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Tennis is one of the most popular sports in London. Although it is a sport practiced by a medium-high class population, it has experienced a rapid expansion throughout the world.

In London there are lots of tennis clubs, and the government promotes this sport for young children. However, besides the competitiveness of English clubs and players, the most attractive tennis event in London is the Wimbledon Grand Slam.

Wimbledon is the unique Grand Slam practiced on grass courts. It is one of the most prestigious international tournaments and is well-known as the oldest tennis championship of the world. This top event takes place every June/July and it takes about 15 days.

The world best players meet in London every year, to compete for Wimbledon’s glory, attracting thousands of tennis lovers from all around the world. It doesn’t matter if you are a tennis lover or not, Wimbledon is a major event that presents elegancy and inspires admiration.

Wimbledon Champions

Player Nationality Titles
William Renshaw British 7
Pete Sampras U.S 7
Roger Federer Swiss 6
Björn Borg Swedish 5
Anthony Wilding Australian 4
Rod Laver Australian 4

 

The Centre Court is the modern and stunning stadium where top players are faced in Wimbledon. It was constructed in 1922 and it is the most famous stadium of the world. Download Printable 3D Map of the Grounds (PDF).

Along history it was modified in different opportunities in order to improve its facilities, being the last news the set up of a sliding roof that ensures the match could finish properly, without depending of the London’s rainy climate.

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Article last updated on Jan 2012

 

Author: joinengland

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