Wimbledon: Brief Introduction of Championships

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, also known as the England Club, based at Church Road, Wimbledon, London, England, is a private members’ club. It is best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships, the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis
Spectators walk along the Southern Concourse and past The Clubhouse as they arrive in the grounds. The Championships 2019. Held at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Day 1 Monday 01/07/2019. Credit: AELTC/Florian Eisele

The Championships, Wimbledon also known as the simply Wimbledon or the Championships is the most prestigious tennis tournament of the world. It’s played annually in the month of last Monday of June or first Monday of July for two weeks.

Matches are played in Gentlemen, Ladies, and mixed in singles & Doubles categories. Players got entries in tournament based on International ranking in both categories.

Primarily two courts are used for event, namely Center Court and Court No. 1 and remaining other 17 courts are used regularly for routine play and other matches.

Tickets are distributed via public ballot and via debentures are allocated to public. Debenture holders can sell their tickets to other peoples.

Wide media coverage is given to this prestigious tennis tournament via Wimbledon Radio, and Wimbledon Broadcasting Service official partner for TV and internet via official website.

Prize money is awarded to winning player in each category which is announced well before commencement of tournament. It’s being increased every year gradually. In 2019 it was 2,350,000 £ for Gentlemen’s Singles and Doubles and 2018 it was 2,250,000 for both categories. You can view category wise details of last five years.

Ranking Points are awarded at end of tournament for each round and champions as follows

Event ATPWTA
First Round 1010
Second Round4570
Third Round90130
Fourth Round180240
Quarter Finalist360430
Semi Finalist 720780
Runner-up12001300
Champion20002000

The up-coming The Championships, Wimbledon is scheduled to be held on 29th June 2020 – 12th July 2020.

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