Wimbledon Championships Tickets
In keeping with its unique status as a Grand Slam with a difference, the Wimbledon Championships is the only Grand Slam event where fans can queue at the All England Club on the day of play and still get seats for the show courts.
It is not unheard for dedicated fans to spend the night outside the gates of Wimbledon, adding to the excitement and atmosphere of the Wimbledon experience.
There are easier ways of securing tickets to arguably the most prestigious sporting event in the whole of the United Kingdom:
Since 1924 the majority of show court (centre court, court one and court two) tickets are sold in advance via a public ballot which is open to locals and visitors alike. Ever-hopeful fans are requested to send in an application form. The public ballot is always oversubscribed and entry into the ballot does not automatically entitle the applicants to tickets. A random computerised draw is then carried out and the lucky winners are recipients of Wimbledon Championships tickets to randomly selected days and courts. Send a self addressed stamped envelope to:
PO Box 98
Lawn Tennis Association Advantage members are automatically entered into an exclusive ballot which takes place on 1st March each year. Other affiliates from all over the world can contact their local LTA Affiliated organisation for entry into this private ballot.
Every five years the All England Club issues centre court and court one debenture tickets to raise funds for expenditure at the venue. These debenture tickets are the only tickets which can be transferred legally and are only available from late May each year. The debenture tickets allow the holders to enjoy several privileges at the club including the use of exclusive lounges and dining areas, and the right to enter a ballot for a parking space.
A small number of tickets are sold through the club and its official licensed agents:
About 500 tickets for the show courts are set aside daily for those brave hearts willing to queue for the experience. A further 6 000 Ground Admission tickets are also up for grabs and these entitle the holders into the grounds, the standing enclosure at court two and the unreserved seating and standing on courts 3-19.
On arrival at the front of the queue, a queue card, which is dated and numbered reflecting the position in the queue, is handed over by ground officials. The card must be retained and will be checked on entry to the grounds. A coloured wristband reflecting the specific court is handed over upon entry. This wristband is handed over at the ticket kiosk where one ticket per person is sold. Only cash is accepted.