Tennis Championships

All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London. Monday, 1 July to Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Welcome

Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, has been held at the All England Club since 1877, one of the four Grand Slams and the only one still played on grass. Players from over 60 countries will compete in five main events and joined by juniors, senior veterans and wheelchair competitors in the second week of the competition. 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' Final will take place on the last Saturday and the Gentlemen's Final will take place on the last Sunday. The veterans tournament, where popular senior players are invited to take part in the games and the senior men’s doubles will start on the second Tuesday.


Players will be competing for trophies in the Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles, the Boy's and Girl's junior categories and the invitational games including the Ladies' and Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles. Wimbledon has been holding Wheelchair matches since 2005 and in 2018, a Quad Wheelchair Exhibition match was played for the very first time at the club, following this success it was later announced that from 2019 the draw will be permanently included at the championships.


Other important grass court tournaments include 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 and to bring the grass court season to an end, there is Newport, Rhode Island, US.