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Anybody Else Enter The Wimbledon Public Balloting?

...and has anyone ever been selected to get tix? This is year 3 for me, and I'm hoping to get tix this year, as I am soooo going to Wimbledon.
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I have entered the ballot again for the 5th time. I have had tickets twice out of my previous 4 attempts - pretty good going really (first time for Womens' QF on No. 1 court, and second time for Men's Final Day on Centre Court but it was actually the Women's Final due to rain).

Hopefully I will get some again this year. If not I shall just go down for the day sometime during the 1st four days of the Championships when there are great matches on the outside courts. Last year I queued and got to see Elena Baltacha beat Amanda Coetzer!

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How does the queueing work if you don't have advanced tickets? Thanks for your help, I've never been to tennis at Wimbledon.

You got Sunday tickets before....wow!!!!
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How much do the tickets cost???

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well if you queue up, tickets are 9pounds for outside courts..I managed to get a ticket for 11pounds on court1 and the oustide courts..which was bloody amazing!
If you don't have tickets before, well you go to the queue which says"tickets for sale"..and you wait patiently in queue before getting your tickets...Well when i went this year, i only queued up about 5 minutes...It was so so short...and before that,i had heard stories from people saying that it took them hours to get in...I was extremely lucky then!

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Lucky you!!! So if you went for a first round match,how much would it cost to buy the ticket befor you went??

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Chances to get tickets that way are around 1 in 10000

just sometimes you get lucky one or two yrs in a row then you'll go along time without.

anyway i dont have those probs

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Were can you buy tickets??? And how much are they!!

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check this http://www.wimbledon.org/championships/tickets.stm

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Tickets are very "cheap"!! Will they be sold out!!

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I'm also in LTA advantage, so will be in two ballots.
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If your going to queue for access to the ground - outside courts only - make sure you get there early (some people take a sleeping bag and queue overnight); I've seen people get turned away when the ground is full.

BTW, during the first four days, the best (or at least closest) matches are usually those on the outside courts anyway, so I'd only enter the ballot for second week tickets, unless of course you just want to see the 'big names'.

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If you want to queue up, it's much better going the second week, cause the kids will be at school, and hopefully Tim and Greg will have lost, so not many people would be interested in queuing up to see any other matches!!!lol!(i'm mean i know!!!)..But it's true, the Brits only queue up to see Timmy or Greg....

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I entered the ballot for the first time last year and got court 1 tickets, but spent half my time on the outside courts as it was the middle saturday and I wanted to see, Maggie vs Silvia and the Great Conchi vs Lisa Raymond!!! The year before I queued overnight for the middle Saturday and got Centre court tickets where I was only 6 rows from the court so could see really well!! The court 1 tickets that I had this year were quite high up so not that great for seeing, still was a great day i would recommend to anyone :-)

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