What is Wimbledon?
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply
as Wimbledon or The Championships, is the oldest tennis
tournament in the world, and is regarded by many as the most
prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in
Wimbledon, London since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass
It was founded in 1877; 143 years ago! Wimbledon is one of
the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the
Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.
What is the history of Wimbledon?
On July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis
Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, then
an outer-suburb of London. In 1884 a women's championship
was introduced at Wimbledon, and the national men's doubles
was transferred there from Oxford.
Why is Wimbledon cancelled this year?
Unfortunately, the 2020 edition of Wimbledon has been
cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus. This is the first
time since World War II, 75 years ago!
Who were the winners in 2019?
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Romania Simona Halep
Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal / Colombia Robert Farah
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / Czech Republic Barbora
Japan Shintaro Mochizuki
Ukraine Daria Snigur
Czech Republic Jonáš Forejtek / Czech Republic Jiří Lehečka
United States Savannah Broadus / United States Abigail
The total prize money is £38,000,000!
How many courts does Wimbledon have?
Wimbledon currently has 18 tournament grass courts, 8
American clay courts, 2 acrylic courts and 5 indoor courts.
There are also 22 Aorangi Park grass courts, which serve as
competitors’ practice courts before and during The
What is the most popular food and drink?
- Strawberries and Cream. This is as classically Wimbledon as it gets.
- Afternoon Tea/Tea Sandwiches
- Fish and Chips.
What flowers do they have at Wimbledon?
Wimbledon's most iconic flower displays are its hanging
baskets of petunias, of which there are over 200 on the site,
beautifying otherwise uninteresting architectural elements.
Large, sculptural and striking, “Globemaster” purple alliums are
also found at Wimbledon. Alliums have a beautiful colour and
can be used in both tall and low arrangements.
Boston Ivy can be found especially on Centre Court, and flower
beds and hanging baskets use foxglove, roses, petunias,
hydrangeas and Alchemilla. The arrangements are carefully
cared for by head gardener Martyn Falconer and his team all
Martyn Falconer, the head gardener, puts a tremendous
amount of work each year to make Wimbledon look as beautiful
and iconic as it always does. Almost 50,000 plants and shrubs are laid out in the 44 acres of grounds; all timed to flower
perfectly during the fortnight of play.