Wimbledon Championships 2023: An Ultimate Guide for Overseas Visitors
By Ed C
Updated 20th December 2021
The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, and every year it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.
If you are planning to attend the Wimbledon Championships 2023 as an overseas visitor, then you are in for a treat. Here is our ultimate guide to help you plan your visit to one of the most iconic sporting events.
What are the Championship Dates?
The 2023 Wimbledon Tennis Championships will run from Monday, July 3, 2023 to Sunday, July 16, 2023.
Where are the Championships held?
The Tournament takes place at:
All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), Church Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE.
How do I get a ticket as an overseas visitor?
Overseas Tennis Federations and Associations
The AELTC allocate some tickets to overseas tennis federations and associations, for distribution to their affiliated clubs. Clubs then allocate these tickets to their members, often with a lottery system. This may be a route for overseas club members to get Wimbledon tickets.
The Overseas Public Ticket Ballot
The Wimbledon Championships ticket allocation process has changed. The overseas ballot system has been merged with the UK Public Ballot which is now held online.
The Ballot is a lottery, in that you cannot ask for tickets to a specific court on a specific day, or even indicate a preference. If you win the ballot, you are offered one or two tickets (as required) for a full day on Centre Court, No.1 Court, No.2 Court or No.3 Court. You could end up sitting anywhere from No.3 Court on the first Monday, to Gentlemen’s Singles Final tickets on Centre Court.
The entry deadline for the Ballot for the 2023 Championships has already passed: it closed on 15th November 2022.
Be sure to check the Wimbledon website at the start of November this year to apply for the 2024 Ballot.
A certain quantity of tickets will be available to be purchased on the day through the famous Wimbledon Queue.
If you don't manage to get tickets to the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament through the Public Ballot, you could try joining the famous Wimbledon Queue. If you are prepared to start queuing early enough, this is one of the cheapest ways to get a Show Court seat at the Championships.
The queue is open to UK and overseas visitors.
If you are looking for a VIP experience at the Wimbledon Championships, a Debenture Ticket is the way to go.
Situated on the same seating tier as the Royal Box, Debenture Tickets are the most sought after tickets at the Tournament. Debenture Ticket seats give tennis fans the best views of the action on Wimbledon’s historic Centre Court or the Championship’s newly-renovated No.1 Court.
What is the dress code?
Visitors to The Championships are actively encouraged to wear smart casual clothing.
Debenture Ticket holders, in particular, should ensure they are wearing smart casual clothing to access debenture holder seats and exclusive lounges.
The rules are slightly different for those attending the Royal Box, who must wear more formal clothes, including a jacket and a tie to enter the Royal enclosures.
But while Debenture Ticket holders are advised to wear smart casual attire, the AELTC’s official dress code guidance states that Debenture Ticket holders are not required to wear a jacket and tie.
Food and drink
The Wimbledon Championships are more than a celebration of tennis. The Tournament has also become a celebration of the food and drink that are synonymous with the occasion. From fine dining to strawberries and cream, the Championships continue to serve up the most delicious food and drink year after year.
Secure your place at the 2024 Championships now
We currently have Wimbledon Debenture Tickets available to buy for Centre Court and No.1 Court, for every day of the 2024 Championships.
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