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ttlltt69
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:29 AM
I intend to spend a week at the Wimbledon 2010, either 1st week or 2nd week , as this is my first time watching live tennis, i sincerely hope you guys could help me , Thanks in advance.

p/s I live in Singapore

Bartosh
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:41 AM
Read this - http://aeltc2009.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/tickets/tickets.html

Monica_Rules
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:45 AM
The only way is through the ballot but i'm sure thats only open to people living in the UK, i may be wrong though.

Otherwise you'll have to queue up pon the day to get tickets

shirgan
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Read this - http://aeltc2009.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/tickets/tickets.html
wow. so complicated :weirdo:

Mynarco
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:57 AM
:o
so complicated.

The Kaz
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Thank god I live near the AO and not Wimby...that system is pathetic :o

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Thank god I live near the AO and not Wimby...that system is pathetic :o

its not complicated, they only do this cos people would buy them up and them sell them on Ebay.

Aus open tickets, no one wants them, same for RG or US Open
Wimbledon tickets are like Gold...........

but most people who go there have little or zero tennis knowledge

Tales
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Is the only way to get multiple tickets is to queing? I just recieved the application form and if I win I can only get one ticket for one day for one court. I'm not spending hundreds of punds on plane and hotel for one ticket. And queing sounds too time consuming and risky.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Is the only way to get multiple tickets is to queing? I just recieved the application form and if I win I can only get one ticket for one day for one court. I'm not spending hundreds of punds on plane and hotel for one ticket. And queing sounds too time consuming and risky.

queue = 1 person = 1 ticket

its not risky at all, time consuming yes

Svetame
Oct 24th, 2009, 12:32 PM
I queued for tickets both this year and last year, and it's so much fun! You meet people from all over the place, and the time flies! If you join the queue early, you get in early. It only took about 2-3 hours this year, was about 4 last year. They have everything you need in the queue, food, tea/coffee, newspapers, toilets (which are impeccably clean) and friendly stewards to talk to! It's so worth it!!

AnomyBC
Oct 24th, 2009, 01:52 PM
OH. MY. GOD. I just read through those instructions. Are they friggin serious!?! If anyone ever tried a system like that in the US, not only would no one buy tickets, but there would most likely be angry riots outside of the tournament gates. I mean seriously, people staying overnight in tents just to get tickets!?! There would be total chaos. It would be like Woodstock '99 or something. There would be people turning over cars and starting fires. I can't imagine how anyone could put up with a system like that. Everyone in the UK should just boycott the tournament until they change it. I mean seriously, that is absolutely INSANE :eek:

teddyboysmith2
Oct 24th, 2009, 01:55 PM
im going next year for a few days, gonna buy ground pass on the door!!! be my first live tennis too! go on the first week and you can see good seeded players on the outside courts in the early rounds

AnomyBC
Oct 24th, 2009, 01:58 PM
PS - If there's seriously so much of a demand that they need to put a system like that in place, they should just increase the amount of seating and/or increase the ticket prices. Wouldn't that solution be a lot more logical and reasonable? :confused:

teddyboysmith2
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:16 PM
PS - If there's seriously so much of a demand that they need to put a system like that in place, they should just increase the amount of seating and/or increase the ticket prices. Wouldn't that solution be a lot more logical and reasonable? :confused:

in britain tennis is seen as a sport for the rich and privaliged people and they are trying to appeal tennis to the masses now so by bumping up ticket prices they would be once again promoting tennis as a sport for the higher class of people and ordinary peeps wont be able to afford it!

Bartosh
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:19 PM
OH. MY. GOD. I just read through those instructions. Are they friggin serious!?! If anyone ever tried a system like that in the US, not only would no one buy tickets, but there would most likely be angry riots outside of the tournament gates. I mean seriously, people staying overnight in tents just to get tickets!?! There would be total chaos. It would be like Woodstock '99 or something. There would be people turning over cars and starting fires. I can't imagine how anyone could put up with a system like that. Everyone in the UK should just boycott the tournament until they change it. I mean seriously, that is absolutely INSANE :eek:

Brits are well organized - it's not their fault that in the USA people are unable to behave like human race :lol:

tbh I find queue quite boring :shrug: nothing interesting - just 2+ hours of waiting...

nevetssllim
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:35 PM
I queued for tickets both this year and last year, and it's so much fun! You meet people from all over the place, and the time flies! If you join the queue early, you get in early. It only took about 2-3 hours this year, was about 4 last year. They have everything you need in the queue, food, tea/coffee, newspapers, toilets (which are impeccably clean) and friendly stewards to talk to! It's so worth it!!

That queue is anything but fun! It brings me out in a cold sweat whenever I think about it :o

Slutiana
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:39 PM
^:sobbing: I just slept for two hours in the queues this year.

Bartosh
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:46 PM
^:sobbing: I just slept for two hours in the queues this year.

Last year, the sun burned my face just because I didn't think you have so much sun in London :sobbing: My pale face turn to latino in one day :sobbing:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Last year, the sun burned my face just because I didn't think you have so much sun in London :sobbing: My pale face turn to latino in one day :sobbing:

London sun is pretty bad in June
watching tennis all day isnt good esp if its sunny all day, and sun comes up at 4.30am

2Black
Oct 24th, 2009, 04:27 PM
I LOVED LOVED the Queue the past 2 years ... I have been 2nd row on Center court & have seen Federer, Nadal, Venus, Serena, Dementieva, Roddick, Murray (I cheered like hell against him & had my entrie section mad at me lol), etc.

