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TENNIS

How many courts does Wimbledon have?

The stars of Wimbledon fight it out mostly at the All England Center Court , but there are many other grass courts where the tennis action is played out.

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The stars of Wimbledon fight it out mostly at the All England Center Court , but there are many other grass courts where the tennis action is played out.
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Each year, 128 players compete in both the men’s and women’s divisions at the Wimbledon Championships, and the tournament’s stars are usually seen battling it out at the Center and Number 1 Courts of the All England Club.

However, there are many other grass courts where the matches take place. There are 18 Championship courts with grass surfaces, including the Center and Number 1 Courts which are the ones usually seen in broadcasts of the competition.

The Championship courts are numbered one to 18, although there is no court number 13 due to superstition.

Aside from these, there are 20 practice courts in Aorangi Park and at Southlands College, bringing the total number to 38.

Exclusive Wimbledon arena

The Center Court and the other Show Courts are used exclusively for the Wimbledon games, while the other courts are available for use by other clubs and organizations for holding events.

The Club also houses eight clay courts, which are used by Club members and players sponsored by the Lawn Tennis Association. These can be used all-year round, as opposed to the grass ones that can only be played on from May to September.

The courts are spread out over 42 acres, and can accommodate up to 42,000 tennis fans. The Center Court, being the star of the grounds, has seats for almost 15,000 spectators.

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