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However, the proximity of other more established teams, such as Chelsea and Fulham and the small size of its ground meant that the club struggled to increase its fan base to the size needed to maintain a top-flight team.
In the team was relegated from the top division of English football after 14 years. Wimbledon moved into a stadium at Plough Lane in and played there for 79 years until beginning a ground share with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park near Croydon , as their progress through the Football League meant that redeveloping Plough Lane to the required modern standards was impractical.
The stadium stood dormant for 10 years until it was finally demolished in A housing development now occupies the site. In May , an FA commission controversially allowed the owners of the club to relocate 70 miles north to the town of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire , despite protests from fans.
The club also won the Combined Counties League Premier Challenge Cup in and the Surrey Senior Cup in to complete consecutive league and cup doubles, in one of which finishing the season unbeaten in the league.
There is now a permanent display in Morden Library. The club returned to their namesake town permanently in November , moving to the newly built Plough Lane stadium.
For many years Wimbledon Stadium hosted to Greyhound racing , as well as Stock car racing and Speedway. Speedway began at Wimbledon Stadium in The local team, the "Dons" , was successful over the decades.
The track re-opened in and the Dons operated in the top flight for many years. In the Dons' last season, , the team finished second in The National Conference League, but after the collapse of lease-renewal talks with the Greyhound Racing Association owners of the stadium , the high increase in rent required meant the team was wound up.
The stadium was demolished in There are two active running clubs in Wimbledon called Hercules Wimbledon and the Wimbledon Windmilers. Both clubs includes some top athletes as well as beginners.
A Parkrun is held every Saturday morning. Mullholland as the Wimbledon Theatre, on the site of a large house with spacious grounds.
It opened on 26 December with the pantomime Jack and Jill. Lionel Bart's Oliver! The theatre was saved from redevelopment by the Ambassador Theatre Group in The golden statue on the dome depicts Laetitia , the Roman Goddess of Gaiety, and was an original fixture back in Laetitia is holding a laurel crown as a symbol of celebration.
The statue was removed during the Second World War , as it was thought to be a direction finder for German bombers. It was eventually replaced in The theatre contains two performance spaces — a seat main auditorium and a seat studio dedicated to early-year performances.
Polka also has a creative learning studio, a garden, an outdoor playground, an indoor play area, exhibition spaces, and a cafe.
It is a producing theatre, which also tours shows nationally and internationally, and provides a range of education and community engagement programmes for children as a registered charity  and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
In literature, Wimbledon provides the principal setting for several comic novels by author Nigel Williams including the best-selling The Wimbledon Poisoner and They Came from SW19 , as well as for Elisabeth Beresford 's series of children's stories about the Wombles.
Wimbledon was given as the site where the sixth Martian invasion cylinder landed in H. Each October thousands attend the Wimbledon BookFest, which has been running since Over 60 events are held around Wimbledon, including at the Big Tent on the Common.
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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. Get to know the area. It is best known for the All England Lawn Tennis Championships or often just referred to as Wimbledon held every summer and which form part of the worldwide tennis grand slam series.
This is the oldest tennis championship in the world. The quickest route into Wimbledon from central London is usually via a combination of Tube and the National Rail.
Though the District Line is the most obvious choice from central London, it is usually the least efficient.
Trains depart every 3—5 minutes from Waterloo to Wimbledon during week days with a journey time of about 15 minutes South West Trains operates this service.
Wimbledon Station has two entrances, one at the front of the station serving as a drop off point for cars and a taxi stop and one to the side that leads to buses and a shopping mall.
Disabled access to the 10 platforms are by lifts. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt in , Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass , which is widely considered as the classic tennis court.
The tournament traditionally took place over two weeks in late June and early July, starting on the last Monday in June and culminating with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Finals, scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday at the end of the second week.
However, changes to the tennis calendar in have seen the event moved back by a week to begin in early July.
Wimbledon traditions include a strict all-white dress code for competitors and royal patronage. Strawberries and cream are traditionally consumed at the tournament.
The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts, with the exception of Rolex , which provides timekeeping technology during matches, and Robinsons barley water.
In , Wimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain. A roof was operational over No.
A new code of laws, replacing the code administered by the Marylebone Cricket Club , was drawn up for the event. Today's rules are similar except for details such as the height of the net and posts and the distance of the service line from the net.
