Qualifying begins: 26 June
The Draw: 30 June
Pre-event Press Conferences: 1 & 2 July
Order of Play: 2 July
Championships begin: 3 July
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What could you do with 54,250 tennis balls if you weren’t playing tennis?
The answer is obvious really; put a full size adult hippopotamus inside a pyramid that is 2.5m high and 3.6m wide at the base and make it appear to float in a lake of water hyacinths.
The ‘hippopotennis’ is essentially a mathematical sculpture, hippo-pot-o-math if you will.
The hippo represents the mass of 54,250 balls (3.1 tons) and the pyramid represents the volume that 54,250 tennis balls take up. The water hyacinths are there because they are both loved by hippos and can be created using a tennis ball as the heart.
The sculpture has been created by designer/maker, Maggie Ruddy with the help of a class of young artists from Wimbledon High School and was on display at Wimbledon from June until December 2013.
Manuela Villa Topple
Jenny H Wetterwald