Wimbledon Facts

Some of the more interesting facts and figures about the Wimbledon Championships.


Christopher Eubanks served the most aces in 2023.

Aorangi Terrace

The actual name of the vantage point overlooking the giant screen at Wimbledon is not Henman Hill or Murray Mount but Aorangi Terrace.

Ball boys and ball girls

There are approximately 250 ball boys and ball girls chosen for each tournament.


54,250 tennis balls are used during the Wimbledon fortnight.

Big Screen

The large screen on the Wimbledon site, where so many fans sit to watch games, is 40 square metres on size.

Centre Court

Centre Court has 14,979 seats.


There are currently 20 grass courts at The All England Tennis Club, five red shale courts and five indoor courts for members.


The draw for the 2023 Wimbledon Championships will be made at the All England Tennis Club on Friday 28th June at 10am.

Fastest Serve

The fastest recorded serves at Wimbledon were hit by Taylor Dent in 2010 (148 mph) and Venus Williams in 2008 (129 mph).

First Tournament

The first Wimbledon Championships took place in 1877 as an amateur Mens’ tournament with 22 players. It was won by Spencer Gore.

Ground Capacity

The daily capacity of spectators at Wimbledon is 38,500.

Ground Size

The Church Road site is 13.5 acres big (42 acres when including car parks)


The electronic line calling system called Hawk-Eye was introduced to Wimbledon in 2006.

Longest Match

In 2010 John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played out a staggering 11 hour 5 minute match on Court 18 over 3 days. The marathon score ended 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68. The final set alone lasted 8 hours 11 minutes.

Loser of Most Singles Finals

Chris Evert lost 7 finals.

Most Matches Played

Martina Navratilova has played the most amount of matches at Wimbledon at 326.

Most Titles

Martina Navratilova has won the most Ladies titles with 9. In the Men’s championships Roger Federer has won 8 tournaments. Elizabeth Ryan and Todd Woodbridge have won the most Ladies’ and Men’s Doubles titles with 12 and 9 respectively.


Over 300,000 glasses of Pimm’s are sold at every Wimbledon Championships.

Prize Money

The total prize money in 2023 was approximately £45 million.


The only Wimbledon Championships uninterrupted by rain since 1922: 1931, 1976, 1977, 1993, 1995, 2009 and 2010.


Rufus the hawk flies around the Wimbledon grounds for an hour on most mornings of each Wimbledon Championships before gates open to frighten off pigeons and other local pests.


Around 6,000 staff are taken on for the 13 days of Wimbledon. Catering staff at 1,800 make up the largest amount.


Some 170,000 portions of strawberries are served during Wimbledon.


The Wimbledon stringing team will work on approximately 2,000 rackets and 40 miles of racket strings during each tournament.

Total Matches

675 matches are played during the Wimbledon tournament.


Approximately 25,000 were sold in during the 2023 in the Wimbledon Club Shops.

Unseeded Winner

Boris Becker became the first unseeded winner of Wimbledon in 1985.

Wooden Rackets

The last wooden racked was used at Wimbledon in 1987.

Youngest Ever Winner

Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Dodd won the Ladies title in 1887 at the age of 15 years, 285 days. In 1985 Boris Becker won the Mens’s tournament at the age of 17 years, 227 days.