The original No. 1 Court was built to the west side of Centre Court in 1928. It had a spectator capacity of 7,328. It was smaller than the current No. 1 Court and was said to have had a unique, more intimate atmosphere and was a favourite of many players.
The old court was replaced in 1997 by the current No. 1 Court situated to the north of Centre Court. The old No. 1 Court was demolished because its capacity for spectators was too low. The site of the old court is now occupied by the Millennium Building, the media centre, and facilities for players, members, and officials.