The history and development of the Wimbledon Championship in the UK

One of the most important developments in tennis history has been the introduction of the Wimbledon Championship. The tournament captured the public’s imagination and before the first champions started to emerge, the first of them was William Renshaw.

In the following years, the sport became extremely popular, not only in the UK but all over the world. America’s May Sutton became the tournament’s first international player in 1905, the year Wimbledon attracted 71 players.

The development of the Wimbledon Championship

The tournaments continued to grow with games that became very spectacular in the 1930s, led by British players like Don Budge and Fred Perry and international stars such as Henri Lacoste. Photographs of the tournaments held during those days reveal the tennis fashion that seemed odd to us these days, with men in trousers and women playing with long skirts on socks.

The Championship became a center for tennis. Also, it became a center fashion. American Bunny Austin shocking audiences in 1933 by stepping out into the courtyard in shorts. In the 1930s, there was an important event in tennis history. The game was presented to the audience all around the world.

However, there was a sudden end to all of this with the outbreak of World War II in 1939. This event closed the championships until 1946. The sport was transformed by generation after the war. There were technical improvements added to it, turned it into a sophisticated entertainment for the increasingly prosperous middle class.

Australian football strikers such as Roy Emerson and Rod Laver dominated the sport in the 1960s. And with the development of television, the game was introduced to the wider public, making this tennis game possible. became an international sport that attracted huge amounts of money. Wimbledon was first shown in color television in 1967.

During the 70s and 80s, the sport was dominated by a new legion of internationally renowned players, and the crowd was captivated by greats such as the graceful Bjorn Borg, antics. Jimmy Connors’ brutality and John McEnroe’s rage.

Tennis tournaments for women

Women’s tournaments are noted with big names like Sue Barker, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and Martina Navratilova. Virginia Wade is England’s top female player, the last British to win the championship in 1977.

The tournament prize money continued to increase along with the contours of the players’ costumes. In 1986, a yellow tennis ball was applied for the first time, so the speedball is more visible on TV cameras.


Wimbledon as the largest tennis tournament in the UK (Part 2)

The playing field in Wimbledon

Wimbledon has 19 yards, all of which are grass. This is the traditional pitch (tennis on the pitch) of the British. On the pitch the ball goes fast, bouncing low and uneven. Therefore it is usually adapted to players with a knack for serving and serving on the net (serve and volley).

The pitch is playing at Wimbledon

The only special case is Bjorn Borg. This is the previous tennis player from clay-court rarely hit the net. He won Wimbledon for 5 consecutive years (1976-1980).

Due to the weather in London or rain during the tournament. They decided to install a movable roof on the yard, which was completed in 2009. The original No. 1 stadium attached to the Central Stadium was rebuilt in 1997. Replaced with a new grandstand that has a larger capacity.

It is said that the original Stadium No. 1 has a very unique atmosphere, loved by many players. Therefore, changing it has upset many people. Stadium No. 1 is also a venue for some important matches such as the quarterfinals of the singles. There is a huge TV screen outside for people gathered on a tall lawn to watch.

The No. 2 pitch is dubbed the “Tombs of Champions” because many of the players in the class lost to lower-ranked players. The victims included Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras…

The boy and the girl pick up the ball

In matches at the tournament, the girls and the boy picked up the ball, also known as the BBG. They play an important role in helping the tournament go smoothly. Since 1947 the ball-gathering force has been provided by the Goldings School of the Barnardo’s charity.

Since 2005, the BBG teams are six people, two on either side of the net, four on the corners. The ball pick-up is paid a total of £ 120 to £ 180 per person after 13 days. This depends on the amount of time involved.

Each BBG is allowed to keep all the costumes. Usually includes three to four t-shirts, two or three shorts or a skort (skirt with inner shorts), tracksuit, 12 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of wristbands, 1 hat, a water bottle bag, a book bag, and shoes.

The first potential BBGs will be recommended by the school principal for consideration. Applicants who wish to be selected must pass the written examination of the tennis rules. Moreover, they must pass the ki post

Sports industry

What are the most popular sports in the UK besides football?

Here are the most popular sports in the UK besides football.


Tennis is a famous sport played by 2 people (singles) or two teams in which each team of 2 people (doubles). This sport originated in the field of tennis in England in the 19th century.

Based on the world rankings of the current Professional Tennis Association (ATP), the top 3 top players are from Europe. These are Novak Djokovic from Siberia, Roger Federer from Switzerland and Andy Murray from England.

The world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament is the Wimbledon.

The tournament takes place every year in London at All England Club, Wimbledon. The 2010 tennis match at the Wimbledon Championship was the longest with 11 hours and 5 minutes.

The most experienced player in the world is European – Croatian Ivo Karlovic, who is still not retired at 36.


Another popular sport in Europe is Golf and originated in the 15th century in Scotland. Today, in Europe, there are more than 300 million fans of the sport.

The most famous golf tournament is the Ryder Club tournament. The tournament takes place every two years between teams including top European golfers and the best golfers from the US.

Among professional sports, golf is the only sport where the player with the least score is the winner. Scotland, the birthplace of golf, is home to more than five hundred golf courses today.

Top European golfers include Rory Mcllory from Northern Ireland, Henrik Stenson from Sweden and Lee Westwood from England. In addition to the aforementioned sports, Europeans also love many other sports at both national and international levels such as rugby, hockey, volleyball and basketball.

Table tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a famous sport not only in Asia but also in Europe. The game consists of 2 or 4 players hitting the ball back and forth on the table. The International Table Tennis Federation organizes tournaments around the world.

The British father and son, Peter and Daniel Ives have set the world record for the longest pairing with a total time of 8 hours 40 minutes. Their names were recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.

European countries honored with Olympics medals include Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden and Yugoslavia. Besides, rofessional table tennis federations in Europe are government sponsored. Sweden is the only country in Europe and the only one in the world to eradicate Chinese table tennis dominance in the world.