What are the Wimbledon Championships Disabled Facilities?
By Ed C
Updated 5th January 2022
The AELTC takes accessibility at the Wimbledon Grounds seriously, providing essential facilities for anyone with a disability or in a wheelchair. Here's what you need to know:
Trained staff always on hand
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) make it clear that Wimbledon Stewards and any other member of staff are trained and always on hand if your require assistance.
Getting to the Grounds
The nearest Underground Station is Southfields Station on the District which is approximately a 15 minute walk to Gate 4 on Church Road. Southfields has lifts and boarding ramps.
The 493 bus service connects Wimbledon Station and Southfields Station to the Grounds outside the Wimbledon Museum next to Gate 4.
The 493 service is a single deck bus with wheelchair access. The bus stops are immediately outside the Museum (Gate 4) and is is announced on the bus as ‘Wimbledon Tennis Club and Museum’.
The 493 service stars at 05:49 and runs approximately every 20 minutes until 01:12.
Blue Badge holder parking is available at various car parks near the Grounds.
The closest and most convenient car park for disabled parking is Car Park 6 on Church Road.
Parking can be booked and paid for in advance through the AA.
Drop Off and Pick up
There are Blue Badge drop off and collection points next to Car Park 1 on Marryat Road and near Gate 13 on Somerset Road.
There is a taxi pick up point on Marryat road next to the Blue Badge drop off and pick up point.
The club is constantly working to improve routes for wheelchair users. Maps and guides of accessible routes are displayed throughout the Grounds.
Designated wheelchair Reserved seating* for wheelchair users is available on the following courts:
|Centre Court||South end||101|
|Level 5||Lift access on the north-east, north-west and south-east sides.|
|No. 1 Court||Level 2||8 and 12 (East side) and 26 and 30 (West side)|
|No. 2 Court||South side||8 and 12|
|No. 3 Court||West side||10|
|Outdoor Screen||Aorangi Terrace||Reserved area|
*In accordance with safety regulations, wheelchair users are required to sit in designated areas only.
If you are allocated tickets in the Wimbledon Ballot, you can use one of the tickets for a companion.
Toilets with disabled facilities are located throughout the Grounds. Access is gained with a National Key Scheme (NKS) Radar Key.
If you do not have a Radar Key, you can obtain one at the entrance gates or at any information kiosk within the Grounds. You can also purchase a RADAR key ahead of the Tournament from Disability Rights UK.
Disable toilets are located at the following locations:
|Centre Court||North side|
|No. 1 Court||Level 2 (all corners)|
|Level 3 (all corners)|
|No. 2 Court||South and East sides|
|No. 3 Court||West side|
|Court 12||West side near Gate 12|
|Court 18||North side (incudes Changing Places facilities)|
Assistive listening is available at Induction hearing loops distributed throughout the Grounds, indicated with the hearing look logo.
Guide dogs are admitted to the Grounds and Show Courts, but dogs must remain with their owner at all times. Note that there are no toileting areas anywhere in the Grounds.
Eating and Drinking
There are a plethora of food and drink options throughout the Grounds. There have been been reports that it is difficult for wheelchair users to purchase food and drink unaided. As such, it may be worth taking a packed lunch if this is likely to make things difficult.
Remember that Wimbledon Stewards and staff are always on hand to help. You can also get further information ahead of the tournament by calling the Ticket Office on 020 8971 2473 ahead of the Tournament.
Secure your place at the 2023 Championships now
We currently have Wimbledon Debenture Tickets available to buy for Centre Court and No.1 Court, for every day of the 2023 Championships.
To get the ball rolling:
Green & Purple client benefits: Travel pass for travel to and from Wimbledon, Assistance with dining reservations in Debenture restaurants, Specialist team on hand to discuss queries or advice.
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