1. ENTER THE PUBLIC BALLOT
Each year the All England Lawn Tennis Club make a number of tickets available on all courts, which are available at prices ranging from £25 to around £100 for the Finals. This is the cheapest way of going to Wimbledon BUT the chance of you getting tickets is around 1 in 10, and even then you are more likely to get a ticket to an outside court rather than on Centre or No.1 Court. 53% of all Centre Court tickets are distributed this way.
Will you get a ticket?: If you've not entered by now, sadly this won't be happening for you.
2. JOIN THE QUEUE
Each year thousands of tennis fans queue through the night to try & get their hands on face value tickets at Wimbledon for the following day. 500 Centre Court, 500 No.1 Court, 500 No. 2 Court and 3000 ground admission tickets are sold every day.
Make sure you don’t camp through the night and get to the front of the queue and try and then pay by credit card. They only accept cash.
Will you get a ticket?: Definitely do-able, as long as you're OK with camping on concrete for a few nights.
3. BUY THEM FROM TICKETMASTER
Several hundred tickets are made available to buy from Ticketmaster each day, for the following day’s play at SW19, but you need to have a UK credit card to be successful.
Will you get a ticket?:Sadly, with the competition you'll be facing, the reality is that you'll have more chance of getting tickets to Glastonbury a month after they went on sale.
4. JOIN A TENNIS CLUB & ENTER THEIR BALLOT
Ok this involves you actually having to play tennis yourself, but if you have a racquet and a pair of Dunlop green flash, you should head down to your nearest club and ask to join. Make sure this is AFTER you've checked there is a members' ballot. No need to break a sweat for nothing.
Will you get a ticket?: Maybe next year.
5. GET AN INVITE TO THE ROYAL BOX
This is THE place to watch tennis on Centre Court and you will even get Roger, Novak or Rafa bowing to you so long as there is a member of the Royal Family there. British and overseas Royal Families are invited, as well as heads of government, people from the world of tennis, commercial partners, British armed forces, prominent media organisations, supporters of British tennis, Cliff Richard and other walks of life.
Will you get a ticket?: We suggest aiming for the 'other walks of life' category.
6. BECOME AN UMPIRE
This is the only seat on Centre Court that offers a better view of the tennis than the Royal Box. There are 335 officials at The Championships working as chair umpires, line umpires or off-court staff AND you get a natty uniform to wear too. You just have to hope you don’t suffer too much abuse from any of the players.
Will you get a ticket?: Do you know how to be an Umpire?
7. BECOME A MEMBER OF THE AELTC
The good news is that there are four categories of membership at the All England Lawn Tennis Club - Full, Life, Honorary & Temporary. The bad news is that the first three categories are pretty much a closed shop affair and the fourth category – temporary – has a waiting list of around 10 years.
Will you get a ticket?: You need to be proposed, seconded and supported by a minimum of 4 full members who must write to support your application. Conclusion – don't hold your breath.
8. MARRY A TENNIS PRO
Although potentially a tricky option, if you can persuade one of the Men’s or Ladies' singles or doubles competitors to go out with you, you could ask them for one of their Friends & Family tickets. Each player gets between 4-8 tickets on Centre Court per match.
Will you get a ticket?: If you do, you will only be able to watch your other half’s match however, so make sure you nab one of the better players.
9. BECOME A RADIO OR TV COMMENTATOR
The BBC has been broadcasting at Wimbledon since 1936 and each year an army of commentators set up for 2 weeks on all of the courts at The All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Will you get a ticket?:Obviously you need to be the next Dan Maskell or Barry Davies to get into the BBC box on Centre Court, but you do get one of the best views in the house if you can.
10. GET IN TOUCH WITH US!
AOK Cavendish are the Wimbledon experts and every year we look after close to 1000 guests over the Wimbledon fortnight.
We have access to a wide variety of official on-site and off-site hospitality packages at Wimbledon, as well as providing Debenture tickets on Centre Court & No.1 Court each day. All you need to do is get in touch with your requirements and let us do the rest for you.
Will you get a ticket?: YES!
More information can be found on our Wimbledon website or call us on 020 8222 8420