What the 1st champ said
Wimbledon-born Spencer Gore was 27-years-old when he won the title. He preferred cricket and predicted that lawn tennis wouldn’t catch on!
Wimbledon’s popularity led to a special railway halt for the convenience of ticket holders. But proximity to the railway had its drawbacks. Players and spectators complained about their clothes being soiled by smoke from the engines. Sometimes the smoke was so thick that play could not be seen
Dress it up for sw19!
Couture on court Displays show early attire worn during an early version of tennis, called battledore and shuttlecock, and (below) styles from a century later