Wimbledon Tennis 2014 Championships website with news and information about the world famous tennis tournament held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London each year. The site has lots of information including dates, schedule, results, ballot and winners.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and has been held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, England since 1877. It takes place every year and lasts for two weeks, starting in June and ending in July. Traditions include a strict all white dress code for competitors, ball boys and girls, Royal patronage and the eating of strawberries and cream.
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.
Wimbledon dates are June 23 to July 6 2014 and the tournament will be held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London. 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 tournament always starts on a Monday, the date usually falling between 20 and 26 June.
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.
Wimbledon tennis will see the finest players from over 60 countries compete in the five main Championships events. In the second week of the tournament, these players will be joined by juniors, veteran 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.