Visit London for The All England Championships Wimbledon 2011
The 2001 Wimbledon Championship will be held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London England from June 20 to July 3, 2011. It will be the 125th Edition of The Championships, Wimbledon and the 3rd Grand Slam event for the 2011 ATP World Tour and the 2011 WTA Tour. Serviced City Pads.
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) based in Aorangi Park, Wimbledon is a private members club. It is best known for the Wimbledon Championships, the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass. Initially an amateur event that occupied club members and their friends for a few days each summer, the championships have becomefar more prominent than the club itself. However it still operates as a members tennis club, with many courts in use all year round.Serviced City Pads.The patron of the club is Queen Elizabeth II, and the President is H.R.H The Duke of Kent.
The club was founded in 1868 at the height of a croquet craze as the All England Croquet Club, and held yts first croquet competition in 1870. Its original ground was situated off Worple Road, Wimbledon. Croquet was very popular there until the then infant sport of lawn tennis. The first tennis championship in men’s singles were held in 1877, to raise money for a pony drawn roller for its croquet lawns, when it changed its name to The All England and Lawn Tennis Club. That year Winbledonserves were made underarm. The Champion Spencer Gore, opined that ”Lawn Tennis will never rank amoung our great games. Serviced City Pads.
The Wimbledon Championship
Among features that differeniate The Championship from other Grand Slams are that they are played on grass courts, they require players to wear white, and they schedule a day off on the middle Sunday of the tournament. The winner of the mens singles Championship recieves the gold trophy inscribed with the words ‘The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World’. Serviced City Pads.
The Championships attract attendence of 450,000 people. Ninety per cent of the financial surplus that the club generates from running The Championship are used to develop tennis in Great Britain; from 1998 – 2008 the surplus ranged from £25-£33 million per year.Serviced City Pads.
The Club has 375 full members, about 100 temporary playing members, and a number of honorary members, including past Wimbledon singles champions and people who have rendered distinguished service to the game. In order to become a full or temporary member, an applicant must obtain certain letters of support from four existing members, two of whom must have known the applicant for at least three years. The name is then added to the candidates list. Hononary members are elected fromm time to time by the clubs committee. Membership carries with it the right to purchase two tickets for each day of the Wimbledon Championships.