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The First Championship Lawn Tennis

In July 1877, namely, three years after the inception of the game tennis in London held its first tennis tournament in lawn tennis. Its organizer was the English Club Lawn Tennis and Croquet. Anyone wishing to participate in competition had to pay a contribution of $ 1 British pound, but the game worth the candle, the winner in the end received a Gold Award, and finalist – a silver. Participants first tennis tournament at Wimbledon changed location after each set, each match consisted of five sets. Such a principle as "seeding", did not yet exist, and all contestants were chosen by drawing lots. Spencer Gore became the first winner of the tournament. Such well-known Tennis players from England, as well as Renshaw brothers dominated the competition at Wimbledon, back in the '80s. The other two brothers, Wilfred and Henry became the winners of the championship Bedley much as four times. In between 1897 and 1906 participants were also brothers Doherty. Tennis tournaments at Wimbledon – it is an essential part of the English way of life, just as the flower show, derby queen and meaningful appearance before the opening session Parliament …

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