Until 14th July 2019
Wimbledon is the last tournament to be still played on grass. Uniquely, in the stands you will find a Royal Box. When Queen Elisabeth II or the Prince of Wales is present, players must bow to the box when they enter on court. Unlike other tournaments under a national federation, Wimbledon is organised by a private English sports club called the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The tournament’s unique characteristics
A booking on the official tournament website does not necessarily mean that you have an entrance ticket… Since 1924 there has been a Public Ballot that is one of the ways to obtain a precious ticket. If your name is not drawn you can always get your ticket from amongst the many non-allocated seats sold by the club, thanks to The Queue: there are 1500 tickets on sale daily, but you have to queue for them on the day.
At the tournament, there are never any matches on the first Sunday. Known as Sunday Off, it allows the people living nearby to have a quiet day. Furthermore, the most consumed food during the tournament isn’t a hot dog or a sandwich but strawberries and cream! In recent years around 28 tonnes of strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream have been consumed during the tournament.
For further details on this tennis tournament
Place : The All England Lawn Tennis Club
Address : Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE
Open hours : 11.30am - 1pm
Transport : Metro: Southfields