It is that time of the year again where tennis lovers gather all around the world to watch the Wimbledon tournament. Just like last year, this year’s tournament promises to produce fireworks, especially now that Roger Federer and Rafael Nedal have recovered from injuries that had sidelined them for quite some time.
Will Rafael Nedal stop Roger Federer from thriving on grass, which is the latter’s strong suit? Or will Novak Djokovic or Juan Martin Del Potro cause an upset to the big wigs? Will the return of Andy Murray bring extra motivation to the British fans? How will Serena Williams fair now that she is a new mum? The only way to figure this out is by getting to know the Wimbledon 2018 dates, times, where to get the tickets and the right TV channels to subscribe to.
Wimbledon 2018 Dates
The Wimbledon 2018 championships are set to start on 5th July and will proceed to date 15 of the same month. For two weeks, the whole country will go tennis mad as they seek answers to their questions. The championships promise to have everything from joys to disappointments and cries. What we do not know is who will be crying and who will go home a victor. For British fans, they will all be hoping that Andy Murray takes home his third championship title.
Wimbledon 2018 Times
From the last day to the last, all matches will start at 11:30 am. However, BBC will show the highlights of the tournament both in the morning and in the evening just in case you miss any of the action.
How to Get Tickets
If you fancy watching the tournament first hand, it is not too late to grab your tickets using any of the three main ways below:
Get Your Tickets from Ticketmaster
This is the most convenient way of getting your tickets to this year’s Wimbledon championships. Simply log in to this website, sign in and choose the tickets of the games that you want to watch. In order to keep up with all the events, you can sign up to the regular Wimbledon newsletter where you will receive tennis information daily.
On the other hand, you can opt for the secondary ticketing option if you are very desperate to watch the games live from the stadium. Various sites such as viagogo, Getmein and StubHub are all genuine ticket resellers where you can get ones for matches that are already sold out.
If you are not comfortable with purchasing the tickets online, you can resort to queuing for the tickets on respective match days. If you are very eager to watch the games, you are advised to start camping at the All England Lawn Tennis club as early as possible. However, it is important to note that on the last four days of the tournament, all the tickets will go out on advance sell meaning there will be no more queuing. According to the information provided by the Wimbledon Website, a limited number of tickets will be available on daily for centre court number 1 and two up until the last four days when the tickets are all sold in advance.
On match days, fans who will report to the venues by 7:30 am will receive wristbands. For the revelers, they will get distinct queue cards that will help shape things in order. The ticket pricing will range from £25 to £190 depending on your preferences.
Keith Prose and Sportsworlds are the official tour operators for this year’s Wimbledon championships. Visit the official Wimbledon website for more on these details.
Where to Watch the Matches on TV
If you cannot make it to the ground where the events will be taking place, you can still watch the matches through some specific TV channels. BBC has the rights to host the shows live, so if you reside in the UK, you have no cause for worry. However, for people in other parts of the world, you might have to look for other means of subscribing to the UK channels. These may involve the use of Wimbledon 2018 VPN services.
The long awaited Wimbledon tournament is finally here. You can feel the thrill and excitement that come with the greatest grand slam tournament in the world as it fast approaches. From this article, you get details of the dates, times, tickets and TV channels where you can watch the games.