Wimbledon Debenture Tickets: Which is the Best Value Day of the Tournament?
By Ed C
Updated 11th November 2021
Thinking of attending Wimbledon 2022 with a Debenture Ticket? Check out our value guide and get the most bang for your buck at the Championships.
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets
The Wimbledon Championships offer an amazing day for tennis fans - especially if you are attending with a Wimbledon Debenture Ticket.
Whether you choose a Debenture Ticket for Centre Court or No.1 Court, you’re guaranteed to see a full day of world-class tennis - whichever day you attend.
Thanks to retractable roofs on both courts, it’s unlikely that you will miss any play due to rain. You might even get lucky and see matches rescheduled from other courts being played in the evening on Centre Court or No.1 Court.
With a Debenture Ticket you can also enter the Wimbledon Grounds before the Show Court play starts, and watch the action on the outside courts in the morning.
The Championships are played over two weeks, with the world’s best tennis players battling it out across seven thrilling knockout rounds. This presents fans with plenty of opportunities to soak up the atmosphere and watch their favourite players from VIP seats.
Big Changes for 2022
One of the changes made for Wimbledon 2022 is the removal of the rest day on the middle Sunday. This means that there will now be 14 days of play. The change also heralds the end of ‘Manic Monday’, with the last 16 matches instead being spread out over two days instead of one.
The Men’s and Ladies’ Quarter Finals are played on both Tuesday and Wednesday, with two matches from each playing on each day. In previous years, the Ladies' Quarter Finals were all on Tuesday and the Men’s were all on Wednesday. This means there is for more variety over the two days.
What are the best days to go to Wimbledon?
There is no bad day to go to Wimbledon, whichever court and day you choose. Some days will provide a better atmosphere and more opportunities to see the world’s best tennis players. Other days may give you a better chance of ‘spooting a celebrity in the crowd’.
As the Tournament progresses into the later stages, there will be more opportunities to see higher-ranked players on Centre Court and No.1 Court. You will probably see fewer matches on the later days, however.
In the first week of the Tournament, there are more matches being played on both courts, but you may not get to see the Tournament’s biggest battles during these early rounds.
Instead, you are more likely to see some of the Tournament’s best seeds pitted against lower-ranked players. This can still make for an entertaining day’s tennis. Everyone loves an underdog, and seeing a top-seeded player crash out in the first round provides for great drama and excitement.
Men’s and Ladies’ Finals
The Men’s and Ladies' Finals are two of the hottest tickets for the Championships. After the Ladies' Final, there is also the Men’s Doubles Final, which is always a brilliantly entertaining watch.
Given the strength of British Men’s doubles at the moment, there is every chance there could be British representation in the form of Jamie Murray, Neal Skupski, or Joe Salisbury, who recently won the US Open Men’s and Mixed Doubles titles.
Ladies’ and Men’s Semi-Finals
Another popular day to go is the Ladies' Semi Finals (on the second Thursday) or the Men’s Semi Finals (on the second Friday). You'll see two very high-quality singles matches in one day, and you’re likely to see some of the best players in the world going head-to-head.
Those lucky enough to attend the Men’s Semi-Finals in 2018 were treated to a tense battle between Anderson and Isner, with Anderson prevailing 26-24 in the fifth set, followed by Djokovic and Nadal playing out their own five set epic.
Ticket holders in 2019 got to witness perhaps one of the last meetings between Federer and Nadal, which went to four sets. Whilst some semi-finals have been short or below par in quality, it is unlikely that both Semi-Finals on the day will be one-sided, so you are virtually guaranteed to see some world class tennis.
If you want a cheaper ticket to Centre Court or No.1 Court, but still hope to see some of the biggest names, a Debenture Ticket to the earlier rounds in the first week might be a good option.
The early round matches can be less competitive and dramatic than the later rounds, but there is always potential for an upset. Tiafoe recently stunned French Open finalist Tsitsipas in the first round, and in previous years Rosol took out Nadal and Stakhovsky beat Federer early in the Tournament.
