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The origin of tennis

The origin of tennis was believed to have come from Northern France around the 12th century, the game was called jeu de paume, which was initially played using the palms of our hands and t...

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The early beginnings of the Wimbledon

the very first Wimbledon championship happened on July 9, 1877 at 3:30 in the afternoon. It took place in beside London and Worple road, Wimbledon.

There were twenty-two men who each paid a g...

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From Worple Rd to Church Rd

Before the first world war insinuated, the Wimbledon club realized the inadequacy of their current capacity at the Worple Road. They then decided to transfer to Church Road, to the north of Wimbled...

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The Prize Money

No one officially "won" anything for competing up until 1968. During the early years of the Wimbledon, many of the competitors would pay money out of their own pocket just for the opportunity to be...

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The one-of-a-kind tourney

In 1947, Hans Redl of Austria progressed to the fourth round of the Men's Singles event at the Wimbledon. The catch however is that Redl had only his right arm with him to ...

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The Saint and The Sinner

Reverend John Thorneycroft was the third man to ever win the Wimbledon Men's Singles. He was a devout and religious man who wasn't expecting to reach the latter stages of the Wimbl...

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The Championships and The War

Due to the first world war, the Championships were suspended from 1915-19 but the All England Club survived due to donations from members and wealthy benefactors. 

By the time that the h...

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The Max Factor and the Matthews Final

In 1921, Max Woosnam won the Men's Doubles with Randolph Lycett. Max was greatly known for his exploits with balls of a slightly larger nature where he played cent...

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