The Championships Wimbledon…grass, tennis whites, the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, strawberries and cream, royalty, celebrities and the very best of tennis…what’s not to love about the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and arguably, the most prestigious?? Not up for debate is that obtaining Wimbledon tickets is only slightly less difficult than winning the Grand Slam.

In the tennis community, winning the Wimbledon trophy is a greater honor than earning an Olympic gold medal. Traditionally, Wimbledon enforces a strict dress code, requiring players to be dressed entirely in white and it is not uncommon for them to be asked to change prior to their match. Whether you come for the game, celebrity and royalty spotting, strawberries and Pimm’s, to see London’s famous attractions or any number of other reasons, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club makes the top of any tennis fan’s must-see bucket list!

 

 

The Championships Wimbledon Schedule and Tickets

Ticket Options

Reserving your seats at Wimbledon can be a challenge, much like acing a 120 mph serve. Here we cover reserved and paid tickets, as well as free and last minute options. What you get and how much you pay will largely depend on how much you are willing to leave to chance vs having a guaranteed spot on your date choice.

Wimbledon Advance Tickets

  • Ticket Resellers – Our recommended reseller site is StubHub. While reseller sites are not "officially" approved by Wimbledon, they do allow those who REALLY want to watch an opportunity to buy tickets in advance for their specific date, time and match. Our recommended resellers are VERY reputable companies, with excellent customer service and 100% guaranteed tickets.
  • TicketLiquidator – see Schedule for Coupon Code (and Reseller info below)
  • The Public Ballot allows you to place your name in the draw for tickets and if chosen, you may buy them at face value. You may not request specific courts, dates or matches, as they are chosen randomly by a computer. The two ballots, overseas and UK, are free to join and if you are chosen, Wimbledon will contact you with a window to purchase tickets. The UK ballot is open September through December and notifications are ongoing from February through the early rounds of the tournament. The Overseas ballot is usually open during the first two weeks in December and notifications start in January. Enter at www.wimbledon.com. In 2019, Wimbledon is moving to an online lottery system.

Wimbledon Tickets During Tournament

  • Wimbledon Tickets at Ticketmaster – Primary Official Seller. Several hundred Centre Court and No.3 Court tickets are sold online the day before each match throughout the early part of the tournament.
  • The Queue – A limited number of tickets are available daily for Centre Court, No.1 and No.2 Courts on the early days of the tournament (not the last 4 days). You can buy premium tickets on the day of play for Centre Court and No.2 Court for Days 1-9 and No.1 Court for Days 1-13. There is one Queue for the on-day sale of tickets at the Gate 3 turnstiles, one per person. Bring your overnight camping equipment if you want Centre Court tickets – The Queue is not for the mild tennis fan.
  • Returned and Reserved Tickets – A small number of returned tickets are available via Ticketmaster for Centre Court and No.3 Court daily during the tournament. Returned tickets go on sale 48 hrs before the date of play. Reserved tickets go on sale at 9am each morning for the following day’s play.
  • Wimbledon Website

New at Wimbledon 2019

  • Final-set tiebreakers – Following the 26–24 final set (six-hour, 36-minute semi-final match) between John Isner and Kevin Anderson, Wimbledon has introduced a final-set tie-break. Starting in 2019, the tiebreak will be played if the score reaches 12–12 (and 6-6 in the 3rd set, for Ladies). Wimbledon joins the US Open as the second Grand Slam to use a final-set decider. In 2019, this new rule was first put in play during the Djokovich/Feder final, in an epic Wimbledon final for the books, as Djokovic defeated Federer, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3).
  • Retractable Roofs – No more rain delays. As of 2019, both Centre Court and Court No. 1 have retractable roofs, so book your tickets with 100% confidence all matches will proceed as scheduled.

The Championships Wimbledon Schedule and Tickets

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Centre Court Schedule



No. 1 Court Schedule



Wimbledon Provisional Schedule

First Week

First Monday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles First Round

First Tuesday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles First Round

First Wednesday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Second Round
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round

First Thursday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Second Round
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round
  • Mixed Doubles 

First Friday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Third Round
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round
  • Mixed Doubles

First Saturday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Third Round
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles

Middle Sunday

  • No play

Second Week

Second Monday

Play commences at 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Round of 16
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Round of 16
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles

Second Tuesday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Ladies’ Singles Quarter-finals
  • Gentlemen’s Doubles Quarter-finals
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
  • Invitation Doubles

Second Wednesday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s Singles Quarter-finals
  • Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-finals
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
  • Invitation Doubles

Second Thursday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Ladies’ Singles Semi-finals
  • Gentlemen’s Doubles Semi-finals
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
  • Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ and Quad Wheelchair Singles
  • Invitation Doubles

Second Friday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s Singles Semi-finals
  • Ladies’ Doubles Semi-finals
  • Mixed Doubles Semi-finals
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
  • Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles & Doubles
  • Quad Wheelchair Doubles Final
  • Invitation Doubles

Second Saturday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on No.1 Court and 2pm on Centre Court

