WIMBLEDON, May 2, 2018 (Press Release)
In the year of The All England Lawn Tennis Club’s 150th anniversary, the AELTC today reaffirmed its dedication to the Club’s mission of maintaining the position of The Championships as the premier tennis tournament in the world, and on grass; enhancing the unique quality, character and image of the Club and The Championships; and fostering the best interests of tennis, both nationally and internationally.
Setting out plans for the future development of the Grounds under the Wimbledon Master Plan alongside detailed enhancements for The Championships 2018, the AELTC also restated its commitment to integrity as one of the seven international governing bodies of tennis, following the publication of the Independent Review Panel’s (IRP) Interim Report.
“The All England Club’s mission statement is embedded in our Articles of Association; it guides our actions and ensures we keep our focus,” commented Philip Brook, Chairman of the AELTC. “We recognise that to stay true to our mission statement we cannot afford to stand still, and we remain devoted to ensuring that we act in the best interests of our Championships, our Club, and our sport.”
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Competitors at The Championships 2018 will receive £34m in total prize money, a 7.6% increase on £31.6m from last year. The singles champions will each receive £2.25m, a rise from £2.2m in 2017. Over the last 10 years, the AELTC has nearly trebled the total prize money on offer at The Championships, rising from £11.8m in 2008 to £34m in 2018.