Wimbledon 2019 is Underway

Wimbledon has arrived -- Speedyreg
Wimbledon has arrived — Speedyreg

You know summer has truly arrived when it’s time for Wimbledon! It’s the oldest and most famous tennis tournament in the world and it’s watched all over the globe. The matches start at 11:00am on the outdoor courts and 1:00pm on Centre Court and Court One.  There is lots of live coverage on the BBC every day. The coverage is on BBC 1, BBC 2 and via the BBC Red Button so you can pretty much watch tennis all day for the next two weeks. So stock up on strawberries and cream and enjoy the matches!

Massive prizes up for grabs

The prize money has increased again this year with an overall prize pot of £38 million. Just taking part in the first round of the singles matches would earn you a cool £45,000! We wonder what they’ll all spend their prize money on? A new private plate perhaps? Just in case, we’ve picked out some good ones for them!

Perfect plates for Wimbledon players and fans

So what would the Wimbledon stars like on their cars? I’m sure they’d all be pleased with TEN 11S or TEN 15. We’ve got loads of ACE plates which would also be super, and with prices starting at just £495 for an ACE plate, you don’t have to be a Wimbledon winner to afford one. Our selection of ACE plates includes 6 ACE, 97 ACE, ACE 1D, ACE 1X, A18 ACE and BC04 ACE. Any members of the Association of Tennis Professionals might fancy an ATP plate such as 33 ATP, 53 ATP or 168 ATP.

Wimbledon – the fun facts

  • Wimbledon is the only Gland Slam to be played on a grass court.
  • The grass is 100% perennial ryegrass.
  • Over the course of the tournament, 54,250 balls are used and they’re stored in the fridge!
  • Wimbledon was first televised in 1937, for those few households lucky enough to own a TV set.
  • Around 140,000 servings of strawberries and cream and enjoyed during the tournament.
  • The loudest Wimbledon grunt was let out by Maria Sharapova in 2009 hitting 105 decibels.
  • The longest ever Wimbledon match lasted 11 hours and five minutes between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. The match took three days to play out.
  • White balls used to be the rule at Wimbledon, but they were changed to yellow to make them easier to see on the TV.