Qualifying begins: 26 June
The Draw: 30 June
Pre-event Press Conferences: 1 & 2 July
Order of Play: 2 July
Championships begin: 3 July
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22 March 2018 – 3 February 2019
Did you know that croquet, not tennis, was the first sport to grace Wimbledon’s lawns? The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018.
The Club was central to the early formation of croquet as an organised sport. This exhibition explores the development of the modern game of croquet from its medieval foundations to the present day.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum’s collection contains over 20,000 objects that chronicle the history of lawn tennis from a popular pastime to the world class sporting tournament that is The Championships.
Since its founding in the 1970s, the museum has expanded its collection to include a wide variety of artefacts. These range from a c1555 book on the game of tennis, to the balls used in the 2014 Gentlemen’s Singles final. The collection also includes some unusual tennis themed objects such as toys and teapots.