Thursday, 9 July 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #15

on 9th july 1877, the first wimbledon tournament began - at the 'All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club' in wimbledon, london.

the program of the first wimbledon is below, announcing the players, the prize money, and the dates. the original date of the finals was to be 16th july and was later postponed to 19th july due to rain.


  1. Those days, the final was to be played on a Monday eventually postponed to Thursday due to weather (possibly?). But then they werent reliant on people sitting in front of TV and schedules seem to have so much flex.

    1. yeah the final was postponed due to rain (as per the wiki) - at least they didnt have to answer sponsors those days...



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