One tournament easily comes to mind when discussing prestige and manicured tennis lawns. If you need hints after that, we can discuss the all white attire. If you don’t know what we’re talking about at this point, you cannot call yourself a tennis fan.
Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, is back June 29-July 12 and is like always, hosted in London, England. It has been held at the All England Club in London since 1877. Wimbledon traditions, such as the strict dress code for competitors and the eating of strawberries and cream by the spectators, create an aura that is second to none in the sport of tennis. The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. Wimbledon is the only Major still played on grass, the game’s original surface.
It is not only considered a grand sporting event, but also a major sporting tradition in England.
Wimbledon hosts five main events, including: Gentlemen’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Novak Djokovic was the winner of the Gentlemen’s Singles in 2014. It was his second Wimbledon Singles title after winning the tournament in 2011. Djokovic is currently No. 1 in the ATP Men Singles rankings and will be eager to defend his title.
Petra Kvitova was the winner of the Ladies’ Singles in 2014. It was her second Major Women’s Singles title and her second at Wimbledon. Kvitova is currently No. 4 in the ATP Singles Women rankings.
Owing to huge demand for Wimbledon tickets, the Public Ballot (since 1924) is still regarded as the fairest way to distribute Show Court tickets. This option is open to everyone but has always been substantially oversubscribed. Every year, tickets are high in demand by fans from all over the world and thousands of fans flock to London to see the high-status tournament.
If you are a huge tennis fan, or you want to experience the oldest tennis tournament in history, you don’t have to miss out on seeing this magnificent tournament, live from the stands. Hipmunk.com offers London flights from anywhere in the U.S. Hipmunk also enables you to reserve hotels in London for as little as $22 per night, and there are several different options for less than$50 per night. If you’re looking to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Wimbledon, you can certainly find a way to make it not too pricey.
Come see the best tennis players in the world face off in the sport’s highest-regarded tournament. Players in this year’s field include: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Carolina Wozniacki and Simona Halep.