This is a fully editable and informative 90-slide PowerPoint presentation on Wimbledon - its origin and growth and the forthcoming Championships in July.
The PowerPoint contains references to:
• The history and development of tennis - French origins, Jeu de Paulme, the influence of Major Harry Gem, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield on the development of tennis, the forming of the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, the beginning of the Wimbledon Championships in 1877, Spencer Gore - the first Men’s Singles winner, the prizes - the cup and salver - Venus Rosewater Dish
• Notable Wimbledon Achievements - the record for most Men’s Singles titles- William Renshaw, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova record holder for the most Wimbledon titles in Ladies’ Singles with 9 victories, Steffi Graf - 7 times Ladies’ winner, Billie Jean- King 6 times winner, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe - 5 times winners, Rod Laver - 4 times winner, dominance of Serena and Venus Williams in Ladies tennis - Serena 6 times winner and Venus 5, Laura Robson youngest player at 15 years and 152 days old, men’s and ladies’ fastest serves, Roger Federer 7 times winner, the 2015 Men and Ladies’ winners.
• Interesting facts - first televised, change from white to green balls, tennis rackets, club colours, the clubs courts, Aorangi Terrace, prize money, first televised, change from white to green balls, tennis rackets, club colours, the clubs courts, Aorangi Terrace, number of balls used in tournaments, food and drink consumed at Wimbledon, the longest match ever played at Wimbledon, Rufus the harris hawk who keeps Wimbledon pigeon free, the ‘big four’ players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
• Wimbledon Tournament - scoring - points, games, sets and matches, prize money, 2016 men and Ladies’ seeds, ball boys and girls, maintenance of courts.
• GB winners - Fred Perry, Andy Murray, Virginia Wade, Margaret Court
The PowerPoint contains hyperlinks to one of Fred Perry’s Wimbledon wins, one of Andy Murray’s wins, one of Margaret Court’s wins, Virginia Wade’s win, Cliff Richard’s impromptu performance at Wimbledon when rain stopped play and a video of Wimbledon’s funniest moments through the years.
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