The Championships are the oldest tennis tournament in the world and are often considered the most prestigious out of the four “grand slams” tennis stars play. It is also the only one to still be played on grass, which is the game’s original surface. The competition has taken place at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877 and is often mentioned by top players as being their favourite.
The Henley Royal Regatta was first held in 1839 and has been held annually every year since except for during the two World Wars. Originally it was held by the mayor and people of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire and featured a fair and other attractions, but now the focus is on the amateur rowing.