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  • The never ending queue for Wimbeldon tickets
    The never ending queue for Wimbeldon...
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  • Roger Federer with the trophy
    Roger Federer with the trophy
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  • After 3 hours we made it to Wimbledon Common
    After 3 hours we made it to Wimbledon...
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    How to get Tickets for Wimbledon

    by barryg23 Written Sep 23, 2006
    The never ending queue for Wimbeldon tickets
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    Favorite thing: There is a public ballot for tickets every year and you usually need to get the entry form in early for inclusion in the ballot. Usually this is by the December preceding the tournament but you should check the Wimbledon website for the official date.

    I've heard that your chances of getting tickets through this are 1-in-5 for UK residents though I've got tickets every time I applied so someone out there likes me. In 2005 I was lucky enough to get tickets for the final through this ballot. I believe the chances of getting tickets through the ballot are not so high if you live outside UK bu it's worth a shot.

    If you don't get tickets this way you can always queue up on the day of play. With queuing if you want show court tickets you'll need to queue up and camp the night before, though if you are happy enough with ground passes, queuing from 7 or 8 am in the morning should be ok. If queuing I would advise you to go in the first week as there is more chance of seeing the big names on the outside courts.

    I've only queued once for the tournament, on the middle Saturday in 2006. We joined the queue at 6 am and we were in the grounds by 10 but we were nowhere near to getting showcourt tickets.

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    Wimbledon Men's Final 2005

    by barryg23 Written Sep 28, 2005

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    Roger Federer with the trophy

    Fondest memory: I've been lucky enough to attend the Wimbledon tennis champonships three times, and without a doubt the most memorable of these visits was for the men's singles finals in 2005. Such was the demand for tickets, we could have sold our tickets on ebay for a couple of thousand pounds but I wasn't even tempted. I've been a huge tennis fan for years so it was great to experience the atmophere finals day in the worlds most famous tournament. The final, between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, was nowhere as close as I hoped and was over all too quickly. Federer was simply amazing, he played at the top of his game for most of this match so Roddick didn't really have a chance.

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    Wimbledon Tennis official dates

    by Jenniflower Written Jun 20, 2005

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    The Championships!

    Favorite thing: If you are planning on going to watch a game or two in the coming years, here are the confirmed dates for the next 2 years... so you have plenty of time organising that once-in-a-lifetime trip!

    2005: 20th June – 3rd July

    2006: 26th June – 9th July

    2007: 25th June – 8th July

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    History of Tennis

    by mht_in_la Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Racket through the years

    Favorite thing: The Wimbledon Tennis Museum is in the same building as Center Court. The admission to the Museum was 5 pounds in year 2000. The Museum was quite small inside, but the exhibition was pretty good. The photo shows the development of tennis rackets over the years.

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    Tickets for Wimbledon

    by LondonChris Written Jan 31, 2003

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    Number 1 Court

    Favorite thing: AELTC Public Ballot
    Introduced in 1924, the AELTC Public ballot has always been substantially oversubscribed, with the main proportion of Centre and No.1 Court tickets being available in this way. Tickets are allocated at random to successful applicants by computer. The Public Ballot for the 2003 Championships closed on December 31st 2002. Tickets for wheelchair users are available through the Wheelchair Ballot which closes on January 31st 2003.

    Fondest memory: Contact Details
    Please phone the Ticket Office on 020 8971 2473, Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00. If applicable, you should quote your 2003 Public Ballot reference number - shown on the top right hand corner of your notification. If you live overseas, please phone the Ticket Office on +44 20 8971 2373, Mon-Fri 09.00 - 17.00 (GMT).

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    Tickets for Wimbledon

    by LondonChris Written Jan 31, 2003

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    Favorite thing: AELTC Public Ballot
    Introduced in 1924, the AELTC Public ballot has always been substantially oversubscribed, with the main proportion of Centre and No.1 Court tickets being available in this way. Tickets are allocated at random to successful applicants by computer. The Public Ballot for the 2003 Championships closed on December 31st 2002. Tickets for wheelchair users are available through the Wheelchair Ballot which closes on January 31st 2003.

    Fondest memory: Contact Details
    Please phone the Ticket Office on 020 8971 2473, Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00. If applicable, you should quote your 2003 Public Ballot reference number - shown on the top right hand corner of your notification. If you live overseas, please phone the Ticket Office on +44 20 8971 2373, Mon-Fri 09.00 - 17.00 (GMT).

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