If, like me, you're a tennis fan, this must be your favourite two weeks of the year. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, having been held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 1877.
The only event held in 1877 was the Gentlemen's Singles, which was won by Spencer Gore, an old Harrovian rackets player, from a field of 22. About 200 spectators paid one shilling each to watch the final.
In 1884, the Ladies' Singles and Gentlemen's Doubles were added, followed by the Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles in 1913. Until 1922, the reigning champion had to play only in the final, against whomever had won through to challenge him or her!