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All England Lawn Tennis Club is founded (1868)

All England Lawn Tennis Club is founded (1868)

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, also known as the All England Club, based at Church Road, Wimbledon, is a private members’ club. It is best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships, the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass. Initially an amateur event that occupied club members and their friends for a few days each summer, the championships have become far more prominent than the club itself. However, it still operates as a members’ tennis club.

The Club was founded by six gentlemen at the height of a croquet craze as the All England Croquet Club, and held its first croquet competition in 1870. Its original ground was situated off Worple Road, Wimbledon.


Activity Ideas:

  • Print out and enjoy our Wimbledon themed activity pack – here
  • Enjoy key Wimbledon victories and achievements with our activity – here
  • Take part in some creative trophy making – here
  • Enjoy a table tennis activity that’s great for hand dexterity – here