The inaugural Wimbledon Championship started on 9 July and the Gentlemen's Singles was the only event held. The rain delayed it four more days and thus, on July 19, , the final was played.
Spencer Gore , an old Harrovian rackets player, defeated William Marshall , and in 48 minutes. Gore was presented with the silver challenge cup, valued at 25 guineas and donated by the sports magazine The Field , as well as a prize money of 12 guineas.
About spectators paid one shilling each to watch the final. The lawns at the ground were arranged so that the principal court was in the middle with the others arranged around it, hence the title " Centre Court ".
The opening of the new No. By , activity at the club was almost exclusively confined to lawn tennis and that year the word "croquet" was dropped from the title.
However, for sentimental reasons it was restored in In , the club added Ladies' Singles and Gentlemen's Doubles competitions.
Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles events were added in As with the other three Major or Grand Slam events, Wimbledon was contested by top-ranked amateur players; professional players were prohibited from participating.
This changed with the advent of the open era in The Championship was first televised in In the period of , no tournament was organized due to World War I.
During World War II , the tournament was not held in the period The championships did go ahead in even though the damage meant that 1, seats were lost.
The organisers were unable to repair the damaged section until and the Centre Court was fully restored and renovated for the edition.
In and Wimbledon was held before the French Championships and was thus the second Grand Slam tennis event of the year.
Wimbledon is widely considered the world's premier tennis tournament and the priority of the club is to maintain its leadership.
To that end a long-term plan was unveiled in , intended to improve the quality of the event for spectators, players, officials and neighbours.
Stage two — involved the removal of the old No. Stage three — has been completed with the construction of an entrance building, club staff housing, museum, bank and ticket office.
A new retractable roof was built in time for the championships, marking the first time that rain did not stop play for a lengthy time on Centre Court.
The first match to be played in its entirety under the new roof took place between Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka on 29 June The Men's Singles Final on 8 July , between Roger Federer and Murray, was the first singles final to be partially played under the roof, which was activated during the third set.
A new seat No. Since that time, the club's activities have been formally conducted separately from those of The Championships.
In , the All England Club hosted the Summer Olympic Games and became the first Olympic grass court tournament since tennis was reintroduced as an Olympic sport and the first to be held at a Grand Slam venue in the Open era.
In April , Wimbledon unveiled its 'Master Plan' a vision in which to improve the championships over the next 10—15 years.
This was in large part due to other Grand Slam tournaments such as the French Open and Australian Open also announcing expansion and re-development plans.
New member and player facilities are currently being constructed by Willmott Dixon for completion in On 19 October , it was announced that a tie-break will be played if the score reaches 12—12 in the final set of any match; this will apply to all competitions including in qualifying, singles, and doubles.
As a result of the COVID global pandemic , the All England Club announced on 1 April that the entire grass-court season was to be cancelled as a public safety precaution, marking the first time a Wimbledon tournament would not be played since World War II and for the first time in the Open Era every major tennis event cancelled.
However, the sheer number of people who still would have needed to be on site led the board to realise "that wasn't going to be a workable option".
Wimbledon consists of five main events, four junior events and seven invitation events. Matches in the Gentlemen's Singles and Gentlemen's Doubles are best-of-five sets; all other events are best-of-three sets.
Up to and including the tournament, a tiebreak game is played if the score reaches 6—all in any set except the fifth in a five-set match or the third in a three-set match , in which case a two-game lead must be reached.
Since , a final set tiebreak game is played if the score in the final set reaches 12—all. All events are single-elimination tournaments , [g] except for the Gentlemen's, Senior Gentlemen's and the Ladies' Invitation Doubles, which are round-robin tournaments.
Up to , the winners of the previous year's competition except in the Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles were automatically granted byes into the final round then known as the challenge round.
This led to many winners retaining their titles in successive years, as they were able to rest while their opponent competed from the start of the competition.
Since , the prior year's champions were required to play all the rounds, like other tournament competitors. Each year the tournament begins on the last Monday in June or first Monday in July, two weeks after the Queen's Club Championships , which is one of the men's major warm-up tournaments, together with the Gerry Weber Open , which is held in Halle, Germany , during the same week.
Other grass-court tournaments before Wimbledon are Eastbourne , Great Britain, and Rosmalen in the Netherlands, both combining mixed events.
The other women's warm-up tournament for Wimbledon is Birmingham , also in Great Britain. The men's event which is outside Europe before Wimbledon is the Antalya open in Turkey.
