How big a Wimbledon fan are you?

Play starts again on 23 June at the All England Club, but how much do you really know about the oldest tennis tournament in the world?

Tennis21. When did the first Wimbledon take place?

a)     1885

b)    1877

c)     1901

2. In addition to tennis, what other sport did the club then play host to?

a)     Croquet

b)    Cricket

c)     Bowls

3. There was only one competition at that time too, men’s singles. So who won?

a)     Fred Perry

b)    Arthur Ashe

c)     Spencer Gore

4. The youngest ever winner of the tournament was Charlotte Dodd. But how old was she?

a)     15

b)    12

c)     14

5. What disaster that happened in 1940 caused damages to the ground that took nine years to repair?

a) A fire that spread from an ammunitions store

b) A bomb that hit centre court

c) A severe storm

6. Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most amount of titles won. How many singles has she won?

a)     9

b)    6

c)     10

7. Who or what appeared at Centre Court for the first time in 1981?

a)     An electronic line judge

b)    Yellow tennis balls

c)     A female umpire

8. Samuel Groth currently holds the record for the fastest serve – but at what speed?

a)     163.4mph

b)    185.3mph

c)     129.9mph

9. Last year, Andy Murray became the first Brit to win the men’s singles competition for how many years?

a)     90

b)    66

c)     77

10. What was the 2013 prize for winning the men’s or women’s singles title?

a)     £1,600,000

b)    1,000,000

c)     500,000


1 b, 2 a, 3 c, 4 a, 5 b, 6 a, 7 c, 8 a, 9 c, 10 a

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