The 5 Things You Need To Know About Wimbledon

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Who doesn't love a little tennis with a spot of tea and an attack hawk? 

 

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The Last Night's Game Team


The Five Things You Need To Know About Wimbledon

1. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam Tournament (one of four during the season) that is played on grass. As you can imagine, the grass is slippery and as play continues the grass wears down, causing the ball to have an unpredictable bounce. (Notice the dead grass when you watch a match). GET OFF MY LAWN

 

2. While Wimbledon may not be setting any new fashion trends with all players required to wear white, they are progressive when it comes to equal pay. For the seventh year in a row, the prize money has increased with both the men’s and women’s winner taking home a check for $2.9 million. CHA-CHING

 

3. Nothing ruins your summer whites like bird poop but you don’t have to worry about that at Wimbledon. Rufus is a specially trained hawk that keeps other birds off of the courts. (Seriously, have they thought of everything)? EYES LIKE A HAWK

 

4. It’s a who’s who on the courts and in the stands. Serena Williams and Roger Federer are still in it and big names like Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and Drake (rumored to be Serena’s ex) have been spotted in the crowd. Although celebs still have to follow the proper dress code. Proof? English F1 (Formula One) driver Lewis Hamilton was denied access to the Royal Box because he wasn’t wearing the required jacket and tie. BETTER TO BE OVERDRESSED THAN UNDERDRESSED

 

5. Only 250 teens out of 700 applicants have the chance to serve in the highly sought after position of Ball Boys and Girls (BBGs for short). These BBGs (at an average age of 15 years old) start training in February for the privilege of playing retriever and hobnobbing with the best tennis players the world has to offer. A SWEET SUMMER GIG

 

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