This Day In History - First Wimbledon Tournament - 1877

First Wimbledon Tournament - 1877

Friday, July 9, 2021

All Day

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Event Description

On July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, then an outer-suburb of London. Twenty-one amateurs showed up to compete in the Gentlemen's Singles tournament, the only event at the first Wimbledon. The winner was to take home a 25-guinea trophy.

Event Location

London, England