2022 may be one of the last opportunities to many legends of the game before they retire, including Federer, Nadal, Murray and the Williams sisters. No matter what matches you ultimately get to see, you'll still get a day to remember.
For hardcore tennis fans, the first four days could be considered as some of the best days to attend, even if you can’t get your hands on a Debenture Ticket for Centre Court or No.1 Court. Some of the best players in the world play their first two matches on the outside courts, which you can access just with a Ground Pass.
On the Outside Courts, you can also get very close to the action, giving you a completely different perspective to watching a match on TV. There is also a chance to see some of the rising stars of the game. Names like Medvedev, Tsitsipas, and Rublev were playing on Outside Courts just a couple of years ago.
However, you're at the mercy of the weather on the outside courts. If you are on Centre Court or No.1 Court, you are guaranteed a full day’s play as both courts have a retractable roof.
What's the best day for Wimbledon atmosphere?
There is nothing like attending the Championships on Day One, on the first Monday. Day One at Wimbledon is something that the sporting world looks forward to from the start of the year, and the anticipation among the crowd, volunteers and staff on the first Monday morning at Wimbledon is one of the most exciting atmospheres in world sport.
Let’s also not forget that you’ll be in esteemed company on whatever day of the Championships you wish to attend. Celebrities and members of the Royal Family are often in attendance on Centre Court. If you’re an avid celeb spotter, there’s a greater chance you’ll see a few A-listers attend Centre Court in the later rounds.
Should I go to Wimbledon in Week One or Week Two?
To get the best value for your Wimbledon ticket, perhaps some of the best days to attend the Championships are towards the end of the first week.
While Debenture Ticket prices can significantly increase at the last minute, depending on who’s playing, you’re guaranteed some exciting matches in the third and fourth rounds. These matches typically take place between Friday and the 2nd Monday. From 2022 the third and fourth rounds will also include the middle Sunday.
In week two, you’ll also be able to see the Men’s and Ladies' Singles Quarter-Finals, but you may not see as many games as you would if you were to secure a ticket in the first week.
What is the best day to attend No. 1 Court?
It’s worth noting you can only buy No. 1 Court Debenture Tickets for the first 11 days of the Championships. Unusually, No.1 Court features doubles matches only on the 11th day. This day offers particularly good value for fans wanting the Wimbledon experience.
What is the best day to attend Centre Court?
Centre Court, meanwhile, has matches being played all 14 days of The Championships, and there is really no bad day to attend the most prestigious tennis arena in the world.
Again, if you are looking for the best value for money Debenture tickets, many spectators favour going to see later singles rounds or the early quarter-finals days on Centre Court. These days are a great opportunity to see some finest players in action, while also guaranteeing a full day of tennis.
So what is the best value day?
The quality of tennis does tend to improve as the Tournament progresses, as is the nature of any knockout, as you see the better players start to face off against each other.
The reality is that there is no bad day to go to Wimbledon. With the changing dynamic of both the Men’s and Ladies' game, the 2022 edition of Wimbledon will be a hard one to predict. If you do opt for tickets to an early round, you could easily witness a memorable upset.
Attending Wimbledon is truly a unique and special experience, no matter what day you attend and what matches you see, if you get the chance it really is an absolute must!
What is the schedule for Wimbledon 2022?
|Days||Centre Court||No. 1 Court|
|1st Mon &Tues||1st Round matches||1st Round matches|
|1st Wed & Thurs||2nd Round matches||2nd Round matches|
|1st Fri & Sat||3rd Round matches||3rd Round matches|
|1st Sun & 2nd Mon||4th Round matches||4th Round matches|
|2nd Tues & Wed||Quarter Finals matches||Quarter Finals matches|
|2nd Thurs||2 x Ladies’ Semi Finals matches||Doubles Finals|
|2nd Fri||2 x Men’s Semi Finals matches||n/a|
|2nd Sat||Ladies’ Finals match||n/a|
|2nd Sun||Men’s Finals match||n/a|
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