Wimbledon is telling players to tighten their belts and stop using their entire £90 daily food allowance as canteens struggle to meet demand after a coach pushed through 27 bottles of probiotic yoghurt drink
- The coach bought a huge amount of yogurt to use up the rest of his money
- The All England Tennis Club has urged players to be “prudent” when buying groceries
- Players get £90 a day to buy food and drinks, while their coaches get £45
- Wimbledon athletes have at least six places on site where they can buy food
Wimbledon players have been warned to stop buying unnecessary groceries after a coach bought 27 bottles of yoghurt at once to make the most of their pocket money.
Players and coaches at Wimbledon have been buying food and drink with overnight allowances given to them by the All England Club.
Athletes can spend £90 a day on food and drink at Wimbledon’s cafes and food stalls, while their coaches are paid £45.
This has led to coaches and players taking more food with them than they need for the day’s consumption, as they seem to view the allowance as a target rather than a cap.
One Wimbledon coach even went so far as to buy 27 bottles of a probiotic yogurt drink to use up the rest of his money, I reported.
The All England Club have now written to players asking them to be “prudent” in choosing how to spend their per diem.
Nick Kyrgios ate sushi during a fiery interview in which he slammed “disrespectful” fans and criticized match officials
The Players Lounge at the All England Club (pictured) has a number of places where players can buy food, including a sushi bar
Players use electronic tags worn around their necks to shop at six outlets on Wimbledon grounds, including sandwich bars, restaurants, cafes and even a sushi bar in the Players’ Lounge off Center Court.
The outlets offer athletes a wide range of foods to meet their specific dietary needs.
Quartet finalist Nick Kyrgios, 27, raised eyebrows as he ate sushi during a press conference at Wimbledon.
The conference came after he spat at someone in the crowd who he said showed “sheer disrespect” during his first-round win over Britain’s Paul Jubb.
The All England Club has been contacted for further comment.
Wimbledon have asked players and coaches to be “more prudent” when buying groceries on site. Pictured: One of the food stalls at Wimbledon where fans can buy food