The 133rd Wimbledon Tournament is currently in full swing. During the two weeks of the tournament around half a million spectators will watch around 675 matches, while consuming 23 tonnes of strawberries, over 150,000 glasses of Pimms and 10,000 litres of ice cream!
At £38 million this year, the total prize fund for Wimbledon has risen by 11.8% since 2018, far outpacing the current rate of house price growth (1.4%). The winners of the singles Championships will both be presented with a cheque for £2.35 million, a 4.4% increase on 2018.
If the players are looking to invest their winnings in residential property, the prize money will go a long way. All but 0.24% of all property sales over the last year have been under £2.35 million, while over one third of all property sold for less than £176,000.
Some fun Wimbledon facts…
Did you know that tennis balls weren’t always bright yellow? The original tennis balls were white but were changed to yellow in 1986 so they be seen more easily on tv.
Wimbledon has its own Hawk called Rufus whose job it is to scare away pigeons each morning from the tennis courts! We’re not kidding, you can even follow Rufus on Twitter: Click here
So what could the Wimbledon winners get for their prize money in the Waterfords area?
They could certainly use those winnings as a very healthy deposit, or they could cash buy some of these beautiful homes across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire:
The overall winners could buy this luxurious high specification new build home Middleton Road, Camberley, Surrey for £1,200,000. Click here
The finalists could easily afford this stunning gated four bedroom home on a large plot in Chobham, Surrey for £1,175,000. Click here
The semi-finalists could invest in this lovely detached home in a quiet cul-de-sac near Fleet Mainline Station in Hampshire for £585,000. Click here
The quarter finalists could invest in a lovely brand new apartment ideally situated in the heard of Fleet, Hampshire for £280,000. Click here
Even those in the fourth round would have an incredibly healthy deposit for any property in Surrey, Hampshire or Berkshire. Or they could cash buy a plot of land to build their dream home! Click here
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Camberley - 01276 66566, Camberley@waterfords.co.uk
Chobham - 01276 858589, Chobham@waterfords.co.uk
Fleet - 01252 623333, Fleet@waterfords.co.uk
Yateley - 01252 870222, Yateley@waterfords.co.uk
Lettings - 01252 623330, Lettings@waterfords.co.uk