Tuesday 17 May 2016

Wimbledon - Main Page

The Championships, Wimbledon is an annual tennis tournament held at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London. It is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is considered to be the most prestigious tennis tournament.

The Tournament is graced each year by members of the British and Foreign Royal Families.
Who is invited to the Royal Box?
The Royal Box has 74 seats. No tickets for the Royal Box are sold, admittance is by Invitation Only. Invitations are decided by the Chairman of the All England Club, Ian Hewittwith suggestions from All England Club, the Lawn Tennis Association and other people & organizations involved with the tournament. 

Mostly the people invited are:
  • British or Foreign Royals
  • Heads of Government
  • People involved in Tennis
    • Athletes & their family members
    • Coaches
    • Sport Commentators
    • Tennis Charities
    • etc.
  • People connected to Wimbledon's commercial partners
  • British Armed Forces
  • etc.
Those seated in the Royal Box are invited to the Clubhouse for lunch, tea and drinks at the end of each day of the tournament.

While we do see extended members of the Royal Family in the Royal box, most are usually invited only once per tournament. And will sit elsewhere if they attend other days. 

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club 
All England Club is the tennis club where the Wimbledon is held every year. It is located in Wimbledon, London in England.

Patron: Princess Kate (since 2017)

The Lawn Tennis Association 
The Lawn Tennis Association is the governing body of tennis in Britain. LTA works to promote tennis by supporting clubs, coaches, tournaments, etc., developing tennis programs, and creating initiatives to get more people to play Tennis.

Patron: Princess Kate (since 2017)
Honorary President: Duchess of Gloucester (1990's?)

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