View Full Version : Eastbourne + Wimbledon 2002, go lindsay!!!!

Feb 4th, 2002, 04:15 AM
Who has wimbledon 2002 tickets allocated?
For what days?
Who will be in the queues?

Which is the best end to q from, i know one is quicker and it aint the one i wsa in last year!!!!

Still bouncing for lindz, get well soon.

beckl:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 4th, 2002, 04:17 AM
I think i have got womens semis on the final thursday.
They are 55 quid each, which i normally wouldnt pay, but maybe.....
If linds plays eastbourne, we'll see. Providing i have money by this point! :bounce:

Feb 4th, 2002, 03:35 PM
just a thought..if lindsay plays eastbourne..we could all go down and meet up and have a proper drinking session!!!

Feb 4th, 2002, 03:58 PM
Did someone say drink, I am always up for that!:bounce: :bounce:
Kelly, ru not thinking of q'ing for wimbledon?

Feb 4th, 2002, 05:20 PM
cant really afford to go to wimbledon....and cant really get time off work. Eastbourne is possible but it depends on the scheduling of my main exams which are in june...

Feb 4th, 2002, 11:14 PM
I have entered the public ballot but not heard anything yet so does that mean I haven't got any tickets does any one know

Feb 5th, 2002, 03:52 AM
I am soooooooo jealous of you guys, being able to live near a major! (and Wimbledon at that) :)

Feb 16th, 2002, 03:16 PM
<<<<< lives 4 hours drive away from wimbledon, approx 6 hours drive away from eastbourne.
Not particularly close!


Feb 16th, 2002, 08:47 PM
thats about the same distance..i think..manchester. the train is a posibility..but knowing me i'd get on the wrong one and end up going in the other direction:rolleyes:

Feb 17th, 2002, 12:33 PM
Hummmm, Kelly, me too. live near leeds would drive down, as would end up in glasgow!

Feb 19th, 2002, 02:45 PM
Hi everyone. My friend Joan has got tickets for Court One on womens semi finals day which means all the semis are played on Centre so we shall have doubles matches on court 1. However we are still going to go as we can always sit on the hill and watch the big screen particularly if Lindsay is playing.

I am in the LTA ballot which is drawn on 01 March so wish me luck for some more tickets, preferably centre Court!

Cheers for now - Jan

Feb 20th, 2002, 10:50 AM
I have thursday the 4th, which i reckon is womens semis, on centre court.
Jan I have 2 tickets, but only need one..... They are 55 quid a piece, otherwise i suppose i could sell it while i was there, for huge amounts!!!!
I still dont know if im gonna go, i prefer to go the first week, see more matches and pay less!!! (clearly from the north, a slightly cheap skate bunch).
So im unsure at the moment, but certainly have been allocated 2 tickets.

God i hope linds plays

Feb 20th, 2002, 10:54 AM
So who is going to be in the q's, what about you Jan, with ur friend?
I will be sporting a tasteful usa flag, and a i support davenport type of t-shirt!
And will always be trying to blag my way onto centre court without a pass! I must admit they do have more security than other tournaments which makes this tricky!!!!


Feb 20th, 2002, 01:20 PM
I read in the news paper - can't remember if it was last year or the year before, where the reporters were tipped off by a former employeee at Wimby that gate 7 (I think) was never suppervised. Apparently there was never any security or anything.

Anyway, these undercover reporters were able to walk through gate 7 without being questioned, checked or even asked for their tickets (which they didn't have). The reporters got a free day at Wimby, as well as meeting Martina Hingis, Andre Agassi and others. They also had a meal in the members section and watched a couple of center court matches!

So, I guess you could try that ;)

-bye for now, Rachel :wavey:

Feb 20th, 2002, 07:55 PM
Beckl, let's compare...
four hours driving... versus about, oh, a 1/2 hour drive, 9 hour plane ride (and that's without stops, layovers, etc.!) ..renting hotel, figuring my way to Wimbledon.. I'd say that would be a good 24hour journey for me, at least. Even a trip to the US Open for me is a cross country journey, so count your blessings!

