The first Wimbledon tennis championship took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon (London) in 1877. This has evolved to become the most prestigious tennis event in the entire world. The only event at the first game was the men's singles. Women weren't permitted to play until 1884. Wimbledon history is rich with fascinating tales of bygone years, the players, and the evolution of the modern facilities.