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DelMonte
Apr 20th, 2004, 10:58 PM
Just curious. I am definitely going and I am wondering which other WTAworld posters I might walk past or sit next to without even knowing it. :)

DelMonte

davenport_1
Apr 20th, 2004, 11:00 PM
Lindsay.....

DelMonte
Apr 20th, 2004, 11:26 PM
I am definitely going to. i got tickets for the woman's quarters and the semis :bounce: Can't wait! i might see you there :wavey:

oh, wow! you are so lucky. i didn't get any tickets this year so i will have to make do with groundpasses.

roscoe111
Apr 20th, 2004, 11:53 PM
I'll be in the queue most days.

SJW
Apr 21st, 2004, 07:22 AM
i'll be there, absolutely ;)

sartrista7
Apr 21st, 2004, 07:41 AM
I don't know where I'll be living, what job I'll have or when I'll be free... but I will assuredly be there at some point.

Avid Merrion
Apr 21st, 2004, 07:41 AM
still thinking about it ;)

fifiricci
Apr 21st, 2004, 07:44 AM
I'll be on centre court, first Tuesday (watching, not playing :lol: )

vancouverite
Apr 21st, 2004, 07:58 AM
Yep, it's on the calendar (queueing AND camping again...though I swore I'd never do that again after last year!:lol: )....Will go whenever (if?) Monica's playing!:kiss:

*abby*
Apr 21st, 2004, 10:17 AM
il be there....there will be a whole hoard of Jenny fans so keep an eye out for us!!!

Sammm
Apr 21st, 2004, 12:31 PM
Me. I'm hoping to go on the first saturday.

DelMonte
Apr 21st, 2004, 12:42 PM
hm, the temptation to try and meet up with other WTAworlders is great....on the other hand, internet anonymity is cool also. still, it would be great to see some of matches with fellow tennis fanatics (the friend I went with last year is not into tennis like i am).

!<blocparty>!
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:16 PM
I dont suppose any of you would know where to get cheap tickets?
Well, my GSCE's finish on the 22 of June, and Wimby starts on the 21st! So i will probably be glued to the t.v for 2weeks! Cant wait!

Im a little young to camp, but i will be when im older though!
Has anybody bought tickets off e-bay? I was thinking of doing that, but im not sure weather its secure or not.

SilviaFan
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:54 PM
I am definitely going to. i got tickets for the woman's quarters and the semis :bounce: Can't wait! i might see you there :wavey:

Have a nice time!!! Iam not going this year. Maybe next year.
Maybe you can try to take some pics of Silvia? That would be great!! :)

Gallofa
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:00 PM
I dont suppose any of you would know where to get cheap tickets?
Well, my GSCE's finish on the 22 of June, and Wimby starts on the 21st! So i will probably be glued to the t.v for 2weeks! Cant wait!

Im a little young to camp, but i will be when im older though!
Has anybody bought tickets off e-bay? I was thinking of doing that, but im not sure weather its secure or not.You don't need to camp out to get tickets, just join the queue and you will eventually get in. Even if you join really late... Last year I think on the Thursday I joined the queue quite late (around 4pm) but I was through the gates in about half an hour.

MonikaVeronikaElectronika
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:03 PM
I might go depending on whether or not I can buy tickets. How easy is it to buy tickets during the tournament...like buying tickets for a Wednesday on a Wednesday for example?

If Monica plays I'm definitely going to be there though...

!<blocparty>!
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:04 PM
You don't need to camp out to get tickets, just join the queue and you will eventually get in. Even if you join really late... Last year I think on the Thursday I joined the queue quite late (around 4pm) but I was through the gates in about half an hour.
Cool

How much are the tickets if u que up (below 100?)

Gallofa
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:57 PM
Details about the queue
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/about/tickets/queue.html

Details about the prices
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/about/tickets/tickets_prices.html

If you queue relatively late you will only get ground passes (access to everything but centre, no.1 and no.2 courts), but the outside courts are where all the fun happens, and after 5pm you can beg your way into any of the main courts if you really want to see how they look from the inside :D

With 100 you can either enter 6 days... or enter 1 day and buy something to eat inside ;) (was it 10 for a re-heated piece of pizza and a drink?)

foreva lindsay
Apr 21st, 2004, 05:20 PM
im going :D:D 1st saturday and 2nd monday.. have to queue tho :(

tennisIlove09
Apr 21st, 2004, 05:20 PM
I think about it every year.

Flappie
Apr 21st, 2004, 05:23 PM
im going with my boyfriend! we got court 1 tickets for the 24th and centre court on the 27th:D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 21st, 2004, 05:34 PM
Hoping to go to some of the Champs this yr but wont be able to go to like in other yrs :( :sad: ..... most of 2 weeks is out of the question :(

Dava
Apr 21st, 2004, 05:37 PM
I hope to get SJW in the back of my Corsa....to CAMP of course :bounce:

cooolconchita
Apr 22nd, 2004, 09:42 AM
Im sorry, but i disagree with you that camping is better, i always get center court tickets from my tennis club, usally on the 2nd day so i can see the defending champ, i feel like royalty walking past all the happy campers and flashing my ticket - haha! :)

BTW, if i do get tickets, i plan on going by myself this year as my non-tennis fan friend spent half the day in the beer garden last year! :o So, that'll mean i have a spare center court ticket if anyone is interested - i promise i wont bite, just prepare for me to make a sharp exit if Conchi is playing! :cool:

Gallofa
Apr 22nd, 2004, 09:47 AM
Im sorry, but i disagree with you that camping is better, i always get center court tickets from my tennis club, usally on the 2nd day so i can see the defending champ, i feel like royalty walking past all the happy campers and flashing my ticket - haha! :)