Feb 21st, 2002, 11:24 AM
Hummm, gate 7 hey, I think i'll try that, have to wander aimlessly around till i find that!
Any other tip offs would also be good, but thanks for that rach.:D
Does anyone know which queue is the shortest i think it is the one not from southfields station, cos i was in that one last year and it was huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeee.


Feb 22nd, 2002, 01:05 PM
I will be on Court One watching doubles matches on 4 July unless Beck wants to sell her Centre Court tickets. Also I am awaiting the result of the LTA Advantage ballot on 01 March to see if I have been lucky this year.

I have a USA flag (large one) kindly got for me by Rayrob's parents last year. I also have a Tower of Power banner which I have made myself and a tee shirt designed by Rayrob with TOP on it and Lindsay No1 and some of her tournament wins last year. So I guess they might know who I am supporting. Nikki has a similar tee shirt too, don't you Nikk?


:wavey: :wavey:

Feb 22nd, 2002, 03:49 PM
Cool, But i saw no sign of any massive davenport fans last year.:(

Feb 22nd, 2002, 06:33 PM
ooooooo I am absolutely GREEN with envy. I want to go, I want to go!! :sad: :sad: :sad:

Feb 22nd, 2002, 06:56 PM
just been checking the prices for eastbourne and i was really surprised..they are quite cheap (im a northerner as u can tell;) ) about 30 for the final and 3 for a ground pass. i'm seriously looking into going but dont wanna book tickets now incase lindsay doesnt play..cos i only wanna go if she does....do u think she will be playig by then???

are any other UK based TOPS planning on going to eastbourne? i dont really wanna go on my own so if u are and i decide to go we could all go together:bounce:

Feb 25th, 2002, 03:05 PM
I was going to go to Eastbourne - as I've never been before, but now I'm going on a family holiday and helping to pay for it, I won't have the money to go as I would have to spend a night down in eastbourne too.

Still got the T-shirt then Jan? I remember being soooooooooo jealous when I made that t-shirt, I didn't think it'd come out as good as it did - you were lucky to get it back (not that I had any use for it) ;)

-Rachel :)

Feb 25th, 2002, 07:31 PM
Kelly I was thinking of going this year to Eastborne if I can get the time off work I hope to go down for the week as its a bit of a trek from Manchester to Eastbourne just for the day.

Is anybody else going and do you have any useful info as this will be the first time at a Tennis match for me.

Feb 26th, 2002, 12:23 PM
I am also panning on going for a few days to eastbourne, but it all depends on if linds is playing, 3 for a ground pass, gees thats pricey (northerner), joking....Their security cant be that good, im sure we could try and blag our ways into press conferences etc!!!!!!
For sure I will go down if you others are.....

beckl :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 26th, 2002, 12:38 PM
i've never been to a tourney either...last year lindsay did an autograph session...yey:bounce:

i'm sure we could find some 'cheap' accomodation for us to stay in.....i just hope that i dont have any exams during that week...

it would be a cool birthday present cos i turn the ripe old age of 19 that week:rolleyes:

Feb 26th, 2002, 12:47 PM
Have fun girls & guys :)

you'll love it ....... as for me I'll be heading off to Birmingham.
Roehampton is possible and Wimby :)

The Q's ...... one is shorter than other, its the other one ;)

Not been to Eastbourne since Natasha's triumph in 1999.

Feb 26th, 2002, 01:18 PM
Cant remember what i was gonna say, that makes a change doesn't it, NOT, instead i will bounce!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 26th, 2002, 01:37 PM
MMMM have just been browsing on the eastbourne type of site. It seems ground passes are as much as a fiver!
There is a prize on 18th June, for ladies day. (the best hat).
Must must win!!!!

Mar 1st, 2002, 09:41 AM
just found out when my wxams are in june...and surprise surprise i have one the week of eastbourne...the wednesday 19th..also my birthday...aarrrgghhh:mad:

so the earliest i could go would be wednesday nite or thursday morning...this is so typical!!

