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In the AELTC offered employment to wartime servicemen returning to civilian life during their demobilisation leave. In London Fire Brigade members joined the ranks of stewards.
The AELTC pays a subsistence allowance to servicemen and women working as stewards to defray their accommodation costs for the period of the Championships.
The Service Stewards are not to be confused with the Honorary Stewards. The majority of centre and show court tickets sold to the general public have since been made available by a public ballot that the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club holds at the start of the year.
Successful applicants are selected at random by a computer. Seats and days are allocated randomly and ballot tickets are not transferrable.
Fans who invest thus in the club receive a pair of tickets for every day of the Wimbledon Championships for the five years the investment lasts.
Wimbledon and the French Open are the only Grand Slam tournaments where fans without tickets for play can queue up and still get seats on the three show courts on the day of the match.
From , there is a single queue, allotted about seats for each court. When they join the queue, fans are handed queue cards. To get access to the show courts, fans will normally have to queue overnight.
The All-England Club allows overnight queuing and provides toilet and water facilities for campers. Early in the morning when the line moves towards the Grounds, stewards walk along the line and hand out wristbands that are colour-coded to the specific court.
The wrist band and payment is exchanged at the ticket office for the ticket when the grounds open. General admission to the grounds gives access to the outer courts and is possible without queuing overnight.
Tickets returned by people leaving early go on sale at 2: Queuing for the show courts ends after the quarter finals have been completed.
Wimbledon is notable for the longest running sponsorship in sports history due to its association with Slazenger who have supplied all tennis balls during the tournament since Until when its contract ended,  Radio Wimbledon could be heard within a five-mile radius on It operated under a Restricted Service Licence.
Presenters included Sam Lloyd and Ali Barton. Typically they worked alternate four-hour shifts until the end of the last match of the day. Regular guests included Sue Mappin.
In later years Radio Wimbledon acquired a second low-power FM frequency within the grounds only of Hourly news bulletins and travel using RDS were also broadcast.
Beginning with the tournament , an in-house operation known as Wimbledon Broadcasting Services WBS has served as the official host broadcaster of the tournament, replacing BBC Sport.
This can result in live matches being moved across all 3 channels. The BBC holds the broadcast rights for Wimbledon until John Barrett succeeded him in that role until he retired in The coverage is presented by Sue Barker live and Claire Balding highlights.
Highlights of the rest of the tournament must be provided by terrestrial stations; live coverage excepting the finals may be sought by satellite or cable TV.
The BBC was forced to apologise after many viewers complained about "over-talking" by its commentary team during the TV coverage of the event in It said in a statement that views on commentary were subjective but that they "do appreciate that over-talking can irritate our audience".
The BBC added that it hoped it had achieved "the right balance" across its coverage and was "of course sorry if on occasion you have not been satisfied".
Tim Henman and John McEnroe were among the ex-players commentating. Wimbledon was also involved in a piece of television history, when on 1 July the first official colour television broadcast took place in the UK.
Four hours live coverage of the Championships was shown on BBC Two, which was the first television channel in Europe to regularly broadcast in colour.
Beginning , all centre court matches are televised in 4K ultra-high-definition. A piece titled "A Sporting Occasion" is the traditional closing theme, though nowadays coverage typically ends either with a montage set to a popular song or with no music at all.
Mansfield also composed the piece "World Champion", used by NBC during intervals change-overs, set breaks, etc. Caroline Murphy was the presenter of the programme.
Live coverage was provided in the Irish language while they broadcast highlights in English at night. Live coverage started early in the morning the US being a minimum of 5 hours behind the UK and continued well into the afternoon, interspersed with commentary and interviews from Bud Collins , whose tennis acumen and in famous patterned trousers were well known to tennis fans in the US.
From to , premium channel HBO carried weekday coverage of Wimbledon. Since the tournament, all live coverage, including the Finals, has been exclusively on ESPN and ESPN2, marking the second major tennis championship after the Australian Open available in the United States exclusively on pay television although taped highlights from the tournament are presented at weekend afternoons on sister network ABC.
In Mexico , the Televisa family of networks has aired Wimbledon since the early s. Presently, most weekend matches are broadcast through Canal 5 with the weekday matches broadcast on the Televisa Deportes Network.
