Let’s get the facts straight with a Wimbledon 2022 factsheet.
Officially called The Championships, Wimbledon, this is probably the most important tennis event every single year. And we are absolutely buzzing for this year’s Grand Slam. Are you? Well you certainly will be after reading this!
The ultimate Wimbledon 2022 factsheet
Let’s run you through the main bullet points, shall we. We don’t want to take up too much of your time, so here it goes:
- Wimbledon runs from Monday, 27 June until Sunday, 10 July
- You can get the Wimbledon schedule here
- This is the third Grand Slam of the year. The first two were the Australian Open and the French Open. Then later on, we’ve got the US Open
- It’s the first year there’s no Manic Monday at Wimbledon
- Got your tickets? Well if you do, you put out feelers waaaaay in advance. This year’s tickets are automatically given to those who won the 2020 Public Ballot. However, there is going to be resale tickets if you want to head on the day and join “The Queue”
- Capacity for Wimbledon 2022 is capped at 42,000 spectators each day
- You can already bet on Wimbledon 2022 at bet365. Place a couple wagers now, and make sure to check back for more special offers and the cool tennis accumulator bonus when the tournament is underway. And don’t forget your bet365 bonus code
- This year marks 100 years of the Centre Court and celebrations will be held to celebrate on Middle Sunday, aka 3 July
- The theme this year is The Stage Awaits
Why is Wimbledon such a big deal?
Sure, there are some interesting points to note on that Wimbledon 2022 factsheet. But that doesn’t explain why everyone goes so nutso over this British tennis event every single year.
But we’re here to open your eyes and let you see just what makes this Grand Slam stand out.
It’s extremely old
Like, reaaaaaaallllllly old. In fact, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament going. Not just in Britain, but in the whole freaking world. It’s been going since 1877, the first women played in 1884 and has been on these grounds since 1922.
Prestige doesn’t even begin to sum it up
As well as being the oldest tennis tournament, it’s also widely considered to be the most prestigious. If you’re going to watch one Grand Slam, it’s probably going to be Wimbledon. That’s why it’s an especially big deal if you win.
The singles titles are usually the ones everyone’s glued to. The biggest winner in the men’s to-date is Roger Federer, who won eight times between 2003 and 2017. And let’s go back a few decades to the most decorated women’s winner. Martina Navratilova between 1978 and 1990 won a whopping nine titles.
Green is the colour of Wimbledon
Everyone always associates green with tennis. But oftentimes, games are played on blue or orange manmade surfaced courts. Not so Wimbledon. It’s the only major tournament left where all matches take place on grass courts.
A proper summer stalwart
For so many people, the start of Wimbledon is a sign that summer is in full swing. It always takes place across two weeks, kicking of either the last Monday in June or July’s first Monday. Even if the British weather doesn’t deliver, people all around the world use it as an excuse to get that summery feeling and stock up on strawberries, cream and a cheeky glass of Pimm’s.