Here are some facts about the Wimbledon Championships...
1. The first Wimbledon took place in 1877. It only included the Men's singles event.
2. Women's singles and Men's doubles began in 1884.
3. A wooden racket was last used at Wimbledon in 1987.
4. There are 20 grass courts at Wimbledon.
5. There are around 300 ball boys and girls during the event.
6. In 2010, the prize for Men's and Women's singles winners was £1,000,000. In 1968, the prize was £2,000 for the male champion and £750 for the female champion.
7. Chairs for players to rest (when changing ends of play) were first provided in 1975.
8. Tennis balls used to be white, they changed to yellow in 1986 so they could be seen more easily on TV.
9. A tennis ball is only in play for about 20 minutes of an average two-and-a-half-hour match.
10. The youngest ever wimbledon champion is Martina Hingis, winning the womens doubles with Helena Sukova in 1996. Hingis was just 15 years and 282 days old.
11. The youngest ever champion to win the Women's singles was Charlotte (Lottie) Dod in 1887. She was 15 years and 285 days old. Dodd was also 1908 Olympic Silver medalist in archery, 1904 British amateur golf champion and a British field hockey international, she really loved her sport!
12. The youngest ever champion to win the Men's singles was Boris Becker in 1985, he was just 17 years and 7 months.
13. Around 23 tonnes of strawberries and 7000 litres of fresh cream are served to visitors. When laid end-to-end, the strawberries would stretch almost 37 miles, lining the path from Wimbledon to Reading!
14. At least 40 miles worth of string are fitted to 2,000 rackets over a fortnight at Wimbledon. That's just under six laps' worth or centre court!
15. A Wimbledon related animal fact for you now, Hamilsh the Hawk flies for one hour every morning of the championships before the gates open to ward off the local pigeons. He starts his duties at 9am on the dot.