KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2016

Qualifying begins: 20 June

The Draw: 24 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June

Order of Play: 26 June

Championships begin: 27 June

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April 2015

Wimbledon’s unique Ticket Resale scheme is introduced. Spectators leaving the Grounds are asked to hand in show court tickets which are resold for charity.

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum opens

The Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI) is launched. The scheme aims to broaden the base of young players at grassroots level through its school visits across Merton and Wandsworth and offers players the chance to develop their skills in weekly coaching sessions held at the Club.  

The Learning department is set up offering curriculum based workshops and tours to young people aged 5-18 years as well as lectures for under- and post-graduate students.

The Road to Wimbledon, a national 14 and Under tournament, is launched becoming the largest junior grass tournament in the UK. 700 clubs, parks and schools participate through to 44 county finals and 128 boys & girls qualify for the National Finals played here at Wimbledon.

The AELTC begins annual sponsorship of Wimbledon Village Fair

The new Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum opens featuring a 200 degree cinema, the ‘ghost’ of John McEnroe and the CentreCourt360 experience.

The Learning department launches its first Community Art Project to celebrate the 125th Championships. The project involves 125 people drawn from local schools, art groups and a tennis club, turning 125 wooden rackets into unique pieces of art that celebrate The Championships.

The AELTC begins three year sponsorship of Southfields Christmas lights

The Wimbledon Foundation is launched as the community and charitable arm of the AELTC

The Wimbledon Foundation launches the Road to Wimbledon in India, a new initiative in partnership with HSBC and the All India Tennis Association, aimed at boosting the development of junior tennis in India.

The Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund is launched. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities and community organisations in the London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

The Ticket Resale Scheme celebrates its 60th anniversary. Since its inception in 1954, it has raised over £2 million for charity.

The number of children receiving a free WJTI coaching session in Merton and Wandsworth reaches 165,000.

The Wimbledon Foundation’s Health and Wellbeing Fund is launched. Grants of up to £30,000 per annum are available for up to three years to sustainable projects improving the health and wellbeing of residents in Merton and Wandsworth.

The Wimbledon Foundation launches its first sport-for-development project. Partnering with Magic Bus, funding from the Wimbledon Foundation will support a community and school-based programme for 2,000 children from underprivileged backgrounds in Delhi.