Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement


Why does Wimbledon trophy have a pineapple on the top?

, Why does Wimbledon trophy have a pineapple on the top?

WINNING Wimbledon is one of the greatest feats a tennis player can achieve – and what makes it extra special is seeing that beautiful pineapple on top.

Each year the All England Club hosts two weeks of fantastic competition, with the victor of the men’s event lifting the extravagant Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy.


Andy Murray lifts the trophy in 2016 – with the pineapple visible at the top

Why does the Wimbledon trophy have a pineapple?

YOU may have noticed that on top of the trophy is a miniature gold pineapple. 

Standing 18 inches tall, the inscription on the cup reads ‘The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World’.

The Champions receive a three-quarter size replica of the cup instead of the real thing, which is kept at SW19 throughout the year.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

It was first presented in 1887 and now features a silver plinth around the bottom which includes inscriptions of past winners.

Nobody is one-hundred percent sure why the trophy features the pineapple.

A spokesperson for the Wimbledon Museum revealed their theory: “In the 17th century pineapples were impossible to grow in the UK and they had to be imported, so being presented with one at a feast was seen as a great compliment.

“You might have seen pineapples being used on gateposts of stately homes as you travel around the UK. It’s because of their rarity.”

Who is in this year’s final?

World number one Novak Djokovic will take on the controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios in a final which is shaping up to be a classic.

Kyrgios was scheduled to play Rafael Nadal in the semi-final but the Spanish icon was forced to pull out with an abdominal injury.

Surprisingly, Djokovic has NEVER beaten Kyrgios and the Australian has won by straight sets on both occasions.

What time does this year’s final start and will it be FREE to watch?

The Wimbledon Men’s Final takes place on Sunday, July 10.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

It starts at 2pm UK time.

As always, Centre Court is the venue for the match and viewers can stream it FREE on  BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport website.





JOSH TAYLOR has shrugged off crazy threats from loudmouth rival Teofimo Lopez. Scotland’s ring king hasn’t been impressed by the New Yorker’s trash talk...

Premier League

LEICESTER CITY have confirmed that SEVEN star players have been released after their contracts expired. The Foxes have just been relegated from the Premier...

Premier League

RUBEN NEVES is reportedly set to complete a free transfer to Barcelona. However there is one issue with the move, manager Xavi does not...

Premier League

AN EX-Wolves captain and Premier League star has now given it all up for a VERY different career. Jody Craddock – a cult figure...

Premier League

A PREMIER LEAGUE cult hero looks unrecognisable in an old picture as he pays tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Sweden legend, 41, announced he...

Horse Racing

GET those betting slips ready as Royal Ascot RETURNS – and the crown jewel of horse racing unfolds THIS month. Racegoers will once again...