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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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 opening date for the Public Ballot 2018 is 1 September 2017
- Public Ballot application forms will be available until 15 December 2017
- The closing date for receipt of all completed ballot applications is 31 December 2017
- Successful applicants will be notified from February 2018 onwards
- Returned or declined tickets are continually re-balloted up to The Championships
- If you are unsuccessful in the first ballot, your application will be reconsidered at each stage of the ballot process
- You may be contacted as late as June 2018, should you be successful
- If you need to enter the Overseas Ballot, please visit wimbledon.com/overseasballot for further information
How to apply for tickets for The Championships 2018
From 1 September 2017 request a Public Ballot application form by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
There is a separate application form for wheelchair spaces, so please make sure that you write ‘WHEELCHAIR’ clearly on both envelopes.
Once we receive the stamped, self-addressed envelope we will send you a Public Ballot application form.
We will aim to turn your request around in two weeks.
Complete and return the application form by 31 December 2017 to
Please see the video below for instructions on how to complete your Public Ballot Application form.
What happens next:
Your completed application form will be entered into the Public Ballot. Ballots take place from February 2018 until the week before The Championships.
We will write to you from the end of February 2018 if you have been successful in the Public Ballot.
Unsuccessful applications are reconsidered at each stage of the ballot process.
Your details will be entered for tickets for Centre, No.1, No.2 or No.3 Courts for any one day of The Championships
If you are offered tickets, you will be able to pay for your tickets by credit/debit card through our secure website or by sending us a cheque.
It is important that you pay before the payment due date which will be clearly stated in your letter.
Ticket despatch begins in the second week of May 2018, continuing into June 2018.
We believe 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.
- Please submit only your own stamped, self addressed envelope and complete only one application form: do not apply on behalf of third parties
- 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
- Do use only BLACK ink and write in CAPITAL LETTERS. Using any other colour ink will void your form
- Do fill in and sign the form 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 and address after you have submitted your form; don’t complete another form from your new address.
- Don’t ask for more than one form: we will void your applications
- Don’t apply for tickets as a present or a 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.
When we receive your completed form we will enter your details for tickets to Centre, No.1, No.2 or No.3 Courts for The Championships 2018. No acknowledgement or receipt will be sent.
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.
For information on alternative ways of obtaining tickets, please click here
- 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 or transfer whether on the internet, in newspapers or elsewhere. Any tickets advertised or offered for sale or transfer will be void.
Subject to AELTC’s policies, anyone found to be in breach of these rules may not be eligible to apply for or receive tickets distributed under the Conditions of Sale.