Celebrating Wimbledon 2017 finals

Celebrating Wimbledon 2017 finals

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Anyone for tennis? It’s the Wimbledon finals on Saturday 15 July and Sunday 16 July.

If you weren’t lucky enough to get Wimbledon tickets, then watch the famous event on TV and have a BBQ instead!

When you’re BBQ food shopping, look out for the RSPCA Assured logo on any meat and fish you buy.

Then you’ll know the animals have been cared for to RSPCA welfare standards and have had better lives.


Bored of burgers? Check out our recipe video for RSPCA Assured chicken kebabs (below).

You’ll find RSPCA Assured chicken at:

Video: https://vimeo.com/161921475

Can't find RSPCA Assured chicken? Let your supermarket know!

Shopping list

200ml low fat plain yogurt
2 large handfuls fresh mint
2 large handfuls of flat leaf parsley
2tsp salt, 4 - 6 cloves garlic, crushed
Zest of 1 lemon
4 large RSPCA Assured chicken breasts

Wimbledon tennis tournament facts

  • 27 tonnes of fresh English strawberries from Kent are served at Wimbledon during the tournament
  • Every strawberry is picked at 4am on the day they’re served (pardon the pun!)
  • Spectators will also consume 11.8 tonnes of poached and smoked salmon - and more than 150,000 glasses of champagne!
  • Souvenirs are big business and include mini tennis ball keyrings, sweatbands and racket shaped keyrings
  • Since 1922, only seven Wimbledons have been rain free: 1931, 1976, 1977, 1993, 1995, 2009 and 2010
  • Martina Hingis became the youngest player to win the title at the age of 15 years 282 days in 1996 by winning the doubles championship
  • The fastest serve ever was by Taylor Dent in 2010, who hit a ball at 148mph. The fastest women’s serve was by Venus Williams in 2008 - at 129 millions mph
  • About 750 youngsters apply to be ball boys and girls - only 250 are chosen after ungoing a rigorous training regime