With the Wimbledon Championships right around the corner, we bring you a run-down of everything you need to know about tennis’ most prestigious Grand Slam.
What makes Wimbledon so special?
Wimbledon holds a special place in the hearts of tennis fans and players alike, with people coming from all over the world to witness the excellent tennis on show at SW19.
There are a few reasons why Wimbledon is so revered around the world, but perhaps the most obvious is that it is the oldest recorded tennis tournament.
In 1877 Spencer Gore became the first Wimbledon champion, defeating William Marshall 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. It would be four years before another Grand Slam event was founded, with the US Open in 1881.
As well as this, it is the only one of the four Grand Slams to be played on natural grass, meaning that the ball travels faster at Wimbledon than any other Grand Slam.
When are the Wimbledon Championships?
This year Wimbledon will commence on Monday 3rd July and will have a two-week run time, with the women’s final set to occur on Saturday 15th July, and the men’s final occurring on Sunday 16th July.
Are there any differences in the Courts at Wimbledon?
Wimbledon has an incredible 19 courts across its grounds. There are however slight differences in the courts which you may need to be aware of.
16 of the 19 courts will not require an exact ticket to view the tennis and will be accessible with a Ground Pass, however, these courts will not host the top seeds in the tournament.
Court No.1, Court No.2, and of course the world-famous Centre Court, are known as show courts, these will host the very best players in the tournament and will require a specific ticket.
What are the best seats at Wimbledon?
The best seats available at Wimbledon will be those on the show courts: Centre Court and Court No.1.
If you want to get yourself tickets for these Courts, then you could always brave the Wimbledon queue or apply for the ballot, but if you do so you will not be able to choose your seats and getting tickets may come down to luck of the draw.
By far the most reliable option for show court tickets, and to guarantee the best views of the tennis, is to get yourself Debenture Tickets.
Debenture tickets are the only way to guarantee your spot on one of the show courts, and are therefore your best opportunity to see the biggest names in tennis!
Debenture seats are reserved for the best views of the tennis, with Centre Court Debentures situated on the same tier as the Royal Box, and Court No.1 debentures found on the front 17 rows.
As well as this, Debenture tickets provide access to exclusive areas and formal dining options.
With the unpredictability of British weather, the roofs on both Centre Court and Court No.1 are a lifesaver, and perhaps the only way to guarantee yourself a chance of tennis is to get tickets for those courts!
For more information, check out our in-depth look at the best seats available at Wimbledon in 2023.
What’s the Order of Play at Wimbledon?
The order of play refers to the order in which players will step out onto court on a given day. The players and which court they will be playing on are announced the night before the next day’s play.
For the second time in history, tennis will be played on the middle Sunday of the Championships, meaning non-stop tennis for two weeks!
Check out our other blog on the Order of play at Wimbledon in 2023.
Matches tend to get under-way at 11am on the outside courts, while the show courts have a slightly later start time.
· Court No.1 - 1pm
· Centre Court - 1.30pm
What’s the Schedule at Wimbledon?
While we don’t currently know the exact order of play, we do know the basic schedule that the matches will follow.
Each singles round will occur over two days, with both men and women playing on the same day, up until the semi-final stage. At this point the women’s semi-final and final will occur a day before the corresponding men’s matches.
Please note that this schedule is subject to change depending on factors such as weather, play injury or other factors out of our control.
How to get to Wimbledon
The nearest tube stations to Wimbledon are Southfields (District Line) and Wimbledon tube station (District Line and Main Line).
Confusingly, Southfields is actually the closer of the two tube stations, situated only 5 minutes from the entrance to Wimbledon Park, where the queue for tickets will be, and only 15 minutes from entrance to the grounds.
If you are commuting from Wimbledon tube station, then it would take around 30 minutes to walk to the grounds, however, you may want to take the famous shuttle bus that runs from the station to the Championships.
Looking to get tickets for the Wimbledon Championships?
If you want to get tickets for Wimbledon then you could always enter a public ballot, brave the Wimbledon Queue, or secure yourself a ground pass.
But by far the best way to experience the tennis is by getting yourself a Debenture Ticket. This is the only way to guarantee yourself a great view of the tennis on the show courts, as well as giving you access to Wimbledon’s best dining facilities.
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Tennis’ best Grand Slam deserves the best viewing, and here at Wimbledon Debenture Tickets we pride ourselves on providing the best experiences possible for our customers.
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