What are the Wimbledon Championships Disabled Facilities?

The AELTC takes accessibility at the Wimbledon Grounds seriously, providing essential facilities for anyone with a disability or in a wheelchair. Despite this, the Tournament can be a confusing mix of rules, regulations, traditions and various types of tickets.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club AELTC is constantly working to improve routes for wheelchair users, and maps and guides indicting these routes display these routes are available throughout the Grounds.

The AELTC make it clear that Wimbledon Stewards and any other member of staff are trained and always on hand if your require assistance.

The following is a comprehensive list of facilities at the Grounds.

Arriving and departing

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.

Car parking

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.

Taxis

There is a taxi pick up point on Marryat road next to the Blue Badge drop off and pick up point.

Seating

Designated wheelchair Reserved seating* for wheelchair users is available on the following courts:

Court Location Gangway/Access
Centre Court South end 101
North end 109
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.

WCs

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:

Court Location
Centre Court North side
Level 5
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)

Hearing impaired

Assistive listening is available at Induction hearing loops distributed throughout the Grounds, indicated with the hearing look logo.

Sight impaired

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.

Other Information

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.