Mar 1st, 2002, 11:21 AM
Kelly, oh dear, exams are never much fun, but on ur birthday, that just sucks!
We'll have to see if lindsay is gonna play at eastbourne/wimby to see who is gonna go down. Tis a fair trek i admit!

beckl:bounce: :bounce:

Mar 3rd, 2002, 04:29 PM
Oh - i got tickets - wait for it - ladies finals - theyre 63 each though :o - but worth it - especially if our lindsay wins :bounce: :bounce:

Oh and second piece of good news - my aunt got mens quarter finals on centre - so im seeing those also - kinda hoping for marat, lleyton, andy, goran, oh i could go on and on and on :drool:

Mar 5th, 2002, 01:46 PM
:mad: Grrr oh god damn (sorry) is no one going to be in the q's for the first week????????????????????????????????????????
Please tell me that someone will be there for her first couple of matches....plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

beckl :bounce:

Mar 5th, 2002, 07:40 PM
not promising...but maybe i will go to wimbledon..depending on work and college..

Mar 6th, 2002, 11:18 AM
Yay, Kelly is a possible who else, who else?
Come on guys the tickets are way cheaper, only 10 quid to get a ground pass, then as soon as you are in, you leg it over to ticket re-sale and sit down for a bit. Make friends with the people in the q, just incase you are wandering about when the first ticket goes on sale, they will buy it for you! (5 quid) for centre court, cant be bad....
Its that easy. You also must pray for a small rain delay, cos the business guys who have got free tickets thru their firm, generally leave at the sign of rain. (you getting ur resale tix quicker)


Mar 6th, 2002, 01:32 PM
sounds like your an old pro at it!

just wondering..how much roughly will accomodation be?

Apr 16th, 2002, 02:37 PM
I have just heard from the radio--a remote source... that linds is confirmed for eastbourne, woohoo, book my tix im there, sod work!!!!
Not sure bout the accommodation for wimbledon, take a tent...... Pitch it on random piece of grass. Cool. Sleep in the car, where ever..
I may have to look into this, also in eastbourne..... tent is appealing (beckl scrambles through 35p in her pocket)....

ALL the best for lindsays return, wishing her well

Apr 17th, 2002, 02:14 PM
I was in the LTA Advantage draw for Wimby tickets and I got onto the reserve list. Have to wait until 6 May to find out if I have been lucky or not.

I will be on Court one on 4 July with my friend Joan who has tickets but as it ladies semis day on Centre we will only see doubles matches or we could watch on the big screen on the hill when LINDSAY is playing. She has to get to the semis of course!LOL

Jan:wavey: :cool: :hearts:

Apr 17th, 2002, 02:21 PM
I can't believe we will miss each other by one day Jan Im on court 2 on July 3rd, maybe next year!

I hope all the Tops members have a great time

Apr 18th, 2002, 04:46 PM
Still thinking of going to eastbourne for a few days. God not looking forawrd to that 6 hour drive though!
As for wimbledon, i have decided to go for the first week, i know, i know...im cheap and cant afford the 55quid for the ladies semis on centre court. They are a rip off i have decided i am not going to have them. Bit of a shame though, but its just simple ...that i aint paying that much, i would rather q for 4 hours! and pay 15 quid on resale!
Hope i see some of you guys down there....
Is anyone else as cheap as me, and therefore will be in th first week q's?


Apr 19th, 2002, 12:43 PM
Kaz it is a pity we miss each other by one day as you say. I second your comment that you hope all TOP have a great time at Wimby!

Sorry Beck - I am not good at queing, LOL! Too ancient you know!!

cheers now
:wavey: :cool: :hearts:

Apr 19th, 2002, 01:32 PM
Oh S*it, There are like no tickets available for centre court in eastbourne, ooops did i leave it a bit too late??? I was so impressed i even managed to find cheap accommodation and everything, i will have to resort watching it on tv instead. CRAP CRAP CRAP :mad:

Will ask again, please list:
Who is going to wimbledon, what dates.
Whos q'ing in the first week?


Apr 22nd, 2002, 01:51 PM
Hi beck

I am going on 4 July Court One

Possibly one other day but don't know date yet.



Apr 22nd, 2002, 04:03 PM
Hi Beckl

Im going July 3rd and I have a ticket for court 2

this is my first time, I am a Wimbledon virgin so to speak!!!!