The Queue is fun if you're with friends & they know how to make it fun.

We even queued over night 1 night & believe me we did not stay in that line the entire time ... Be creative people LOL

youizahoe
Oct 24th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Luckily I can get my tickets through a friend, or I wouldn't even bother going through a queu.

toxina90
Oct 24th, 2009, 05:15 PM
We were on a day trip to London this year, it was the 2nd Thursday, by the time I got there we missed most of the action, saw the end of a mixed doubles and some on outside courts, sat on the hill for a bit, got in for a fiver, was great, no queue either at that point.

Want to go next year for longer and see more action :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 24th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Also the people who Q up get the best courtside seats, further up you are in the Q, the more choice you have,

moon
Oct 24th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Anyone who has the chance should do it.
I've done the queue overnight, and arrived the morning of. I've gotten great seats, seen a TON of great players, and been in the london press 2 years straight. :D

ttlltt69
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Dear all, thanks all, for all the useful infos.

( too much hassle going thru balloting) Looks like, sounds like i hv to join the Q for the tickets1st week of the tournament, So many players i would love to see,,,Justine Henin, Kim Clijters, Maria Sharapova, williams sisters, R Nadal, R Federer, Roddick...achahooo..cant wait for he great fun!!

Me Avoid Richard williams, R Stapenek, Vera Zvonareva, Marion bartoli :mad: they are such a pain , No like them at all.

Cheers! best of luck to everyone here ! muack muack !

MBM
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:45 AM
i do the ballot thing every year. it's a very anal system, but it works! thank god you can pay by card online now! last year it was:

1. you send a self-addressed stamped envelope to AELTC
2. they send an application form back to you in that envelope
3. you fill in the application form and send it back to AELTC
4. they send you the success news in february in an envelope they pay for
5. you send a cheque with the confirmation back to AELTC
6. they send you the tickets in late april/may

and with the amount of postal strikes we have in this bloody country, i'm surprissed it has been such a successful system!

MBM
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:47 AM
Me Avoid Richard williams, R Stapenek, Vera Zvonareva, Marion bartoli :mad: they are such a pain , No like them at all.

Cheers! best of luck to everyone here ! muack muack !

i met richard williams (and lakeisha) at wimbledon last year. really nice man. has a lot of time for people

The Kaz
Oct 25th, 2009, 04:54 AM
its not complicated, they only do this cos people would buy them up and them sell them on Ebay.

Aus open tickets, no one wants them, same for RG or US Open
Wimbledon tickets are like Gold...........

but most people who go there have little or zero tennis knowledge

Each to their own...you see the same players in both tournaments. And remember that more ppl go to the AO and USO than Wimby, so your theory is sunk :p

saska77
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Is the only way to get multiple tickets is to queing? I just recieved the application form and if I win I can only get one ticket for one day for one court. I'm not spending hundreds of punds on plane and hotel for one ticket. And queing sounds too time consuming and risky.

yes, you get a ticket for either Centre or Court 1, you can watch all matches on that court, plus all matches on the outside courts. If you hold Crt 1 tix you can not watch Centre court and vice-versa. Sorry does this make sense?

And yes, the ballot is one set of tickets per household. You have to fill in the form and send it back and if you do win a pair of tickets, they will sand you a letter with teh date and ticket specified (and price). Send cheque, they send a ticket - done.

I though this is a wonderful system :angel:

...queuing is fun, the atmosphere in Wimbledon Village is great as well and you get to meet fun people and talk shit whilst waiting. It is all good :lol:

Does anyone know how to get tix for the French Open though? :help:

nevetssllim
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:50 PM
i met richard williams (and lakeisha) at wimbledon last year. really nice man. has a lot of time for people

I saw them wandering around a few times too - it turned out Richard and Lakeisha were on the next bench over from me watching Radwanska v. Martinez Sanchez on the first Tuesday, and, I even saw Isha, who had just come from the cafe near court six. :eek: But I didn't talk to them because firstly I'm not good around famous people and secondly I was feeling so ill and dizzy because of the heat :lol: But Richard was happily signing autographs and chatting away which was nice to see :)

Max565
Oct 25th, 2009, 06:30 PM
I've camped out the night before and queued the last two years. It is an AMAZING experience! You bond and chat with your friends and you get the best seats in the stadium!

Slightly OT question:
Does anyone know how you get a job as a groundsmen/courtcoverer (whatever you call the guys who sit next to the court and cover it when it rains!) at Wimbledon? My school is actually IN Wimbledon so each year, I see our school leavers work at Wimbledon but I never knew the specifics of applying for a job.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 25th, 2009, 06:41 PM
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Slightly OT question:
Does anyone know how you get a job as a groundsmen/courtcoverer (whatever you call the guys who sit next to the court and cover it when it rains!) at Wimbledon? My school is actually IN Wimbledon so each year, I see our school leavers work at Wimbledon but I never knew the specifics of applying for a job.

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/guide/employment.html