Wimbledon, Great Britain
Home to the world famous tennis championships and the capital’s largest Common, Wimbledon is a thriving town with a rich heritage dating back to the Iron Ages. Belying its charming, almost country atmosphere, it is just seven miles away from central London.
The Championships, Wimbledon, The Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments (Majors), the others being the Australian Open, the French Open (Roland Garros) and the US Open. Wimbledon is the only Major still played on grass, the game's original surface, which gave the game its original name of "lawn tennis".
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), also known as the All-England Club, based at Church Road, London, England, is a private members' club. It is best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships. Initially an amateur event that occupied club members and their friends for a few days each summer, the championships have become far more prominent than the club itself. However, it still operates as a members' tennis club, with many courts in use all year round.
Played on 19 grass courts including the iconic Centre Court with its retractable roof, The Championships is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Play will begin at 1pm on No 1 Court on all days and at 1pm on Centre Court except for the final Saturday and Sunday, when play begins at 2pm. Match Schedule