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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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Prize money for The Championships. READ MORE

The All England Club will award a total of £28.1m in prize money to competitors at The Championships, 2016. The Gentlemen's and Ladies' Singles Champions will each receive £2m.

Full breakdown of 2016 prize money (PDF)

Prize Money history

Year Gentlemen's Singles Gentlemen's Doubles (pair) Ladies' Singles Ladies' Doubles (pair) Mixed Doubles (pair) Total for meeting
  £ £ £ £ £ £
1968 2,000 800 750 500 450 26,150
1969 3,000 1,000 1,500 600 500 33,370
1970 3,000 1,000 1,500 600 500 41,650
1971 3,750 750 1,800 450 375 37,790
1972 5,000 1,000 3,000 600 500 50,330
1973 5,000 1,000 3,000 600 500 52,400
1974 10,000 2,000 7,000 1,200 1,000 97,100
1975 10,000 2,000 7,000 1,200 1,000 114,875
1976 12,500 3,000 10,000 2,400 2,000 157,740
1977 15,000 6,000 13,500 5,200 3,000 222,540
1978 19,000 7,500 17,100 6,500 4,000 279,023
1979 20,000 8,000 18,000 6,930 4,200 277,066
1980 20,000 8,400 18,000 7,276 4,420 293,464
1981 21,600 9,070 19,400 7,854 4,770 322,136
1982 41,667 16,666 37,500 14,450 6,750 593,366
1983 66,600 26,628 60,000 23,100 12,000 978,211
1984 100,000 40,000 90,000 34,700 18,000 1,461,896
1985 130,000 47,500 117,000 41,100 23,400 1,934,760
1986 140,000 48,500 126,000 42,060 25,200 2,119,780
1987 155,000 53,730 139,500 46,500 27,900 2,470,020
1988 165,000 57,200 148,500 49,500 29,700 2,612,126
1989 190,000 65,870 171,000 56,970 34,200 3,133,749
1990 230,000 94,230 207,000 81,510 40,000 3,819,730
1991 240,000 98,330 216,000 85,060 41,720 4,010,970
1992 265,000 108,570 240,000 93,920 46,070 4,416,820
1993 305,000 124,960 275,000 108,100 53,020 5,048,450
1994 345,000 141,350 310,000 122,200 60,000 5,682,170
1995 365,000 149,540 328,000 129,300 63,500 6,025,550
1996 392,500 160,810 353,000 139,040 68,280 6,465,910
1997 415,000 170,030 373,500 147,010 72,200 6,884,952
1998 435,000  178,220  391,500  154,160  75,700  7,207,590 
1999 455,000  186,420  409,500  167,770  79,180  7,595,330 
2000 477,500  195,630  430,000  176,070  83,100 8,056,480 
2001 500,000  205,000  462,500  189,620  87,000  8,525,280 
2002 525,000 210,000  486,000  194,250  88,500  8,825,320 
2003 575,000  210,000  535,000  194,250 88,500  9,373,990 
2004 602,500  215,000  560,500  200,000  90,000  9,707,280 
2005 630,000  218,500  600,000  203,250  90,000  10,085,510 
2006 655,000  220,690  625,000  205,280  90,000  10,378,710 
2007 700,000  222,900  700,000  222,900  90,000  11,282,710 
2008 750,000  230,000  750,000  230,000  92,000  11,812,000 
2009 850,000  230,000  850,000  230,000  92,000  12,550,000 
2010 1,000,000  240,000  1,000,000  240,000  92,000  13,725,000 
2011 1,100,000  250,000  1,100,000  250,000  92,000 

14,600,000 

2012 1,150,000 260,000 1,150,000 260,000 92,000

16,060,000

2013 1,600,000 300,000 1,600,000 300,000 92,000

22,560,000

2014 1,760,000 325,000 1,760,000 325,000 96,000

25,000,000

2015 1,880,000 340,000 1,880,000 340,000 100,000

26,750,000

 

Finance

Funds generated by The Championships, less tax, are used by the LTA to develop tennis in Great Britain.

In December 2008, the Club and the LTA agreed that the LTA would benefit from receiving 90 per cent of any distributable financial surplus resulting from The Championships until at least 2053.

AELTC would acquire the LTA's 50 per cent share of ownership in All England Lawn Tennis Ground plc (the company which owns the Wimbledon tennis site and facilities). Capital therefore became freed up in 2013 for the LTA to invest in British tennis and its facilities at all levels.

For the Club, who originally gave this 50 per cent shareholding to the LTA in 1934, the transaction returns to the Club full ownership and control of the site, enabling it to continue its central objective to maintain The Championships as the premier tennis event in the world, with facilities to match.

Purchase Towels

Championship Surplus

1877-1933

YEAR

SURPLUS

YEAR

SURPLUS

1877

(1)

1905

£2,104

1878

(1)

1906

£2,263

1879

£116

1907

£1,268

1880

£306

1908

£1,165

1881

£541

1909

£1,103

1882

£344

1910

£1,760

1883

£426

1911

£2,401

1884

£614

1912

£2,292

1885

£797

1922

£7,009

1886

£535

1923

£8,121

1887

£276

1913

£3,518

1888

£530

1914

£5,741

1889

£436

1919

£6,769

1890

£321

1920

£6,430

1891

£256

1921

£2,950

1892

£318

1922

£7,009

1893

£270

1923

£8,121

1894

£218

1924

£16,742

1895

-£33

1925

£17,165

1896

£142

1926

£17,372

1897

£132

1927

£18,676

1898

£70

1928

£13,973

1899

£200

1929

£16,160

1900

£311

1930

£27,224

1901

£735

1931

£18,408

1902

£548

1932

£22,936

1903

£780

1933

£25,380

1904

£1,291

   


1934 - present

YEAR

SURPLUS

YEAR

SURPLUS

1934

£24,413

1976

£184,516

1935

£24,349

1977

£501,616

1936

£25,571

1978

£515,976

1937

£27,367

1979

£306,737

1938

£24,217

1980

£420,810

1939

£23,705

1981

£1,068,952

1946

£25,100

1982

£1,530,585

1947

£21,881

1983

£2,751,154

1948

£30,101

1984

£4,252,193

1949

£35,803

1985

£5,373,444

1950

£30,875

1986

£6,200,848

1951

£41,088

1987

£7,154,990

1952

£35,227

1988

£7,670,657

1953

£69,417

1989

£9,202,486

1954

£60,445

1990

£9,620,856

1955

£61,983

1991

£11,990,761

1956

£59,416

1992

£14,282,940

1957

£50,233

1993

£16,419,974

1958

£51,458

1994

£27,876,306

1959

£50,964

1995

£27,932,657

1960

£51,926

1996

£29,125,964

1961

£48,521

1997

£31,002,000

1962

£46,607

1998

£33,078,748

1963

£58,310

1999

£30,222,804

1964

£57,712

2000

£31,136,610

1965

£55,270

2001

£32,044,906

1966

£49,041

2002

£25,626,034

1967

£60,054

2003

£25,869,917

1968

£37,310

2004

£26,840,761

1969

£73,685

2005

£27,035,130

1970

£57,245

2006

£25,544,765

1971

£66,973

2007

£25,001,737

1972

£64,993

2008

£25,666,827

1973

£58,048

2009

£29,170,015

1974

£87,478

2010

£31,002,330

1975

£87,478

2011  £35,173,814 

2012

£37,753,390 2013 £35,107,812

2014

£32,040,190    

Note: (I). No details available.

Note: From 1934 to 1955 a diminishing proportion of the surplus was allocated to The All England Club