This is a blog about the Wimbledon tennis tournament; and not just the two weeks of the year when there’s tennis played but the other 50 weeks as well.
We’ll be posting about what goes on behind the scenes at the All England Club, as well as discussing latest news about Wimbledon, talking about the history of the Championships and discussing what’s happening in the world of tennis. Hopefully we can give people a better insight into what we do to put on the best tournament in the world.
During The Championships, visit www.wimbledon.org for latest scores, news and information.
- The first Championships were held in 1877 at the Club’s Worple Road address, where Spencer Gore was the first winner of the Gentlemen’s Singles. Since then the Club has moved to Church Road, with ladies and doubles events added to the program. Pete Sampras (seven single’s titles) and Martina Navratilova (nine single’s titles) have been the most successful male and female players respectively. Click here for more Wimbledon history.
- The demand for Wimbledon tickets has always outstripped supply. Since 1924 the Club has run a free public ballot to allocate tickets in the fairest way possible. There are other ways to obtain tickets, such as debentures, corporate hospitality and through the LTA. Click here for more information about tickets.
- Wimbledon welcomes fans all year round to visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Musuem and take guided tours. Click here for more information about the musuem and tours.