As this year’s Wimbledon Championship ends, let’s celebrate the tournament’s beginning. On 9 July 1877, the first ever Wimbledon event—the Gentlemen’s Singles—was held. Spencer Gore, a former cricketer, won out of a field of 22. Two hundred spectators paid one shilling apiece to watch the event. The event, of course, was held at the All England Tennis and Croquet Club, which was founded as the … Continue reading Wimbledon