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When do Wimbledon tickets go on sale?


Wimbledon last took place back in 2019 (Picture: Getty)

Tennis fans are eager to get back to the courts this year, as major tournaments return following last year’s cancellations.

The French Open and the Queen’s Championship have whet fans appetites as they anticipate the biggest date in the tennis calendar – the Wimbledon Championship.

This year’s competition will be taking place from June 28 – July 11, and many fans are wondering when they can purchase tickets.

Here is everything you need to know…

When do Wimbledon tickets go on sale?

Organisers are looking forward to welcoming back fans to the Wimbledon courts (Picture: Getty)

The first batch of Wimbledon tickets became available for purchase on June 17.

Not all tickets will be released at once, with a phased approach to allow more people the chance to purchase them.

That means if you missed the initial deadline, you can still register and be eligible to purchase when more tickets become available.

You will have to register on the myWIMBLEDON page in order to be eligible to purchase tickets via the Wimbledon portal when more tickets are released.

There are currently still tickets available to purchase, and it is unknown at this time when the next batch of tickets will be made available.

The grounds will be at 50% capacity at the beginning of the championships due to current lockdown restrictions, meaning around 20,000 tickets will go on sale for each day of play.

The current plan for the men’s and women’s finals on Saturday July 10 and Sunday July 11, is to have Centre Court at its full capacity of 15,000 people.

Even though ‘freedom day’ – where all remaining restrictions are set to be lifted – has been delayed to July 19, Wimbledon is part of the Government Event Research Programme, a series of test events designed to see how fan attendances at live sports can be increased safely.

Wimbledon’s Chief Executive Sally Bolton said: ‘Our aspiration is to stage the best Championships possible, but it has always been our absolute priority to do this safely. We hope that the COVID-status certification requirements for ticket-holders, and the Minimised Risk Environment for players, their teams and officials, will provide the reassurance to those in our community, and all those who make Wimbledon happen, that we will deliver on this paramount objective.’

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Those lucky ticket holders will need to bring proof of two vaccinations (not within the last 14 days) or a negative test result, taken within the last 48 hours.

Audience members can display their test results via the NHS App or through a physical letter, available on request from the health services or by dialling 119.

Fans will also be required to wear face-coverings when moving around the venues, but will be allowed to remove them when sitting in their seats. 

While this approach has been met positivity from tennis fans, others have been more critical, wondering why Wimbledon should benefit from improved Covid measures while cases of the Delta variant continue to surge.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham tweeted: ‘One rule for tennis, another for everyone else’, while football pundit Gary Neville complained: ‘Can’t dance at a wedding but can stuff strawberries and champagne down your neck at The All England Club packed with tens of thousands crammed like sardines in a tin.’

What is the Wimbledon 2021 match schedule?

Novak Djokovic won the men’s singles final match against Roger Federer in 2019 (Picture: Getty)

The order of play for each day of the tournament is not released until the day before, meaning buying tickets to see specific players will be a difficult task in the first week.

The daily schedule is as follows:

  • Monday June 28 – Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Tuesday June 29 – Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Wednesday June 30 – Men’s and women’s singles second round
  • ThursdayJuly 1 – Men’s and women’s singles second round
  • Friday July 2 – Men’s and women’s singles third round
  • Saturday July 3 – Men’s and women’s singles third round
  • Sunday July 4 – No play scheduled
  • Monday July 5 – Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
  • Tuesday July 6 – Women’s singles quarter-finals
  • Wednesday July 7 – Men’s singles quarter-final
  • Thursday July 8 – Women’s singles semi-finals, men’s doubles semi-finals
  • Friday July 9 – Men’s singles semi-finals, women’s doubles semi-finals, mixed doubles semi-finals
  • Saturday July 10 – Women’s singles final, men’s doubles final, women’s doubles final
  • Sunday July 11 – Men’s singles final, mixed doubles final



Wimbledon prize money breakdown (singles)

Round one: £48,000
Round two: £75,000
Round three: £115,000
Round four: £181,000
Quarter-finals: £300,000
Semi-finals: £465,000
Final: £900,000
Winner: £1,700,000

The prize money has been reduced by 5.2% for players since the tournament was last held in 2019, due to the additional costs of implementing Covid safety measures.

While many major tennis stars will be at Wimbledon – including Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Venus Williams – both Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal have withdrawn from the competition.

Nadal has taken himself out due to injury concerns, while Osaka is taking some time away from the sport following her expulsion from the French Open, where she decided to skip her media duties throughout the tournament.


MORE : ‘It’s a shame’ – Andy Murray reacts to Rafael Nadal Wimbledon withdrawal


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