  • Ladies’ Singles Final
  • Gentlemen’s Doubles Final
  • Ladies’ Doubles Final
  • Girls’ Singles Final
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Doubles
  • Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles Final
  • Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Doubles Final
  • Invitation Doubles
  • Quad Wheelchair Singles Final and third/fourth place play-off

Second Sunday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on No.1 Court and 2pm on Centre Court

  • Gentlemen’s Singles Final
  • Mixed Doubles Final
  • Boys’ Singles Final
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Doubles Finals
  • Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Singles Final
  • Ladies’ Wheelchair Doubles Finals
  • Invitation Doubles Finals

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Wimbledon Insider Tips Q&A

1. How do you Queue for Wimbledon Tickets?

Queuing has been a Wimbledon tradition for years and just about every local I’ve met has queued for tickets at some point. How early you get in line and how much you invest in your experience depends on the kind of tickets you want. For show court tickets, you’ll have to arrive the day before play or very early that morning. A limited number of tickets are available daily for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court, except for the last four days on Centre Court, when all are sold in advance.

However, for grounds tickets, you can arrive the day of play. For example, we arrived at about 12pm and were in the door by 1pm with our grounds passes. During the early rounds, you’ll get to see tons of great players from unreserved seating and standing room on Courts No.3 – 18, and since it’s such a small time and money investment, it’s totally worth it. Show court play does not start until 1pm, so plenty of times, people cannot stay through 3 matches. They often return their tickets to the resale kiosks, who then resell them during the day and proceeds go to charity.

2. Can You Bring Food and Drink Into Wimbledon?

Yes! You may bring one bottle of wine and most any food into Wimbledon. Of course, there’s plenty of choices on hand, including Pimm’s, Strawberries and Cream and lots of other meals. The prices are actually quite reasonable, so consider whether you want to lug all your food. But yes, plenty of people bring their own alcohol and snacks, park themselves on Henman Hill (aka Murray Mound) and watch the greats play on the big screen behind Court 1.

3. What Can You Do at Wimbledon with Grounds Passes?

There is so much to do at Wimbledon without ever stepping foot in to a Show Court. Of course, we all want to watch the action from Centre Court, but there is plenty of tennis to watch and things to do on the grounds. There are something like 15 other courts besides the three courts. There is also the Hill, just behind Court 1, with a huge lawn and screens where plenty of fans park themselves and picnic watching the greats play tennis and taking in the vibes.

Wimbledon The Hill Big Screen

Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream and Pimms

How do you Queue for Wimbledon Tickets

5. Can You Buy Grounds Passes in Advance for Wimbledon?
No, Grounds Passes are only available on the day of match play by queuing.

4. Where Are the Best Seats at Wimbledon?

Most tennis fans agree that seats on the baseline are best for watching the action. However any way you can get yourself into Centre Court is the way to do it! In 2019, I had the privilege of sitting second row, Gangway 112 Row B for the Federer/Nadal Semi Finals and let me tell you, it was one of the greatest days of my life. Here are some shots from the second row, where you are right on the same level as the players.

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2019

Wimbledon 2019 Federer Nadal

Wimbledon 2019 Djokovich Semi Finals

Wimbledon 2019 Federer Beats Nadal Semi Finals

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The Championships Wimbledon Hotel Picks

Wimbledon District Hotels

If you prefer to stay around the tennis site, then stay at one of the properties at Wimbledon district.

More Wimbledon District Hotels

Tip: Do not enter anything in the “Where are you going” field – just enter your dates. The yellow marker represents, "All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), Grand Drive, London, UK." To zoom out and see more hotels, click the dash in the lower right corner 2 times.



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London City Center Hotels

If this is your first time in London, and you prefer to stay in the Heart of City, closer to the well-known sites such as Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Madame Tussauds Museum, Big Ben, and famous shopping at Oxford Street, select one of the top picks in London – 5-star The Marble Arch London; the spacious & elegant St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel; affordable Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo, or DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames.

When visiting Championships Wimbledon, it is highly recommended to take advantage of a well-developed public transportation system. It does not matter where in the city are you located, as the Transport for London Journey Planner combines tram, train, tube and bus, and will help you to find a right way to All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club!

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Venue Information

All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC)
Church Rd
Wimbledon, London
SW19 5AE, UK

Use SW19 5AG and SW19 5AF to locate the AELTC via Sat-Nav

Wimbledon is played on the 18 grass courts of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Centre Court, the world’s most famous tennis court, offers 14,979 viewing seats, a retractable roof and is used only during the Championship every year. It is not uncommon to see the Royal Family seated in the Royal Box of the Centre Court, enjoying some of the best tennis in the world.

Wimbledon Centre Court Seating Map

Wimbledon Centre Court Seating Map

Wimbledon Grounds Map

Wimbledon Grounds Map

Also, don’t forget to grab some fresh English Strawberries (28,000 kg consumed annually during the tournament) with cream on your way to the crowd, or enjoy traditional afternoon English Tea between the matches.

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London Popular Activities & Things to Do

Make sure to explore London and catch the changing of the guard outside Buckingham Palace, experience famous suspension Tower Bridge over River Thames and grab a traditional English Breakfast!

Prior Dates: The Championships Wimbledon

  • July 1-14, 2019
  • July 3-16, 2017

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