Wimbledon Championship - The Grass Court Grand Slam of the year
The Wimbledon Tennis tournament is the one of the oldest tennis tournament. It is the most prestigious tournament is the Tennis history and has been held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments of the year, and the only one still played on the game's original surface, grass, which gave the game of lawn tennis its name. It is the only Grand Slam event not to have a fixed date, takes place over two weeks in late June and early July. Today, Wimbledon boasts the most talented players in the world and annual attendances of over 450,000 people. The first Wimbledon event was staged in 1877 by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, to raise money for a new roller. The competition had only 22 male participants. It wasn't until 1884 that the Ladies' Singles and Men's Doubles was introduced.
But it is not just the calibre of players which makes the Wimbledon Championships so special, but also their rich history. For a professional tennis player, winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of any career. Wimbledon traditions include the eating of strawberries and cream, drinking Pimms spritzers, royal patronage, and a strict dress code generally white dress for players.