Tennis players had some very tough, lengthy games during this year’s Wimbledon. They provided heaps of entertainment for millions of TV viewers and the lucky tennis fans who managed to get tickets for Wimbledon. But how much do the winners – and losers – stand to make?
How Much Is Wimbledon Money Spent on Prizes?
The total prize pot in 2018 is £34 million, with both the men’s and women’s singles champions receiving a cool £2.25 million. The runners-up in the Wimbledon finals receive £1.125 – half of what the winner gets. The winners in the men’s doubles and ladies’ doubles receive £450,000, while the mixed doubles’ winners get £100,000.
Previously in Wimbledon
Prize money has moved on leaps and bounds in the past few years. In 2000 the prize money was £8,056,480, with the men’s champion receiving £477,500 and £430,000 for the women, while the men’s doubles were awarded £195,630 and the women’s doubles were handed £176,070. Even those who were knocked out in the first round earned £39,000 this year. But Wimbledon did introduce a new rule to say that injured players who were in the tournament draw can still receive 50% of the money awarded to first-time losers if they had to withdraw through injury.
Keeping Memories Alive
If you want to keep sporting memories alive, such as Wimbledon or the World Cup, you could have a special photo put on to a sporty lap trap. You can also buy trays showing sports such as F1, snowboarding, Moto GP, and golf. You’ll find a great sporty lap tray, including Sport Car lap trays, online. You could have one designed for you of yourself with your favorite Wimbledon star if you’re lucky enough to have met them, or celebrating after a great golf tournament.
Versatile Lap Trays
Lap trays are not just for putting TV dinners on. You can use a lap tray to balance your laptop, provide a solid surface for your book or magazine or as a board for when you are sketching or making handicrafts. In fact, when you have a gorgeous image on your lap tray, you’ll be finding lots more reasons to use it. They also make ideal gifts for birthdays, wedding anniversaries and other special days as well as a practical gift for yourself.