This year’s Wimbledon takes place from the 27th of June to the 10th of July. 675 matches are played throughout the two weeks on the 19 courts at the All England Lawn Club. The grounds are open from 10 am each day with matches starting at 11 am.
How can you get tickets for Wimbledon?
Usually, there is a ballot, however, due to Covid-19, those with tickets from the cancelled 2020 Wimbledon have been given a 2022 ticket as a replacement. Other methods are through Debenture holders and Ticketmaster.
A more straightforward way of getting into the 2022 Championships is the legendary Wimbledon queue. You can queue for the limited number of Centre Court, No 1 and 2 Courts which are sold on the day but you may need to get there the night before and camp! If you don’t fancy camping then a few thousand ground passes are available on the day if you arrive early enough.
How do you get to Wimbledon?
The roads will get clogged up so the best way to get there will be by public transport (make sure you are prepared for the queues!). The closest tube station is Southfields; a 15-minute walk away. Wimbledon station is a slightly further walk.
Basic etiquette when watching a match
– Try to make limited noise: switch off/silence your phone and no speaking during rallies
– No flash photography
– Don’t applaud double faults or net cords (when someone wins a point from their ball clipping the net and rolling over)
– If seated, don’t stand up when a point is being played
Food and Drink at The Wimbledon Championships
With plenty of food and drink options available, you are never short of choice. It is a must that you have strawberries and cream at some point.
The official drink sponsors for Wimbledon include Pimm’s, Lanson, Evian, Lavazza, and Sipsmith, meaning there are drinks for whatever you feel like!
If you don’t feel up to relying on the food at the AELTC then make sure you take a picnic. With the days being long and as you will be walking around a lot, it is compulsory that you fuel up!
Note that no spirits are allowed and only 1 bottle of wine/2 x 500ml cans of beer are allowed in per person.
Who is playing?
This Wimbledon is set to be big with lots of huge names competing in this year’s competition. In the men’s draw, we’ve got Nadal, Kyrgios, Djokovic and in the women’s, we’ve got the likes of Williams, Muguruza, and Keys.
Make sure you’re backing the Brits with Murray, Draper, Gray, Evans, and Norrie in the Men’s Main Draw and Raducanu, Watson, Dart, Boulter, Burrage, Kartal, Miyazaki, and Swan all in the Women’s Main Draw.
Where to watch The Championships if you’re not at the AELTC
The championship will be shown on BBC if you’re stuck watching at home. Also, most pubs in Britain will be showing The Championships at some point this year, that is a given. Take a look at what is happening in your local area as lots of places will be showing Wimbledon.
The Wimbledon Tennis Party, hosted by Lady Wimbledon will have an outdoor screening of the tennis along with Pimm’s, canapés, live music, and lots of entertainment at Warren House Hotel. Make sure to get your tickets from this link to watch the middle Saturday’s tennis on the 2nd of July.
Written By: Lydia Ray | Tennis Editor