British Holiday Information

Wimbledon tennis tournament begins next week

It’s just a week until the start of the great British tradition of Wimbledon.

This year’s tournament begins on Monday 22 June with the Ladies’ singles final being held on Saturday 4 July and the Men’s on Sunday 5 July 2009.

The qualifying rounds begin today, Monday 15 June ending on Thursday prior to the draw taking place on Friday 19.

Traditionally these two weeks are associated with bad weather, however, Wimbledon is well prepared to cope with rain this year thanks to its new retractable roof on the Centre Court which will enable play to continue in the event of rain.

Tickets for Wimbledon

Tickets for the last four days of the tournament are all presold, however, there are around 500 tickets available for sale daily at the turnstiles for the Centre, No. 1 and No. 2 courts, and also about 6000 Ground Admission tickets available daily for access to the grounds and unreserved seating and standing on courts 3 to 19 – Ground Admission ticket numbers vary and are subject to the number of matches taking place and the weather.

For more information on how to obtain tickets on the day check out the Wimbledon website.