Wimbledon is located in south west of London near Richmond Park and the world heritage site of Kew Gardens. Wimbledon has been hosting Tennis tournament since 1877 and has been home to All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon Tennis Championships and New Wimbledon Theatre. Wimbledon is the oldest major grass-court tennis sports ground in the world. In recent years, Wimbledon ground has been expanded with additional stands and a retractable roof for centre court. With its world-class sports infrastructure and grass court, Wimbledon makes for the perfect venue for London 2012 Olympics tennis tournament. The Olympic Tennis tournament is the most anticipated sporting event in the Olympic calendar. A hundred and twenty-seven athletes will compete in five events - both singles and doubles for men and women over nine days after which the Olympic Champions will be crowned. The 2012 Summer Olympics will be staged from 29 July to 5 August 2012.
Sport Events Tennis
Location Southwest London- close to Richmond Park and the world heritage site of Kew Gardens.
New or Existing Existing
Permanent or Temporary Permanent
Number of Events 5 Events
London 2012 Olympics tennis tournament is all set to be held on the lawns of The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon. In run up to Olympics, nearly 70,000 people are employed to assist athletes and visitors in various capacities as organizers, uniform distributors and ticket inspectors. This has been widely claimed as UK's biggest post-war volunteer recruitment drive. The organizers are taking all measures to germinate the grass seed after the conclusion of grand slam tournament at Wimbledon to keep the ground ready for Olympics. There is also installation of temporary facilities at the venue. The grounds will also be adorned with Olympic branding. On the whole, there are twelve courts that will be used for featuring the matches including Centre 1 and 2 courts. Court 3 will be used only for warm-ups. The number of events to be held at Wimbledon is 5. The Olympic tennis events are being organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
During The Games
London 2012 Olympics tennis tournament will be held from 28 July to 5 August 2012, a nine-day event comprising of men's and women's singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. More than 26,000 spectators are expected to attend each day of the event. The tournament will begin at 11.30 am on the outside courts, and at noon on Centre and No.1 Court for all days except on 4 August, which will start at 2 pm.
After The Games
Temporary installation facilities set up at Wimbledon will be closed after the games. However, Wimbledon will remain as the venue for the grand slam tennis tournament.
Wimbledon, the oldest tennis sports ground in the world, provides the perfect backdrop and spectacular setting for spectators to watch their favorite sports event- London 2012 Olympics tennis tournament.
How To Reach
Wimbledon is well connected by road and railway lines such as London underground services, Southfields stations, National Rail and Tram-link running regularly between Croydon and Wimbledon.
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