Wimbledon 2019 Tennis Championships
All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London. Monday, 1 July to Sunday, 14 July.
Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, has been held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, England since 1877. Traditions include a strict all white dress code for competitors, ball boys and girls, Royal patronage and the eating of strawberries and cream.
The championships start on the first Monday in July and run for two weeks, with a break on the middle Sunday, and as long as there are no delays the Ladies' Singles Final will take place on the last Saturday and the Gentlemen's Singles Final will take place on the last Sunday. The Wimbledon veterans tennis tournament, where popular senior players are invited to take part in three events; the senior men’s doubles, the ladies doubles and the men’s doubles, will start on the second Tuesday.
The five major events are the Gentlemen's Singles, Ladies' Singles, Gentlemen's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles. The four junior events are the Boys' Singles, Girls' Singles, Boys' Doubles and Girls' Doubles. The four invitational events are the Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles, Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles, Ladies' Invitation Doubles, Gentlemen's Wheelchair Doubles and Ladies' Wheelchair Doubles.
It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments and is the only one still played on grass. The other three Grand Slams are the Australian Open, played on a hard court, the French Open played on a clay court, and the US Open played on a hard court.
Players from over 60 countries will compete in the five main Championships events. In the second week of the tournament, these players will be joined by juniors, senior veterans and wheelchair competitors, playing in their own events on the Championships' lawns.
Other important grass court tournaments held prior to Wimbledon are the men's AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club in London, the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, the AEGON International at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, England, the Unicef Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and the women's AEGON Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England. After Wimbledon, to bring the grass court season to an end, there is Newport, Rhode Island, US.