Wimbledon tournament is one of the largest tournaments of the tennis sport in the world. It is one of the famous tournaments, and it was organized in Wimbledon, London, and one of the oldest tournaments. There are only 22 men entered in the first championship, and it is played on grass court. That 22 men paid 11 shillings to enter the tournament after seeing the advertisement. There is a total of 675 matches played during the championship.
Rules for the tournament
It is one of the oldest tournaments, the first tournament was held in 1877, and it is hosted by the England lawn tennis and Croquet club, which have their central role in conducting the whole tournament. As tennis is played on the grass, which provides its fastest tennis game and there is also a surface of clay where tennis can be played as French open is played on clay. From then, many tournaments will be held, and in 1877 Club number of name changes to become the lawn tennis club.
World war also affected the game, as in 1915-1918 and 1940-1945, there will be first and second world wars, so there will be no tournaments held in these years. But the game continued to grow in popularity. In 1884, women were also invited to join the tournament, and it makes its popular side through public and spectators. In 1967, the tournament was the first to broadcast on television and made history with its popularity among spectators.
Events in tournament
There are many types of events in a tournament, and it is consists of many components such as junior events, invitation events, main events. So their bare mainly consists of 5 events, which are discussed below.
- Junior events
Boys’ singles, it is consist of 64 players.
Boys’ doubles, it is consist of 32 players.
Girls’ singles, it is consist of 64 players.
Girls’ doubles, it is consist of 32 players.
- Main events
Gentlemen’s singles, it is consist of 128 players.
Gentlemen’s doubles, it is consist of 64 players.
Ladies’ singles, it is consist of 128 players.
Ladies’ doubles, it is consist of 64 players.
Mixed doubles, it is consist of 48 players.
- Invitation events
There are also seven invitation events in the tournament, which consist of several pairs, described below.
Senior gentleman’s invitation doubles, it is consist of 8 pairs.
Gentlemen’s invitation doubles, it is consist of 8 pairs.
Gentlemen’s wheelchair singles
Gentlemen’s wheelchair doubles, it is consist of 4 pairs.
Ladies’ invitation doubles, it is consist of 8 pairs.
Ladies’ wheelchair singles
Ladies’ wheelchair doubles, it is consist of 4 pairs.
Prizes and awards in tournaments
Many prizes and awards are given to the players who came in positions at the top of the tournament. Here we are discussing some of the categories of prizes given to the players such as Winners, Runner-up, losing semifinal, losing quarterfinal, first-round loser, second-round loser, third-round loser, and fourth-round loser are given with the prospective amount each.