BTW, if i do get tickets, i plan on going by myself this year as my non-tennis fan friend spent half the day in the beer garden last year! :o So, that'll mean i have a spare center court ticket if anyone is interested - i promise i wont bite, just prepare for me to make a sharp exit if Conchi is playing! :cool: Did you say Centre court ticket without queue? Pick me! pick me! ;) :lol:

DelMonte
Apr 22nd, 2004, 09:51 AM
Im sorry, but i disagree with you that camping is better, i always get center court tickets from my tennis club, usally on the 2nd day so i can see the defending champ, i feel like royalty walking past all the happy campers and flashing my ticket - haha! :)

BTW, if i do get tickets, i plan on going by myself this year as my non-tennis fan friend spent half the day in the beer garden last year! :o So, that'll mean i have a spare center court ticket if anyone is interested - i promise i wont bite, just prepare for me to make a sharp exit if Conchi is playing! :cool:

PLEASE, coolconchita, you shouldn't say things like that in jest! I think there are quite a few people here (myself included) who would consider selling their granny (sorry, nan!) to get such a ticket! :lol:

cooolconchita
Apr 22nd, 2004, 10:08 AM
Sorry! :) :devil:

All UK L.T.A affiliated clubs are entitled to a certain amount of tickets for centre court and court no 1, and as my club is really small, i always get tickets. I'll keep everyone posted, we should receive our allowance from the All England Club sometime next month, and we could have our very own WTA ballot - haha - everyone, say nice things about Conchi...NOW!!!! ;)

SJW
Apr 22nd, 2004, 11:32 AM
i love Conchi, she's grown on me sooooooo much in the past year :o

ok that's the truth, but still........:o

Elske
Apr 22nd, 2004, 03:41 PM
Details about the queue
If you queue relatively late you will only get ground passes (access to everything but centre, no.1 and no.2 courts), but the outside courts are where all the fun happens, and after 5pm you can beg your way into any of the main courts if you really want to see how they look from the inside :D
we'll probably arrive around 9am.. do you think we'll have a chance to get tickets for centre, n 1 or 2 courts? and how long do you think we'll have to queue?

Princess Fiona
Apr 22nd, 2004, 03:47 PM
Conchita, she's SOOOO great... :) ;)

Oh yes!! I will be at Wimbledon!! *excited* :) It is a trip... I booked my place just a couple of hours ago!! I am looking forward to it very much indeed!! :) (I'll be there on 4th July) Just to BE there... It will be like 'DreamWorld' for me... *sigh* :) I've never been to a tennis tournament before, ever...

*cross fingers* and :bounce: and yaaaay!! *cheers* :)

SJW
Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:11 PM
we'll probably arrive around 9am.. do you think we'll have a chance to get tickets for centre, n 1 or 2 courts? and how long do you think we'll have to queue?
no you won't get tickets for any of those courts if you arrive at 9am i'm afraid

Infectious
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:04 PM
im currently working on getting tickets for the first day :D

cool bird
Apr 22nd, 2004, 07:19 PM
I wanna go when the doubles first start. Im going get there at about 4AM So i can get tickets centre

Cersei
Apr 23rd, 2004, 10:32 AM
i wish i could go, but i'm quite busy around that time and i'm broke anyway :lol:

Flappie
Apr 23rd, 2004, 11:44 AM
we'll probably arrive around 9am.. do you think we'll have a chance to get tickets for centre, n 1 or 2 courts? and how long do you think we'll have to queue?
well if you want centre, court 1 or 2, you probably have to queue overnight:p it be there at say, 4 am or something:p
if you arrive at 9 you'll probably have to queue probably about 3 hours....so have fun:D and bring something to read:p

SJW
Apr 23rd, 2004, 12:29 PM
^ you sure you wanna get dirrty with me? :tape:

just joking :lol:

i really recommend camping. i haven't done it, but one day last year i left when people were setting up their tents, and there was a lot of bbqing, a lot of drinking, it looked like fun so i'm planning to camp this year :D

Martian Martin
Apr 23rd, 2004, 12:53 PM
well if you want centre, court 1 or 2, you probably have to queue overnight:p it be there at say, 4 am or something:p
if you arrive at 9 you'll probably have to queue probably about 3 hours....so have fun:D and bring something to read:p
Good advice ma girl ;)

Also about getting tickets for court 2, remember there is a standing bit at the top of the court where people with ground passes can go :)

vancouverite
Apr 24th, 2004, 11:26 AM
And don't forget, there's also a queue inside where you can pay a fiver for returned tickets from Centre Court and Court 1...You can get a grounds pass at 5 p.m. and go directly to that queue (above Henman Hill) to wait for returned tickets. It sometimes takes a while, but by doing that two years ago I got to see Monica play on Centre Court (she beat Rosana De Los Rios), Federer lose to Ancic, and Martina N. play doubles - not bad for five quid!

As for camping...the weather plays a huge factor, but if it doesn't rain and you can bear the fellow campers from South Africa and Australia who get drunk and stagger up and down the footpath all night (at least, they were the major culprits the night I did this last year!;) ), it's a real hoot. Just make sure to bring small camp chairs, a small cooler for wine/beer/cheese and some magazines to help pass the time (they have lockers to store this stuff when you're watching the tennis) and you can sip your champagne while the hapless folk trudge past you on the footpath - marvelous fun!

per4ever
Apr 24th, 2004, 12:46 PM
I will probably be going for two days :bounce:

strike86
Apr 24th, 2004, 07:11 PM
I will go up there, spend much of the day lurking around the outside courts, then go to resales to get tickets for showcourts.

Pamela Shriver
Apr 24th, 2004, 07:23 PM
I can't go this year :sad: Jr is being awkward already.