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KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2017

Qualifying begins: 26 June

The Draw: 30 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 1 & 2 July

Order of Play: 2 July

Championships begin: 3 July

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Visit & Tickets

Secondary and Further Programme

Tennis & Technology Package

Presentation, guided tour of the grounds and Museum entrance

Tennis is a punishing sport that produces some of the most extraordinary athletes in the world. The physical shape of the athletes, the power of the shots and the speed at which the sport is now played has all been driven by technological advances. Technology has shaped every last aspect of the sport, forcing the players to adapt but it is this constant desire to better today’s best that keeps tennis at the elite end of sport. 

Using the Museum’s handling collection of modern and vintage clothing, rackets, strings and tennis balls, students will discover just how each new technological change off court has altered the matches on court. 

Approx. 3 hours without breaks

Learning Tours

Behind the Scenes Tour*

From humble beginnings to the world’s most coveted title in tennis, let our Education Team guide you through the stories, both the sublime and the ridiculous, that make a visit to Wimbledon such an unforgettable experience. The tour explores the story behind the first Championships and visits No. 1 Court, the Picnic Terraces (the famous hill), the Millennium Building including the press areas and the iconic Centre Court.

Up to 90 minutes

*Please be aware tour route is subject to change without notice due to building work

Geography Tour*

Is a lawn tennis tournament as ‘green' as it looks? 

There is an increasing demand for bigger and better facilities for our sporting events, both from competitors and fans alike, similarly there is a desire for these large sporting events to become more environmentally aware; but just how much can a stadium impact the environment around it?

Through exploring Wimbledon’s grounds and buildings, both old and new, used for the two weeks of the Wimbledon Championships students are encouraged to draw their own conclusions on the environmental impact of a major sporting event and what further measures for limiting this could be introduced for the future.

Up to 90 minutes

*Please be aware tour route is subject to change without notice due to building work

‘I am fortunate to visit a dozen or so of the world’s greatest sporting arenas with students each year and I always love your Wimbledon program, its terrific! Your manner coupled with your knowledge is perfect!’

- Sports Travel Academy

Booking a Visit 

There is an additional charge of £2 per student

These prices do not include VAT

There is a minimum charge of 15 students

All prices are valid until 31st August 2015

All tours and workshops include a complimentary, self-guided visit, to the Museum. 

Additional Information

  • Fully accessible
  • FREE familiarisation visit to the Museum for one leader
  • FREE minibus/car parking (spaces must be booked in advance)
  • FREE leader 1:10 students
  • Indoor packed lunch room/outdoor eating area (available upon enquiry)
  • On site First Aid

All tours and workshops can be adapted to suit the needs of your group. Alternatively if you have a particular topic you would like covered please contact us to see what we can do.