Qualifying begins: 20 June
The Draw: 24 June
Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June
Order of Play: 26 June
Championships begin: 27 June
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About the Ballot
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.
The AELTC Public Ballot for 2017
Open from 1 September 2016 for UK applicants only:
How to apply for the Public Ballot – UK and Wheelchair applicants
In order to apply for tickets for The Championships, you need to fill in a Public Ballot application form:
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 2016 in order to be entered into the ballot.
There will be ballots taking place from February 2017 until the week before The Championships. If you are successful, you will be informed by post from February 2017 until June 2017.
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 2017, continuing into June 2017.
How to apply for the Public Ballot – Overseas applicants
Further information regarding the overseas online application process will be available here from 1 November 2016.
Ballot Do’s and Don’ts
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.
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 2017.
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.