Friday, 21 October 2011

Wimbledon Tennis - Events & Schedule

Wimbledon includes five main events, four junior events and four invitation events.

The five main events, and the number of players (or teams, in the case of doubles) include the following: Gentlemen's Singles (128 draw), Ladies Singles (128 draw), Gentlemen's Doubles (64 draw), Ladies Doubles (64 draw), Mixed Doubles (48 draw).

Four junior events also known as Chimbledon (Children's Wimbledon), the four junior events and the number of players or teams include the following: Boys Singles (64 draw), Girls Singles (64 draw), Boys Doubles (32 draw), Girls Doubles (32 draw), No mixed doubles event is held at this level.

The five invitational and the number of pairs include the following: Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin), Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin), Ladies Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin), Gentlemen's Wheelchair Doubles (4 pairs), Ladies Wheelchair Doubles (4 pairs).

Wimbledon begins on the Monday falling between 20 and 26 June annually. Wimbledon begins two weeks after the Queen's Club Championships, which is one of the men's major warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon. Another important men's warm-up tournament is the Gerry Weber Open, which is held in Halle, Germany during the same week as the Queen's Club Championships. Other important grass-court tournaments before Wimbledon are Eastbourne, England, and s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, both combining mixed events. The other women's warm-up tournament for Wimbledon is Birmingham, also in England. And to bring the grass court season to an end after the Championships each year there is a tournament held overseas at Newport, Rhode Island, US.

Wimbledon is scheduled for 13 days, beginning on a Monday and ending on a Sunday with the middle Sunday a designated rest day. The five main events span both weeks, but the youth and invitational events are held mainly during the second week. Traditionally, there is no play on the "Middle Sunday", which is considered a rest day. However, three times in the Championship's history rain has forced play on the Middle Sunday that is in 1991, 1997, and 2004. On each of these occasions, Wimbledon has staged a "People's Sunday", with unreserved seating and readily available, low rate tickets, allowing those with more limited means to sit on the show courts. Moreover, if the tournament is not completed by the end of the second Sunday, all remaining matches are postponed until "People's Monday".

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