• Wimbledon players have been urged not to max out their $108 daily food budget.
  • The tournament's organizers emailed players reminding them to be "judicious" about what they take.
  • One coach was seen to take 27 yogurts from a vendor, British media reported.

Tennis players competing at Wimbledon have been urged not to max out their daily food allowance as the club fears running out of food, multiple outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph reported.

In an email sent to players, the tournament's organizers — The The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club — appealed to players to be "judicious" about what they take, per the outlets.

Players are granted £90 (around $108), per day to spend on food and drink, while coaches get around half that amount, the Guardian reported.

Some players and coaches, however, have been treating the budget as a target rather than a limit, stocking up on food in order to max out their allowance.

One coach was reportedly seen taking 27 probiotic yogurts in order to exhaust the allowance, the outlets reported.

Organizers sent the email to prevent food shortages rather than to cut costs, the outlets said. 

Players and coaches can choose to spend their allowance across six restaurants, including coffee and sandwich shops. 

The AELTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider about the email.

The championships, which is taking place between June 20 and July 10 this year, also boasts a range of different food options for visitors. According to the site map, a food village with pizza, sandwiches, salads, and strawberries and cream is on offer.

The cost of a portion of strawberries and cream — which has not gone up amid rising food prices — costs £2.50 and has remained the same for a decade, according to Wimbledon organizers.

Men's and women's players at Wimbledon in 2022 will take home a guaranteed £50,000 ($60,000) just for competing in the first round, while the winners of the event earns £2 million ($2.4 million.)

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