stops play, Sue Barker, the Williams sisters, even more reason to tuck into natural frozen yogurt and strawberries – we just love Wimbledon!
But did you know…?
1. The club where the championships are held is actually called ‘The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club’. It dropped the word ‘croquet’ in 1882 but restored it again in 1889 for sentimental reasons.
2. The game of ‘lawn tennis’ – devised by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield – was added to the All England Croquet Club’s activities in 1876.
3. The game was originally called ‘Sphairistike’ – an ancient Greek term, meaning skill in playing with a ball.
4. The first Wimbledon Championship was held in July 1877.
5. Until 1922, the reigning champion had to play only in the final.
6. A Brit hasn’t won the single’s final at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 and Virginia Wade in 1977.
7. From the 1920s, the ball boys were provided by The Shaftsbury Children’s Home, from 1947 they came from the Barnado’s school, Goldings, and since 1969 the ball boys and girls come from local schools.
8. 28,000 kilos of British strawberries are consumed by spectators during Wimbledon fortnight!
Of course those delicious berries are doused in cream at the All England Club. Here at Yogopink we believe in keeping with tradition but making it good for you.
So sit back and enjoy the action with our gorgeous natural frozen yogurt topped with strawberries – we’ll bet, like us, you think it’s just ace.
Come on Andy!