Wimbledon is scheduled for 14 days, beginning on a Monday and ending on a Sunday. Before it ended a day earlier, with the women's singles final on the Friday and the men's singles final on the Saturday.
Traditionally, unlike the other three tennis Grand Slams, there is no play on the "Middle Sunday", which is considered a rest day.
However, rain has forced play on the Middle Sunday four times, in , , and On the first of these four occasions, Wimbledon staged a "People's Sunday", with unreserved seating and readily available, inexpensive tickets, allowing those with more limited means to sit on the show courts.
The second Monday at Wimbledon is often called "Manic Monday", because it is the busiest day with the last matches for both men's and women's singles, where fans have a pick of watching on a single day, any of the best 32 players left; which is also unique in a Grand Slam singles competition.
Since , the championships have begun one week later than in previous years, extending the gap between the tournament and the French Open from two to three weeks.
Both the men's and ladies' singles consist of players. Both tournaments have 8 wild card entrants, with the remainder in each made up of qualifiers.
Since the tournament, 32 players have been given seedings in the Gentlemen's and Ladies' singles, 16 teams in the doubles events.
The system of seeding was introduced during the Wimbledon Championships. This was a simplified version allowing countries to nominate four players who were placed in different quarters of the draw.
This system was replaced for the Wimbledon Championships and from then on players were seeded on merit. The first players to be seeded as no.
The Committee of Management decide which players receive wildcards. Usually, wild cards are players who have performed well during previous tournaments or would stimulate public interest in Wimbledon by participating.
Players and pairs who neither have high enough rankings nor receive wild cards may participate in a qualifying tournament held one week before Wimbledon at the Bank of England Sports Ground in Roehampton.
The singles qualifying competitions are three-round events. From singles qualification will increase to players and no doubles qualification will occur.
There is no qualifying tournament for Mixed Doubles. Players are admitted to the junior tournaments upon the recommendations of their national tennis associations, on their International Tennis Federation world rankings and, in the case of the singles events, on the basis of a qualifying competition.
The Committee of Management determines which players may enter the four invitational events. The Committee seeds the top players and pairs on the basis of their rankings, but it can change the seedings based on a player's previous grass court performance.
Since a seeding committee has not been required for the Gentlemen's Singles following an agreement with the ATP. In , the title was won by Richard Krajicek , who was originally unseeded ranked 17th, and only 16 players were seeded but was promoted to a seeded position still with the number 17 when Thomas Muster withdrew before the tournament.
No unseeded player has captured the Ladies' Singles title; the lowest seeded female champion was Venus Williams , who won in as the 23rd seed; Williams was returning from an injury that had prevented her playing in previous tournaments, giving her a lower ranking than she would normally have had.
Unseeded pairs have won the doubles titles on numerous occasions; the Gentlemen's Doubles champions were not only unseeded, but also for the first time ever qualifiers.
The change was made to improve durability and strengthen the sward to better withstand the increasing wear of the modern game. The main show courts, Centre Court and No.
The remaining 17 courts are regularly used for other events hosted by the club. The show courts were in action for the second time in three months in as Wimbledon hosted the tennis events of the Olympic Games.
One of the show courts is also used for home ties of the GB teams in the Davis Cup on occasions. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event played on grass courts.
At one time, all the Majors, except the French Open, were played on grass. The US Open abandoned grass in for green clay and the Australian Open did so in for hard courts ; the US Open eventually would adopt hard courts as well.
From to , Club's grounds were situated on four acres of meadowland between Worple Road and the railway line. In , the venue hosted the tennis events for the Summer Olympic Games.
After moving to a new place, the old ground then became the Girls' High School playing field. This new venue was larger and was needed to meet the ever-growing public demand.
Due to the possibility of rain during Wimbledon, a retractable roof was installed prior to the Championship.
The first full match played and completed under the roof featured Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka , played on the same date. The court has a capacity of 15, At its south end is the Royal Box, from which members of the Royal Family and other dignitaries watch matches.
Centre Court usually hosts the finals and semifinals of the main events, as well as many matches in the earlier rounds involving top-seeded players or local favourites.
The second most important court is No. The court was constructed in to replace the old No. The old No. The court was said to have had a unique, more intimate atmosphere and was a favourite of many players.
Construction of a new retractable roof on the No. The capacity of the stadium also rose by to 12, Since , a new No. To obtain planning permission , the playing surface is around 3.