Where is Wimbledon?
Wimbledon is situated in South West London, close to Morden and Kingston. Wimbledon is easily reached from the city centre by district line tube, which runs from Wimbledon to Earls Court, Kensington, Victoria, Paddington and Tower Hill. Within a five minute taxi ride of the Tennis Club is Colliers Wood station on the Northern Tube line, providing access to Waterloo, Vauxhall, London Bridge and Docklands. Wimbledon station also connects to a mainline service offering travel to Victoria Station via Clapham or as far South as the South Coast.
Travelling by car is very easy as Wimbledon is close to the M25, A24, A308 and A238 main roads. There are many car park nearby to the Tennis Club, however they can be expensive and fill up very quickly. To avoid missing out or getting stuck in traffic jams, we recommend parking your car elsewhere and taking public transport.
About the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
The world's leading tennis tournament began in 1877 on the grassy courts of the ´All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club´, and since then this medieval sport has developed into a multimillion dollar (or pounds in the case of this English tournament) profession. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, held over 20 courts, includes players from over 60 nations slogging it out for 2 weeks, attracting over half a million spectators every year - not to mention the millions worldwide watching from home.
In true English style, this grand slam event is organised to the highest standard with over 6,000 people working at the tournament every year from the media to ball boys & girls. The 2006 Championships will begin on Monday 26th June until Sunday 9th July, or until all matches have been played. There will of course be the main events to such Gentlemen's and Ladies´ singles, doubles and mixed doubles as well as events for 35´s and over, 45´s and over, Boys singles & doubles and Girls singles & doubles. An additional event that has run during the Championship for the past 4 years is ´The Road to Wimbledon´ - a junior tennis programme designed for children aged 14 and under, aimed at encouraging young people to the game.
Open all year round is the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum which is a fascinating tour of the history of tennis that was reopened after extensive refurbishments by the HRH Duke of Kent on 12th April 2006. The museum includes a cinema, a walk through men's dressing room with tennis ´vocalist´ John McEnroe, interactive displays and memorabilia donated by many Tennis champions and celebrities.
Ticket prices for the Tennis Championships range between five pounds for ground tickets up to eighty three pounds for a seat at the finals. The grounds open daily at 10.30am with matches on centre court traditionally starting at 1pm, and finals days at 2pm. The grounds close one hour after the last match of the day has finished.
Wimbledon Tennis Championships Gallery