What is a Wimbledon Tennis Ground Pass and How Do I Get One?

A Wimbledon Ground Pass is the cheapest way to visit the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

In this article, we’ll look at what a Wimbledon Ground Pass offers, and why Ground Passes are one of the best ways to enjoy the world-class tennis of The Championships.

What is a Wimbledon Ground Pass?

A Ground Pass is a ticket that provides the holder entrance to the Grounds of The Championships during a specific day.

Ground Passes allow tennis fans to walk around the Grounds and soak up the atmosphere from some of the Tournament’s iconic locations, including Henman Hill (or Murray Mound if you prefer).

You can only use a Ground Pass on the day it was issued, and a standard Ground Pass will give visitors access to watch tennis matches being played on Courts 3-19.

A Ground Pass will not allow the holder access to Centre Court, Court No. 1 or Court No. 2. Although you may be able to upgrade your Wimbledon Ground Pass to gain entry to the main Show Courts. We go into more detail on how to upgrade below.

How much does a Wimbledon Ground Pass cost?

Wimbledon Ground Passes are the cheapest tickets you can buy for the All England Championships.

For the 2022 tournament, the most expensive Ground Pass tickets are priced at £27 per person per day, for Days 1 to 8 of the Championships.

Ground Pass Ticket prices are then reduced during the second week of the Tournament. One of the reasons that the prices are lower later in the week is that there is a much lower chance of seeing any play on the Ground Pass-accessible court in Week Two, and fewer matches are played.

You can, however, still watch Show Court matches on the big screen in front of the Hill.

Cost of Wimbledon Ground pass

Ground Pass Day Cost
Days 1 to 8 £27
Days 10, 11 and 12 £20
Days 12 and 13 £15
Final Day of the Championships £8

See also: What Are The 2022 Wimbledon Tennis Championship Dates?

How do I buy a Wimbledon Ground Pass?

Wimbledon remains one of the world’s few major international sporting tournaments that allows guests to buy tickets on the day of the event.

You cannot buy a Wimbledon Ground Pass online and can only secure your tickets by queuing on the day you wish to attend The Championships.

On each day, approximately 500 tickets for No.1 Court, No. 2 Court and Centre Court are made available to be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis to tennis fans. To get a Show Court ticket, you must join the famous Wimbledon Queue.

Competition for tickets in the Queue is fierce, with many tennis fans camping out on one or two nights ahead of the start of play.

For each day of The Championships the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) allocates a set (approximate) number of tickets to people queue, as follows:

  • Centre Court – 500 tickets
  • No. 1 Court – 500 tickets
  • No. 2 Court – 500 tickets
  • Ground Passes – Several thousand

The queue works on a first come first serve basis. When you arrive at the queue point, you will be allocated a queue card with your position. So, if you are anywhere between 1st and 500th in the queue for a specific day, you will almost certainly find your self on Centre Court. If you are in position 2,000, you will probably get a Ground Pass.

Where do I buy a Wimbledon Ground Pass?

To secure a Ground Pass, visitors must queue in front of Gate 3, which is situated on Church Road, opposite Wimbledon Park.

How do I upgrade a Ground Pass to a Show Court Ticket?

While play can continue late into the evenings, many people leave The Championships early and return their tickets to the Wimbledon ticket resale kiosk on exit.

You may be able to pick up a returned ticket for one of the Show Courts, if you queue later in the afternoon. Returned tickets can be purchased (when available) from the resale kiosk situated inside the grounds.

The ticket office immediately makes these returned Show Court tickets available for Ground Pass holders to buy. This gives you the chance to see a later match on Centre Court, No. 1 Court and No. 2 Court.

For more information on how to purchase your tickets for the All England Championships, visit Green & Purple’s ticket sales pages here, or contact our customer services team on +44 (0)207 183 5762.