Wimbledon is a worldwide iconic sporting event so tickets are always in high demand. There are a few ways anyone can try and get a ticket to The Championships. Wimbledon is one of the few major UK sporting events where you can buy tickets on the day – although the queues can be quite long! Nearly 500 tickets each day for Centre Court (except for the last four days), Court 1 and Court 2 are reserved for sale at the turnstiles.
There are also up to 6,000 ground tickets available each day which allow access to all other courts. However if you’re involved in British tennis there are various opportunities for you to access tickets to The Championships.
If you are in any doubt as to whether the tickets or packages which you are proposing to purchase are valid for entry to The Championships please contact the AELTC Ticket Office.
The AELTC cannot guarantee that tickets purchased other than from itself or authorised agents will be valid or will gain entry. Customers who buy tickets from other sources do so at their own risk.
Owing to huge demand for Wimbledon tickets, the Public Ballot (since 1924) is still regarded as the fairest way to distribute Show Court tickets. It is open to everyone and remains substantially oversubscribed. See Ballot for more information.
Play is scheduled to begin at 1pm on Centre Court on days 1-11, and at 2pm on the final Saturday and Sunday. On No.1 Court, play is scheduled to begin at 1pm on all 13 days.
Grounds Admission passes allow access to unreserved seating and standing on Courts 3-19. The Grounds are open from 10.30am daily until one hour after the close of play or 11pm, whichever is earlier. Play is scheduled to begin on the outside courts at 11.30am, apart from the Junior matches from Middle Saturday at 11am.
Details of the Raincheck policy introduced in 2001 are as follows and apply to all 13 scheduled days of The Championships, including the final Sunday.
Entry to the Grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club requires a valid ticket, authorised voucher or pass issued by or on behalf of The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited (“AELTC”), which must be retained at all times.
Federer Continues to Believe
Roger Federer believes he can soothe the pain of his worst French Open defeat in 10 years by clinching a record eighth Wimbledon title.
The 32-year-old Swiss slumped to a 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 4-6 6-3 fourth-round loss to 18th seeded Ernests Gulbis – his earliest Paris exit since 2004 when he was demolished in the third round by Gustavo Kuerten.
It was Federer’s first five-set loss in his French Open career and thwarted his hopes of playing in a record 42nd Grand Slam quarter-final and 10th in a row at Roland Garros.
But in the immediate aftermath of his defeat, Federer insisted that rather than carrying out a post-mortem on his Paris campaign he was already setting his sights on Wimbledon and clinching a record eighth title.
“Yeah, I do feel so,” said Federer when asked if another title at the All England Club was still within his grasp.
Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title in 2012, equalling the mark of Pete Sampras.
It was his 17th career major but also his most recent.
“Mentally I have already switched to the grass, to be quite honest… Clay doesn’t need me anymore, I got flushed out here,” he added.
“A lot of regrets here now. But I think Gulbis did a good job of hanging around and clearly coming back in that second set was crucial for him.”
Additional Wimbledon Ticket Options – if you’re Super Lucky
This bona fide world-class sporting event, unique in the tennis world, turns a southwest London suburb into a property merry-go-round each June.
It calls itself ‘The Championships,’ as if there were no other, and is such a familiar component of the summer that Brits don’t realise quite what an anomaly it is: 19 courts tucked together like an executive puzzle, grass trimmed to precisely 8mm, the army guarding the show courts, plus cream teas, Pimms and tennis nuts.
As far as Wimbledon tickets go, you have a few options.
Ticket suppliers, Viagogo, offer limited Debenture seats on Centre Court plus the official hospitality packages. You can also get Wimbledon e-tickets to most matches on outer courts. Viagogo provides genuine third party secure and guaranteed tickets with delivery via tracked courier or e-tickets for Wimbledon.
For the rest of us, it’s The Queue: roll up with your tent to Wimbledon Park, Church Road side, the night before and you will receive a non-transferable numbered and dated Queue Card and a leaflet of rules. The first campers should not arrive before 8am on Sunday 22 June.
Reveille is 6am and you store luggage before getting in line for Gate 3. There are approximately 500 tickets each for Centre Court (excluding final four days) and Courts 1 and 2, and several thousand more for ground admission.
Day Queuers should arrive long before opening time at 9.30am for daytime ground admission (£8 to £20 before 5pm, £5 to £14 after), squeezing into courts when space is available or joining the cheery crowd on Henman Hill/Murray Mound.
Once inside, you can queue – yes! – after 3pm in order to purchase returned show court tickets for £5 or Centre Court tickets for £10 from the Ticket Resale Kiosk north of Court 18.
Day Queuers should arrive long before opening time at 9.30am Via telegraph.co.uk