May 14, 2010, Newsletter Issue #30: Wimbledon

Tip of the Week

Wimbledon is held during the end of June to the beginning of July each year in London. If youíre a tennis fan then there can be nothing better than seeing a match first hand during your trip to London.

If you think you would like to see a match at Wimbledon then you need to plan in advance, WAY in advance. The majority of the Centre No.1 and No.2 court tickets are given out through a drawing system. Anyone can apply for tickets between the beginning of August and middle of December of the previous year. Winners are drawn from all the applicants and then given the opportunity to obtain tickets.

If you donít get tickets early you can still get tickets at the turnstiles. Around 500 tickets are saved for each of the Centre, No 1 and No 2 courts. Due to the limited number available it is not uncommon for people to camp out overnight for the opportunity to get tickets. Around 6000 ground tickets are also made available to the public each day depending on the amount of people already within the gates and on weather conditions.

Even if you have a car during your stay in London you may want to use public transportation to and from Wimbledon. Traffic can be very heavy during the championships and public parking is limited. There are regular rails services from the center of town to Wimbledon Station, as well as bus and taxi services.

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