The Public Ballot, introduced in 1924, has always been substantially oversubscribed. Entry does not automatically entitle applicants to tickets for Wimbledon, but to a place in the draw for tickets. It is not possible to request tickets for specific days or courts, as the day and court offered are chosen randomly by a computerised selection process.
Open from 1 August 2013 for UK applicants only.
- UK applicants must request an application form by 15 December 2013.
- The closing date for receipt of all completed ballot applications is 31 December 2013
- Successful applicants will be notified from February 2014 onwards
- As part of a trial, the entry process for Overseas applicants will be online.
In order to apply for tickets for The Championships, you need to fill in a Public Ballot application form:
- To obtain an application form, send in a stamped, self-addressed envelope from 1 August 2013 to:
P.O. BOX 98
- The forms will be available until 15 December 2013
- Only one application is allowed per household. Do not ask for more the one form: we will void your applications
- If you do not send a stamped, self-addressed envelope, you will not receive a form. No letter is required.
- There is a separate ballot for wheelchair spaces, so please make sure that you write ‘WHEELCHAIR’ clearly on both the outer and your return envelopes.
- The stamped, self-addressed envelope should have your return address and be DL size which is approximately 110mm x 220mm (4 ¼ “ x 8 5/8”)
- It will greatly assist us in processing your request if you send the correct size envelope (and self-sealed if possible, rather than gummed)
- Requests postmarked after 15 December 2013 will NOT be processed
- We will not issue forms to personal callers after 15 December 2013
You are advised to apply early to allow time for queries (in the event of non-receipt of your request, for example) and to avoid postal delays in December.
After we receive the stamped, self-addressed envelope, we will send you an application form. We will aim to turn your request within two weeks.
You will need to complete and return the application form by 31 December 2013 in order to be entered into the ballot.
- Read and follow the instructions carefully before completing the form (see list of do’s and don’ts below)
- Completed forms must be returned to:
P.O. BOX 67611
and postmarked no later than 31 December 2013.
- No stamped, self-addressed envelope is required.
- Applications which are postmarked after 31 December 2013 will not be entered into the ballot.
There will be ballots taking place from February 2014 until the week before The Championships. If you are successful, you will be informed by post from February 2014 until June 2014.
Successful applicants will be able to pay for their tickets by credit/debit card through a secure website or by sending us a cheque.
Ticket despatch begins in the second week of May 2014, continuing into June 2014
The trial online entry process is open from 1 November 2013 to 15 December 2013 for applicants whose permanent residential address and card billing address are outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
We believe that every applicant should have an equal chance in the Public Ballot, which is why we have put together the following list of ‘do’s and don’ts’ on how to complete your application.
- Do only submit one application per household. This means that a husband and wife, partners or families may NOT apply individually from the same address. Such applications will be invalid.
- Do apply only from your permanent residential address where you are registered on the Electoral Roll. Don’t apply from a student/temporary address or your holiday home or your business address.
- For the UK and Wheelchair ballot applications, do use only BLACK ink and write in BLOCK CAPITALS. Using any other colour ink will void your form.
- Do fill in the form and agree to the conditions yourself. Don’t apply on behalf of a friend or relative or allow anyone to complete the form for you: you will invalidate the application. The application may be signed by someone other than the applicant provided that person has (and provides a copy with the application) a formal power of attorney.
- Do inform us in writing if you change your name or address after you have submitted your form. Don’t complete another application from your new address.
- Don’t ask for more than one form or attempt to apply more than once: we will void your applications.
- Don’t apply for tickets as a present or gift or to sell: you must use the tickets yourself.
- Don’t cross out, make amendments to your form or write any instructions or requests on the form. Any spoiled form will be void. (applicable to UK and Wheelchair forms only)
- It may be a criminal offence to use false particulars in applying for tickets.
- Anyone submitting multiple applications or more than one application per household may have any offer of tickets withdrawn.
- Tickets must not be sold, transferred or advertised for sale whether on the Internet, in newspapers or elsewhere. Any tickets advertised for sale will be void.
- Anyone found to be in breach of these rules will not be considered in future ballots for Wimbledon tickets.
When we receive your completed form we will enter your details for tickets for Centre, No.1, No.2 or No.3 Court for The Championships 2014.
The AELTC cannot be held responsible for the non-receipt of your form and any inconvenience resulting from this. The Public Ballot is a lottery so there is no guarantee that your application will be successful.
If you wish to enter the ballot for wheelchair spaces on Centre, No.1, No.2 and No.3 Courts, please ensure that you request a Wheelchair Ballot form by writing ‘WHEELCHAIR’ clearly on both the outer and your return envelopes.
Seats allocated via the main ballot cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
If you have entered the main ballot, but subsequently become a wheelchair user, please contact the Ticket Office without delay.
The LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) operate a series of ballots for Wimbledon tickets. To find out more, please visit the LTA website ballot pages.
Please do not use the feedback form on the CONTACT page for ticket queries.
The Ticket Office is open for all ticketing queries, including the Public Ballot. Normal opening hours for the Ticket Office are Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm (excl. UK Bank Holidays)
Tel: 020 8971 2473 (UK); +44 20 8971 2473 (Overseas)
Fax: 020 8971 2528 (UK); +44 20 8971 2528 (Overseas)
If you are calling with an enquiry about the ballot for wheelchair spaces, please specify this when you call and you will be transferred to the relevant member of the Ticket Office team.
Please note: The Ticket Office is available for all ticket and ballot enquiries but is NOT a Box Office. We do not sell or reserve tickets over the phone.