Fred Perry (1909-1995)
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in the sport of tennis.
Held every June and July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England, the tournament is the third Grand Slam event played each year, preceded by the Australian Open and the French Open, and followed by the U.S. Open. The tournament lasts for two weeks, subject to the extensions for rain, and is the only Grand Slam event currently played on a grass surface (although that surface is played on in other tournaments as well, such as Queens, Halle, Rosmalen and Nottingham).
Separate tournaments are simultaneously held, all at the same venue, for Gentlemen's Singles, Ladies' Singles, Gentlemen's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Youth tournaments — Boys' Singles, Girls' Singles, Boys' Doubles and Girls' Doubles — are also held. Additionally, special invitational tournaments are held: the 35 and over Gentlemen's Doubles, 45 and over Gentlemen's Doubles, 35 and over Ladies' Doubles and wheelchair doubles.