Did You Know Around 42 000 Tennis Balls Are Used In The Wimbledon Tournament?

Arguably the greatest tournament on the annual tennis schedule, Wimbledon attracts millions of sports lovers each year. Just as grand however, is the amount of tennis balls used in the tournament.

42 000 Tennis Balls Used In Wimbledon

It is thought around 42, 000 tennis balls are used for the 650 matches that are played. No doubt those ball boys and girls are kept busy at all times.

With players being able to serve the ball at speeds of around 200km/h, it’s fair to say they get a good beating and do need replacing regularly.

Compare this with the amount for 1961. 16, 000 tennis balls were manufactured for the event back then. You’d still say that was a lot!

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