However it came into being, croquet developed into a craze in the 1860’s and was a must-have inclusion in any fashionable garden party. The rules were established in 1866 by Walter Jones Whitmore at Chastleton House in the Cotswolds before being published by The Field Magazine. Wimbledon established the All England Croquet Club in 1868. […]
The History of Wimbledon – Part 2
After each of the five major competitions are completed, the traditional Wimbledon trophies are presented to the winners. Having been forced to replace the Field Cup in 1883, as well as the Challenge Cup in 1886, the Club made the decision that all trophies from that point would no longer belong to the winners of […]
The History of Wimbledon – Part 1
Wimbledon is the world’s oldest tennis tournament and perhaps the most famous. Since the very first tournament some 141 years ago in 1877, London’s All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club has been hosting the Championships, which take begins its 14-day run in late June, before ending in early July.