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Wimbledon top 10: Make the most of your visit

by Mark Hodgkinson
Monday 24 June 2013

In the first of our daily top 10s, Wimbledon.com offers some advice for getting the most out of your visit.

1. Buy the balls used on Centre Court – and all other courts. The Slazengers will be on sale from the kiosk near Court 14. 

2. Enjoy the first official Wimbledon iPad app. Drawing on Wimbledon.com's visual richness with a fully immersive experience, navigate around the grounds for live content (scores, draws, live video and live radio) as the tournament unfolds, while also exploring unique 360-degree content. 

3. Meet John McEnroe's 'ghost'. Go to the Museum to see McEnroe's hologram in the locker-room. Other highlights include outfits donated by past champions and finalists, including Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, as well as the clothing and rackets used by competitors in the nineteenth century. The Museum, which is near Gate 3, is open from 9.30am to 8pm during The Championships (normal opening hours are 10am-5pm).

4. Join the Queue. There is a limited allocation of tickets for Centre Court, No. 1 Court and No. 2 Court, as well as Grounds admission. Please note that numbered Queue cards are issued strictly one per individual and are non-transferable, and that tickets are sold on a strictly one per person queueing basis. Your position in the Queue cannot be reserved by a third party or by the placing of equipment – you must be present in person.

5. Pick up a souvenir cushion from The Wimbledon Shops. The Wimbledon Shops, underneath Centre Court and No. 1 Court, between Gates 3 and 4 and in kiosks around the Grounds, stock all official Wimbledon merchandise and a wide range of gifts and souvenirs. You can also shop online at the Official Wimbledon Online Shop.

6. Listen to the band as you sit on Aorangi Terrace (sometimes known as Henman Hill). The Central Band of The Royal British Legion will perform on the Aorangi Terrace between 10.30am and 12.30pm. They will also play on Centre Court on the final Saturday and Sunday between 1pm and 1.50pm. There will also be music on the Tea Lawn, with the Merton Music Foundation performing on the second Thursday and second Friday. In addition, the Red Hot and Blue Orchestra and other musicians will play throughout The Championships on the Bandstand and Tea Lawn.

7. Take the children to  play some tennis with interactive games south of Court 12.

8. Buy returned Show Court tickets. These can be purchased daily – but not before 3pm – from the kiosk north of Court 18 near the top of St Mary's Walk. Centre Court tickets are priced at £10, with other Show Court tickets available for £5, with all proceeds going to charity.

9. Buy a programme. Official programmes, with a daily insert containing the order of play, updated draws, information and articles about The Championships, can be bought from kiosks around the Grounds.

10. Go autograph-hunting. 

Follow the latest news and scores from Wimbledon 2013 on Wimbledon.com or download the official iPad,  iPhone and Android apps


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