The Championships, Wimbledon is the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament. It is usually pretty high up on the bucket list for many - but how do you even get tickets to this sought-after event? Here are the three ways in which you can bag yourself a spot.
The Championships is one of the few sporting events in the UK you can grab premium court tickets of the day of play itself, thanks to good old-fashioned queueing.
The queue usually starts in Wimbledon Park, winding its way through the park and golf course to the Gate 3 turnstiles, where tickets can be purchased.
There is no queue jumping allowed; such behaviour is stalled by the Queue Cards that each person queueing is given. These are given out daily to each arrival to represent your exact queue placement - they are dated, numbered and will be checked on entry to the Grounds. Seriously, don’t even think about sneaking to the front.
Each day there are around 500 tickets each for No.1 Court, No.2 Court and Centre Court (except for the last four days on Centre Court, where tickets are only sold in advance). These are known as Show Court tickets. However, there are thousands of Grounds Passes available daily which give you access to the unreserved seating and standing room areas on Courts No.3-18.
Kudos if you’re prepared to camp in line overnight, but, if that’s not your thing, then joining the queue at 5/6am should put you in good stead for some of the better tickets.
And, if you’re just wanting to experience that Wimbledon feeling, catch some of the later games and grab some afternoon Pimm’s or strawberries and cream, join the queue after 5pm for late entry.
First launched in 1924, the public ballot is intended to be the fairest way of grabbing yourself a ticket for The Championships. Entry into the Ballot only entitles applicants to a place in the draw and not to a ticket itself. The day and court offered is a completely random process done by an automated computer.
Previously, entering the ballot meant filling out a form and mailing it, but 2020 was the first time ever that the process was made digital – revolutionising entries!
Although applications for the Wimbledon 2020 Public Ballot are now closed, here is how you can enter into the Ballot in the future:
We know queueing for Wimbledon isn’t for everyone. And, if you forgot to enter the Wimbledon 2020 ballot or you find out you’ve been unsuccessful, there is one other way you can nab tickets to the social and sporting highlight of the summer. We might be biased with this one, but, here at Keith Prowse, we’re experts at hospitality. We are Wimbledon’s official and exclusive hospitality provider, so we know how to package up your perfect experience.
Here are the range of tiered options we have available:
The Lawn - the one for the foodies
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime food dream with an all-day table at The Lawn. Sip on bespoke cocktails and soak up the sunshine in an English garden setting, with a foot stream feature and live music throughout the day. All just a short walk or buggy ride away to your prize viewing location on Centre Court or No.1 Court. You can let out your inner foodie as you enjoy a delicious a la carte menu designed and prepared by renowned Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux OBE, alongside son Michel Roux Jr. and granddaughter Emily Roux. A day at The Lawn will definitely be a summer day to remember.
Prices start from £895pp + VAT. Limited availability for No.1 Court. Explore more here.
The Rosewater Pavilion - the one for the glamorous
Book your place at Rosewater Pavilion for the most glamorous Wimbledon experience. Its beautifully landscaped gardens, British-inspired four course a la carte food and drinks menus all make for a truly unforgettable Wimbledon experience. This space is conveniently set inside the grounds and boasts a two-tiered terrace with views towards Centre Court - meaning you won’t have to go back through security each time you want to catch some of the tennis action. Plus, you can take your drinks straight from the bar to your court-side seats. Without doubt, this is a must-book.
Prices start from £1,495pp + VAT. Explore more here.
Skyview Suites - the one who seeks the ultimate VIP experience
Want to seriously impress friends, colleagues or clients? Then a day in a private Centre Court Skyview Suite is for you. You’ll enjoy gourmet products synonymous with Wimbledon such as vintage Champagne, afternoon tea, strawberries and cream, as well as fine wines, a canapé reception and a four-course à la carte menu. When the tennis action starts, you can move seamlessly from entertaining guests in your suite to your prime-location Centre Court seats, just seconds away. The ultimate Grand-Slam of sporting events definitely deserves an experience like this one.
Prices start from £1,650pp + VAT. Very limited availability remains. Explore more here.
Official hospitality at The Championships, Wimbledon 2020 is available to book on our website...
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