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Wimbledon 2020 ballot: How to apply for tickets – when is the deadline?

Wimbledon 2020 ballot tickets give fans the best chance of watching the action live

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Wimbledon 2020 may be some time away, but delighted punters are already preparing to flow through the gates at the All England Club after receiving notice of their ballot result.

The Championships are always a sell-out event, a mainstay in the British summer sporting calendar, and fans from around the world flock to SW19 for the festival of tennis.

But how can you plan ahead to make sure you have a seat at Wimbledon 2020?

RadioTimes.com has rounded up details for the Wimbledon 2020 ticket ballot.

How to buy Wimbledon 2020 tickets in the ballot

There are two parts to the Wimbledon Public Ballot: registration and application.

Registration phase: CLOSED.

If you registered in time, you can now apply for tickets.

Application phase: 1st November to 30th November 2019.

For almost 100 years, tennis fans had previously been required to send a stamped envelope to the All England Club to receive a ballot application form.

How to buy Wimbledon 2020 tickets in The Queue

If you fail to land tickets during the ballot stage, you can pick up seats in The Queue.

A limited number of tickets for the day’s play are available each morning, but be prepared — you may need to camp overnight in order to secure the sought-after tickets.

Check out this full guide to the Wimbledon queue.

Wimbledon 2020 ballot tickets give fans the best chance of watching the action live

Wimbledon 2020: When is Wimbledon? Tickets, ballot, draw

Wimbledon 2020 is a long time away, but you should start preparing. RadioTimes.com has rounded up all the details

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Plans are in place for next year’s Championships with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal no doubt in the fold to compete for the titles once again.

Strawberries will be doused in cream, rain will lash down on suncream-slapped necks, and Pimm’s will flow like water as thousands of fans lap up two weeks of terrific tennis from SW19 at the All England Club or the comfort of their own home.

RadioTimes.com has your complete guide to Wimbledon 2019 below – including dates, tickets, prize money and how to watch the tournament on TV and online.

When is Wimbledon 2020?

This year’s Championships are held from Monday 29th June — Sunday 12th July 2020.

Women’s Singles Final – Saturday 11th July

Men’s Singles Final – Sunday 12th July.

What time do Wimbledon 2020 matches start?

Matches will begin around 11:00am on outdoor courts.

Action starts later, at 1:00pm, on Centre Court and Court One.

Play lasts until the order of play is completed or the light fades.

Where does Wimbledon take place?

The Grand Slam has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877.

Centre Court, the main court during The Championships and perhaps the world’s most famous tennis court, is only in regular use during the two weeks of the year that the tournament takes place.

It’s also where the Royal Box is situated — and where you’re most likely to spot famous faces in the crowd.

How to watch Wimbledon 2020 live in the UK

Wimbledon will continue to be covered comprehensively by the BBC throughout the duration of the tournament.

Live matches will air on BBC1, BBC2 and the BBC Red Button in addition to Today at Wimbledon which will provide nightly match analysis and catch-ups over the fortnight.

How to watch Wimbledon 2020 live in the US

Wimbledon 2019 was broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2 for viewers in the US.

Wimbledon prize money 2020

Official prize money figures continue to rise each year.

Details for 2020 won’t be announced until close to the time, but the 2019 Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Singles tournaments prize money totals were:

  • First round – £45k
  • Second round – £72k
  • Third round – £111k
  • Fourth round – £176k
  • Quarter-finals – £294k
  • Semi-finals – £588k
  • Runner-up – £1.18m
  • Winner – £2.35m
  • TOTAL (Men and Women combined) – £28.49m

Wimbledon 2020 tickets

There are a variety of methods to get Wimbledon tickets, but be warned — it’s very competitive.

Ballot

Members of the public can apply for tickets to be distributed via a ballot system.

Check out the RadioTimes.com full guide to the Wimbledon ballot for details and deadlines.

The Queue

A limited number of tickets for the day’s play are available each morning, but be prepared — you may need to camp overnight in order to secure the sought-after tickets.

Check out this full guide to the Wimbledon queue.

Who won Wimbledon in 2019?

Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (SRB)

Women’s Singles: Simona Halep (ROM)

Men’s Doubles: Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) and Robert Farah (COL)

Women’s Doubles: Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) and Barbora Strycova (CZE)

Wimbledon 2020 is a long time away, but you should start preparing. RadioTimes.com has rounded up all the details