The Tennis Championships Wimbledon

This tennis tournament, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is held here every year and is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877 and is the only major tournament still played on grass.

The tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July. During this time Wimbledon town centre and village become alive with tennis fans and activity. Sometimes you can even spot a famous player here!

To see some tennis you can join the queue! Wimbledon remains one of the very few major UK sporting events where you can still buy premium tickets on the day of play. There is one queue for the on-day sale of tickets and often people camp overnight or join the queue very early in the morning to stand a chance of seeing matches on the three biggest courts.

One ticket per person queuing and payment is by cash only.

A limited number of tickets are available daily for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court, except for the last four days on Centre Court, when all are sold in advance. In addition, several thousand Grounds Passes are available each day at the entrance. With ground admission, you can sit in any unreserved seating and standing room on Courts No. 3-19.

As part of Milner School’s social programme, we usually offer two trips during the first week accompanied by a teacher. Late in the afternoon they join the queue for a ground admission ticket. During the first week you may often see quite famous players playing on the lower courts.

Please note Milner School of English is unable to secure tickets.

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