Wimbledon fortnight starts today.

That means we are in for two weeks of hoping Andy Murray can win another Grand Slam, only to fall at the hands of the tennis machine known as Novak Djokavic!

It’s also a time when children across the country dust off the tennis rackets that have been sitting in the garage for the last 12 months, only to discover there are very places where you can actually play the game these days (we are old enough to remember when municipal courts were not overgrown or covered in glass).

It’s also a time when lots of strawberries are eaten, 142,000 portions to be exact. At around £2.50 a portion, you do the Maths! It’s not just strawberries that are consumed by spectators during The Championships though. They also get through:

  • 350,000 cups of tea and coffee
  • 235,000 glasses of Pimms
  • 100,000 pints of draught beer and lager
  • 60,000 sausage baguettes
  • 32,000 portions of fish and chips
  • 28,000 bottles of champagne
  • 190,000 sandwiches
  • 2,100 kilos of bananas (and that’s only for the players!)

We love Wimbledon, after all it’s the only major tennis tournament named after a suburb. We love the tradition, the etiquette, the way it renews our interest in tennis again and the fact we do genuinely have a British player who can win it – if only Novak has an off day.

New balls please!

About Neil Shaefer
Marketing & Communications Executive of SK Foods.
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