The eyes of over a billion people from over 200 territories will be focused on SW19 next month as the Wimbledon Tennis Championships take place from 27th June – 10th July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE
Qualifying commences on the 20th June with the draw on 24th June and already retailers, bars and restaurants in both Wimbledon and in the village are starting to theme their windows. The Championships always create a buzz with local businesses marking the tournament in a variety of ways.
Love Wimbledon’s big screen, deckchairs and astroturf on The Piazza is always a big draw for tennis fans and local workers catching up on the action during their lunch breaks / after work. Last year BBC breakfast took their red sofa along for some local interviews.
Wimbledon, as the The Championships are more commonly referred to, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world dating back to 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam events (the others being the Australian Open, French Open and US Open) and the only one still played on grass.
Last year’s Grand Slam saw Novak Djokovic take his third men’s singles title and Serena Williams win her sixth ladies singles title, (but she still needs to win a further 4 to beat Navratilova’s total). Alas A-B 24/7’s favourite Andy Murray lost to Roger Federer in the men’s semi final but we’re hoping this year he can go all the way as he did back in 2013, beating Djokovic in straight-sets and becoming the first British champion for 77 years. Watch here.
Some statistics from the 2015 Championships:
- 350,000 cups of tea and coffee
- 150,000 bottles of water
- 207,000 meals served
- 235,000 glasses of Pimm’s
- 190,000 sandwiches
- 150,000 bath buns, scones, pasties and doughnuts
- 130,000 lunches are served
- 100,000 pints of draught beer and lager
- 60,000 sausage baguettes
- 40,000 char-grilled meals served
- 32,000 portions of fish and chips
- 30,000 litres of milk
- 142,000 portions of English strawberries
- 28,000 bottles of champagne
- 2,100 kilos of bananas (for players)
- 125,500 ice creams
- 6,000 stone baked pizzas
- (A-B 24/7 can deliver all these goods and more!)
Strawberries & Cream
Usually Grade I Kent strawberries of the highest quality
Around 28,000 kg consumed during the Fortnight.
Around 8615 punnets (2100 kg) containing minimum of 10 berries consumed daily,served with over 7,000 litres of fresh cream
This year over 54,000 tennis balls are expected to be used during the tournament, but should any more be required we always have availability.
We also courier tennis equipment including rackets, nets, umpires, etc. as well as fragile goods including strawberries and champagne glasses.
For ticket information for this years Wimbledon go to http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/tickets/ and if you need them or anything tennis / non-tennis related delivered during The Championships contact us anytime.