As Mexico is six hours behind the U. Although Mexico had begun broadcasting in colour in , Wimbledon continued to air in black and white in Mexico until colour television came to the United Kingdom in In Brazil, SporTV has exclusive rights to the broadcast.
Although there are some exceptions, as in Denmark, where the Danish channel TV3 Sport and Viaplay, holds the rights to show Wimbledon until In the Netherlands Center Court is shown live on Eurosport 1 and all other courts are shown live on the Eurosport Player.
In Australia , the free-to-air Nine Network covered Wimbledon for almost 40 years but decided to drop their broadcast following the tournament, citing declining ratings and desire to use money saved to bid on other sports coverage.
In April , it was announced that the Seven Network , the host broadcaster of the Australian Open, along with its sister channel 7Two would broadcast the event from Pay television network Fox Sports Australia also covers the event.
In India and its Subcontinental region, it is broadcast on Star Sports. In their new channel, TVNZ Duke also free-to-air , carried an alternative to the main feed, including for example matches on outside courts involving New Zealand players.
Fox Sports Asia holds broadcasting rights across Southeast Asia. Most matches are also available for viewing through internet betting websites and other live streaming services, as television cameras are set up to provide continuous coverage on nearly all the courts.
The trophy has been awarded since and bears the inscription: The actual trophy remains the property of the All England Club in their museum, so the champion receives a three-quarter size replica of the Cup bearing the names of all past Champions height The salver, which is The actual dish remains the property of the All England Club in their museum, so the champion receives a miniature replica bearing the names of all past Champions.
From to the replica was 8 inches in diameter, and since it has been a three-quarter size replica with a diameter of A trophy is awarded to each player in the Doubles pair, unlike the other Grand Slam tournaments where the winning Doubles duo shares a single trophy.
The runner-up in each event receives an inscribed silver plate. Prize money was first awarded in , the year that professional players were allowed to compete in the Championships for the first time.
In , Wimbledon changed this policy, awarding the same amounts per event category to both men and women. A further increase of 6. The bulk of the increases were given to players losing in earlier rounds.
Sergiy Stakhovsky , a member of the ATP Player Council and who was at the time ranked 68th, was among the most vocal in the push for higher pay for players who bow out in the earlier rounds.
In , the total prize money rose by Ranking points for the ATP and WTA have varied at Wimbledon through the years but at present singles players receive the following points:.
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Cultural developments included a Literary Institute by the early s and the opening of Wimbledon Library in Street names reflect events: The change of character of Wimbledon from village to small town was recognised under the Local Government Act , which formed Wimbledon Urban District with an elected council.
By , Wimbledon had established the beginnings of the Wimbledon School of Art at the Gladstone Road Technical Institute and acquired its first cinema and the theatre.
Unusually, the facilities at its opening included Turkish baths. By the s, residential expansion had peaked in Wimbledon and the new focus for local growth had moved to neighbouring Morden , which had remained rural until the arrival of the Underground at Morden station in Wimbledon station was rebuilt by the Southern Railway with a simple Portland stone facade for the opening of a new railway branch line from Wimbledon to Sutton in Damage to housing stock in Wimbledon and other parts of London during the Second World War led to a final major building phase, when many earlier Victorian houses with large grounds in Wimbledon Park were sub-divided into flats or demolished and replaced with apartment blocks.
Other parts of Wimbledon Park, which had previously escaped being built upon, saw local authority estates constructed by the borough council, to house some of those who had lost their homes.
Initially, the new administrative centre was at Wimbledon Town Hall, but it moved to the storey Crown House in Morden in the early s.
During the s and s, Wimbledon town centre struggled to compete commercially with more developed centres at Kingston and Sutton.
Part of the problem was the shortage of locations for large anchor stores to attract customers. After some years in which the council seemed unable to find a solution, The Centre Court shopping centre was developed on land next to the station, providing a much needed focus.
The shopping centre incorporated the old town hall building. A new portico, in keeping with the old work, was designed by Sir George Grenfell-Baines , who had worked on the original designs over fifty years before.
Wimbledon lies in the south-west area of London , south of Wandsworth , west of Mitcham , north of Sutton and east of Kingston upon Thames , on the outskirts of Greater London.
It is 7 miles The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is considered an affluent suburb with its grand Victorian houses, modern housing and low-rise apartments.
The majority of the adult population of around 68, adults belong to the ABC1 social group. Wimbledon is covered by several wards in the London Borough of Merton, making it difficult to produce statistics for the town as a whole.
