When: June 24 - July 7 Where: London SW19 5AE
Wimbledon is the most famous tennis tournament in the world, and it’s been going since 1877. Since then, The Championships have developed from a garden party atmosphere to a highly professional tournament featuring players from over 60 countries, watched by millions of people worldwide.
If you want to join the 500,000 fans that flock to Wimbledon each summer, here’s how…
1. The Public Ballot
Tickets for Wimbledon are always in fierce demand, and because of this, the club operates a public ballot (lottery) for advanced sales of Centre, No.1 and No.2 Court tickets. To enter, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to AELTC, P.O. BOX 98, London, England, SW19 5AE, and you’ll receive an application form.
You’ll need to enter the ballot between 1 August and 15 December of the preceding year, and entry doesn’t guarantee a ticket.
2. Visitors from Asia and Australasia
If you live in Asia or Australasia, why not book a Wimbledon package? Choose between the Show Court, No.2 Court or Centre Court packages, with VIP hospitality and 4-5 star accommodation included.
3. Visitors from Europe and the Americas
Choose from a range of Wimbledon tours, including No.1 Court, VIP, Semi-Finals and Finals packages. Accommodation and London Underground travel is included.
4. Queue up on the day
There are about 500 tickets available each day for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court, and several thousand for the remaining courts.
You can’t queue for Centre Court tickets for the last four days, however, as these are pre-sold. Bear in mind that you’ll need to start queuing from about 06:00 – some people even camp in the queue overnight!
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5. Visit Wimbledon all year round
To get a great flavour of the tournament, take a look behind the scenes with a Wimbledon tour at any time of the year. You’ll see the mighty Centre Court, sit where the pros give press conferences and get up close and personal with the trophies.
The interactive museum also gives you a whistle-stop tour through Wimbledon history and is packed with memorabilia including Björn Borg’s iconic 1970s kit. Don’t miss the hologram of John McEnroe who’ll show you around the changing rooms!