Centre Court
Centre Court is also a generic British English term for the main court at any tennis complex. Centre Court is the main court at the Wimbledon Championship, the 3rd annual Grand Slam event of the tennis calendar. It is situated adjacent to Aorangi Park and is home to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, its only regular use is for the two weeks a year that the Championships take place, but it is arguably the most famous tennis venue in the world. This venue has a premier box that the Royal Family uses, as well as other distinguished guests, and is also known by its postcode SW19. Centre Court will also be used for the tennis competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The original roof for the centre court from 1922 was replaced in 1992. The second roof for the Centre Court was removed after the 2006 Championships in preparation for plans over a three year period to add a retractable roof to the venue. For the 2007 Championships, Centre Court had no roof at all for the first time since the stadium opened in 1922. The fixed portion of the new roof was completed by the 2008 Tournament, but with only half of the retractable roof metal structure in place, at the northern end, but not functioning and left in the open position. The completed retractable roof structure was ready for the 2009 Championships, being unveiled in April 2009 and tested with a capacity audience during an exhibition match on 17 May 2009, featuring Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Tim Henman, and Kim Clijsters (returning from retirement) . The roof was closed for the first time during a competitive Championships match at about 4:40pm on Monday 29 June 2009, during the 4th round Ladies Singles match between Amélie Mauresmo and Dinara Safina . The first full match to be played with the roof closed was a mens singles 4th round match between British player Andy Murray and Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka (although in fact the rain had ceased long before, but keeping the roof closed allowed the floodlighting to be used, ensuring the match could complete after dark, making the game the latest to be played at centre court). There is a local curfew requiring all Centre Court matches to end by 11 p.m. BST. Capacity has been increased to 15,000 by adding six rows of seats to the upper tier on the east, north, and west sides. New media facilities, scoreboards including video, and commentary boxes were built to replace those currently in the upper tier. New wider seats were installed and new additional stairs and lifts were added. An inscription above the entryway to Centre Court reads "If you can meet with triumph and disaster / And treat those two imposters just the same" - lines from Rudyard Kipling's poem If" .