Locals, newsagents, tradesman and Estate Agents refer to certain streets informally after their "street name" themes: At the time the Domesday Book was compiled around , Wimbledon was part of the manor of Mortlake.
The manor of Wimbledon changed hands many times during its history. Wimbledon formed the name of a larger borough of Wimbledon within the county of Surrey.
In the businesses in Wimbledon voted to introduce a Business Improvement District. In the s, at the bottom of the hill on land between the railway line and Worple Road, the All-England Croquet Club had begun to hold its annual championships.
But the popularity of croquet was waning as the new sport of lawn tennis began to spread, and after initially setting aside just one of its lawns for tennis, the club decided to hold its first Lawn Tennis Championship in July Wimbledon has also been well known for another period of sporting fame.
From a small, long-established non-League team, Wimbledon Football Club had from climbed quickly through the ranks of the Football League structure, reaching the highest national professional league in and winning the FA Cup against Liverpool in However, the proximity of other more established teams, such as Chelsea and Fulham and the small size of its ground meant that the club struggled to increase its fan base to the size needed to maintain a top-flight team.
In the team was relegated from the top division of English football after 14 years. Wimbledon moved into a stadium at Plough Lane in and played there for 79 years, until beginning a ground share with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park near Croydon , as their progress through the Football League meant that redeveloping Plough Lane to the required modern standards was impractical.
The stadium stood dormant for 10 years until it was finally demolished in A housing development now occupies the site.
In May , an FA commission controversially allowed the owners of the club to relocate 70 miles north to the town of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire , despite vehement fan protests.
This represented a previously unheard-of acceptance by the FA of American-style sports-team franchising, and the decision was universally criticised.
The club also won the Combined Counties League Premier Challenge Cup in and the Surrey Senior Cup in to complete consecutive league and cup doubles, in one of which finishing the season unbeaten in the league.
On 21 May , promotion to the football league was achieved when AFC Wimbledon won their Conference Premier play-off against Luton Town on penalty kicks after a goalless draw and extra time at City of Manchester Stadium This put Wimbledon back into English Football League , a remarkable achievement in such a short time.
In the s, the newly formed National Rifle Association held its first competition on Wimbledon Common. The association and the annual competition grew rapidly and by the early s, rifle ranges were established on the common.
In the competitions were lasting two weeks and attracting nearly 2, competitors, housed in temporary camps set up across the common.
By the s, however, the power and range of rifles had advanced to the extent that shooting in an increasingly populated area was no longer considered safe.
Wimbledon Village Stables is the oldest recorded riding stables in England. It offers horse-riding lessons and hacks on Wimbledon Common and in Richmond Park.
In the Rev. Daniel Lysons published The Environs of London: For many years Wimbledon Stadium hosted to Greyhound racing , as well as Stock car racing and Speedway.
Speedway began at Wimbledon Stadium in The local team, the "Dons" , was successful over the decades. The track re-opened in and the Dons operated in the top flight for many years.
In the s the track was home to two World Champions: Ronnie Moore and Barry Briggs. Greyhound racing and stock-car racing continue there.
There is an active running club in Wimbledon called the Windmilers. The club includes some top athletes as well as beginners.
A Parkrun is held every Saturday morning at 9 am. The course starts and finishes at the Windmill. Mullholland as the Wimbledon Theatre, on the site of a large house with spacious grounds.
It opened on 26 December with the pantomime Jack and Jill. The theatre was saved from redevelopment by the Ambassador Theatre Group in The golden statue on the dome depicts Laetitia , the Roman Goddess of Gaiety, and was an original fixture back in Laetitia is holding a laurel crown as a symbol of celebration.
The statue was removed during the Second World War , as it was thought to be a direction finder for German bombers. It was eventually replaced in The theatre contains two performance spaces — a seat main auditorium and a seat studio dedicated to early-year performances.
Polka also has a creative learning studio, a garden, an outdoor playground, indoor play area, exhibition spaces and a cafe. It is a producing theatre, which also tours shows nationally and internationally, and provides a range of education and community engagement programmes for children as a registered charity  and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Wimbledon was given as the site where the sixth Martian invasion cylinder landed in H. Each October thousands attend the Wimbledon BookFest, which has been running since Over 60 events are held around Wimbledon, including at the Big Tent on the Common.
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