Fly by Private Jet to Wimbledon
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hard court in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass. The event takes place over a span of two weeks and begins Monday July 2 through Sunday July 15, 2018.
Following traditions, all competitors must be dressed in suitable attire which is almost entirely white. Eating of strawberries & cream by the spectators, and Royal patronage is also part of the rich heritage of the tournament. The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. Unlike other major sporting events, Wimbledon is also noted for the absence of sponsors and advertising around the courts. In 2009, Wimbledon’s Centre Court got itself a retractable roof to avoid time loss due to rain. In 1884, Ladies’ Singles and Gentlemen’s Doubles were introduced. Miss Maud Watson won the first Ladies’ Singles competition. The Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles tournaments were added in 1913. Novak Djokovic is the reigning men’s champions while Jean-Julien Rojer / Horia Tecau are the current doubles’ champions. William Renshaw, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer have the highest No of singles title (men) with seven each. Todd Woodbridge has the highest doubles title (men) with nine. Serena Williams is the reigning women’s champions while Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis are the current doubles’ champions. Martina Navratilova has the highest No of singles title with nine. Elizabeth Ryan has the highest doubles title (women) with 12. Leander Paes / Martina Hingis are the reigning mixed doubles champions. Ken Fletcher, Vic Seixas, Owen Davidson, Leander Paes have the highest No of mixed doubles championships (men) with four each. Elizabeth Ryan (female) has seven.
Airports Near Wimbledon
18 miles: London, United Kingdom (BQH / EGKB) London Biggin Hill Airport
20 miles: London, United Kingdom (LON) London Metropolitan Area
31 miles: London, United Kingdom (LHR / EGLL) London Heathrow Airport
32 miles: London, United Kingdom (LGW / EGKK) London Gatwick Airport