The History Of Wimbledon, As Told By Chris (Simpsons Artist)

Flourescent green balls are floating through the air, wealthy people dressed in bleached white outfits and sweatbands are running back and forth in a square divided by a net, while a judge sits in his tower overlooking it all.

That’s right, it’s time for Wimbledon’s whiffers to make their way back to the tennis courts, and even though tennis fans are all atwitter you can hardly hear a peep coming out of them because they’ve been silenced for the sake of player concentration.

Thankfully the amazingly knowledgeable Chris (Simpsons Artist) has all the 411 you need to understand the history of Wimbledon, including these tasty little fact nuggets:

1945 - tennis is accidentally invented by geoffrey tennis in his back garden while throwing a plum at the back of his wife annettes head as she slept on the grass

1947 - the first wimbledon is won by a man called glen littles who was known to have the littlest hands in the world that measured only 1cm long when fully erect

1948 - a man with tiny bell earrings entertains the crowd in the rain

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