Wimbledon 2020 don’t miss out

Public Ballot to secure tickets for next years competition closes Monday October 21

Serena Williams reacts during the women's singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

THE ALL England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) today issued a reminder that the compulsory Registration phase for the 2020 Wimbledon Public Ballot will close at 11.59pm on Monday 21 October (BST).

Entry into the Wimbledon Public Ballot is comprised of two compulsory phases: Registration – open from September 9 to October 21, followed by application – open from November 1-30.

It will not be possible to submit an application unless you have registered.

Entry into the Ballot does not automatically entitle applicants to tickets, but to a place in the draw. 

Applicants will be informed of their Ballot status from January 2020 onwards, with Ballots run regularly up to commencement of The Championships on June 29, 2020, and the AELTC will be ensuring that those unsuccessful in the Ballot are made aware of other opportunities to obtain tickets to Wimbledon.

American Express Cardmembers will also have the opportunity to receive additional communications about exclusive benefits at The Championships 2020. 

The Wimbledon Public Ballot, first launched in 1924, is intended to be the fairest means of obtaining tickets for The Championships. In moving the process online, the AELTC felt the time was right to develop an enhanced and connected online customer journey which will not only improve and simplify the experience of applicants, but also ensure they are kept informed of their Ballot application status at all times throughout the process and beyond to The Championships 2020 itself.

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  1. | Kevin Sowden

    VERY disappointed not to have seen anything whatsoever about Wimbledon bringing forward the deadline by so long AND to such a very odd date. By all means bring in a new system but where’s the publicity. If the objective is to be fairer to the general public then I think they have failed.


  2. | Rosemary Cleaver

    So very sad to be unable to register now. I thought I was applying quite early this year – until I looked at the website today. I couldn’t believe the closing date had been brought so far forward – so silently. If the idea is to limit applications then I’m sure it’s been successful.


  3. | Jane Ashworth

    I have always requested an application form for the ballot and have had no warning about registering online this year. This is very disappointing. Can I register now?


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