The all time fastest servers are the USA’s Taylor Dent with a speed of 148 mph in 2010, and the USA’s Venus Williams for the ladies at 129 mph in 2008.

Wimbledon is the largest single annual sporting catering operation carried out in Europe with 3,000 staff.

Visitors munch their way through more than 190,000 portions of strawberries across the two weeks.

Rufus the Harris Hawk patrols the grounds all year round to keep other birds away.

And part of the longest partnership in sporting goods history, Slazenger has been the Official Supplier of tennis balls to The Championships since 1902.

The most asked about topics of tennis fortnight have been compiled by the All England Club and include the following.

On numbers; there are 42,000 spectators in the grounds at any one time.

The “predominately in white” rule was introduced in 1963 before the “almost entirely in white rule” was brought in in 1995.

Decision on the day as to whether clothing/players’ turnout is suitable at discretion of the referee.

 30 minutes is the maximum time expected before play can start or continue after the roof is closed and the internal environment is controlled and stabilised.

And an incredible  7,500 Wimbledon umbrellas would be needed to cover the same area as the retractable roof.