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Qualifying begins: 20 June

The Draw: 24 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June

Order of Play: 26 June

Championships begin: 27 June

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Museum Exhibitions
Reinventing the Racket READ MORE

The current Museum exhibition is titled Reinventing the Racket.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum's latest exhibition features 87 rackets from the 1870s right up until the present day, and charts the evolution of the humble racket from a single piece of wood bent into shape with steam to a model complete with a smart chip that tracks on-court behaviour.

Some of the more rudimentary designs feature sheepskin grips and piano wire strings, while the exhibition also includes some decidedly wackier creations, like a racket-shaped vegetable dish.

Designed to highlight how the racket has continually been adapted to provide any sort of on-court advantage, it takes visitors through a chronological history of its development, and points out the key evolutionary jumps along the way.

The exhibition is currently open, and will be until 20th March 2017.

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