Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Wimbledon 2013

Started in 1877, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the World and one of the four major tournaments of tennis making up the Grand Slam. It has the distinction of being the only major tennis tournament still played on grass.

The tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, culminating with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Final, scheduled for the second Saturday and Sunday respectively. Each year five major events are contested, as well as four junior events and three invitational events.

The tournament is notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. In 2009, Wimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain, a staple part of the British summer! Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors, the eating of strawberries and cream by the spectators, and Royal patronage.

Travel there in style with Chirton Grange chauffeurs for around £420 for 7 people all day.

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