Apr 23rd, 2002, 11:51 AM
Oh i am so proud, its my first ever thread that has reached the second page, woohoo for me.......:bounce: :bounce: Its clearly a shame that none of you guys will be in the q's, it is so much better than the second week and cheaper.

Apr 23rd, 2002, 12:51 PM
i might be going....depends on my exams and whether i can get time off work.

Apr 23rd, 2002, 11:59 PM
OK heres when im going

Wed July 3rd - centre mens quarters woohoo :drool:

Sat July 6th Ladies Final :Bounce:

Apr 24th, 2002, 10:07 AM
Oh Julie Im so Jelous but I should be grateful I have a ticket.

Hope you have a great time

Apr 25th, 2002, 01:35 PM
Lets wish everyone who is lucky enough to be going to Wimbledon good luck for some great tennis, for Lindsay to play and WIN and for no rain delays!! YES ??



Apr 26th, 2002, 11:38 AM
Sorry Jan but i am praying for small rain delays each day for the first week at least, otherwise no centre court (cheap) resale ticket for me.
Obviously its the way to go.
Whilst everyone else is running for the best grassy hill position, i am going for the first seat in the resale q and praying for rain delay!

I cant believe none of you guys will be q'ing the first week, its shameful!

Apr 26th, 2002, 01:20 PM
I have to work the first week of Wimbledon unless I do get tickets for the first week as I am on the reserve list for some, if that happens, the S*d work but I am going to Wimby!!

You are only allowed short rain delays then beck!

:wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Apr 27th, 2002, 12:28 PM
Yup, 15 minute ones at the most!
A few clouds to scare some people off, that never hurts.

Has anyone ever been to eastbourne b4? If so whats it like?

Apr 27th, 2002, 06:06 PM
I went to Eastbourne last year on QF day, It was my 1st tourney & it was great. I got to see Lindsay practise & her match along with many others. I have a press pass for this years event, so I will most likely be going again.

Apr 29th, 2002, 01:02 PM
I have been to Eastbourne quite a few times and have been fortunate enough to have a weekly ticket and have made a holiday out of it. It really is great! Its a bit like a garden party atmosphere and you can get near the players so much more easily than at Wimbledon and autographs are easier to get too and watching them practice so much better in my opinion, too. It was at Eastbourne that I got Steffi's autograph. I hope to go again sometime and hopefully get Lindsay's autograph, but afraid I don't think it will be this year due to work commitments.

LETS GO LINDSAY :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Apr 30th, 2002, 01:27 PM
:mad: <beckl wants a press pass, like nikki.:mad: :sad:
Cool thx guys it sounds good. I know what you mean about not been able to get near to players at wimby, its crap. I got loads of autographs when i was at the australian open a few years back, it was ace!


nikki i take it you are going to eastb this year then?

May 15th, 2002, 12:02 PM
:bounce: Now has a press pass for eastbourne, now tries to get one for wimbledon!
This is the not so pleasant reply I got,
Dear Beck,

Having being rebuffed by the organisers at Eastbourne what sort of
reasoning suggests the above Championships as an alternative for a
1st year journalism student?

The Championships are international event attended by players and
journalists at the top of their respective professions, I fear not
the place for a tyro to practice.

May I recommend the Nottingham Tennis Festival as a more likely


John W. Lyth
I don't think I have much of a chance of getting a pass do you, none the less, ofcourse I have replied did you expect me not to?
I will update you!


May 15th, 2002, 01:43 PM
That was a snotty reply Beck. I hope you gave as good as you got when you replied. What cheek! Makes you wonder if they want anyone at Wimby don't you think?

:cool: :wavey:

May 16th, 2002, 05:41 PM
All i can say about the reply i gave him, was... i have been referred!
His was a definate no though, but im sure i can annoy them enough to give me one!
congrats to jacs btw......

May 20th, 2002, 04:12 AM
I visited the UK for six days in 1992 and it was one of the best vacations of my life. Tried to get moved there also but it hasn't worked out. Friends did at Lakenheath.
Am envious of you who reside in the UK/England. Also, of course you have Wimbledon, my fav tourney/Slam.
I sure hope Lindsay is so healed she will win it. Go Lindsay!!! :bounce: