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Anyone will go next year?

I will be for the first time at Grand Slam.
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I probably will go next year, not 100% confirmed, but highly probably, plan to watch the early rounds.
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I probably will go next year, not 100% confirmed, but highly probably, plan to watch the early rounds.
Me too. Probably i will stay for the whole first week.
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Me too. Probably i will stay for the whole first week.
So far i plan to stay in London for three weeks, including watching the Queen's and the Wimbledon (the 1st week as you). I don't have the Wimbledon tickets, so i will queue for the GP
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So far i plan to stay in London for three weeks, including watching the Queen's and the Wimbledon (the 1st week as you). I don't have the Wimbledon tickets, so i will queue for the GP
me too i will queue for Grand Pass
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Re: anyone going?

I will probably be going for the third time next year I hope to actually extend my trip a bit and maybe go to two days of quallies (Wed + Thurs) and then maybe Monday - Thursday of main draw

If anyone has queueing questions or anything, I can try to answer

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I will probably be going for the third time next year I hope to actually extend my trip a bit and maybe go to two days of quallies (Wed + Thurs) and then maybe Monday - Thursday of main draw

If anyone has queueing questions or anything, I can try to answer
Any tips about cheap hotels
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I will probably be going for the third time next year I hope to actually extend my trip a bit and maybe go to two days of quallies (Wed + Thurs) and then maybe Monday - Thursday of main draw

If anyone has queueing questions or anything, I can try to answer
Hi Troickitard it's good to get the advice from someone who has the Wimbledon experience. I will prepare the tent and sleeping bag anyway, but if i just want to get the GP for the early rounds, can i queue early in the morning? say around 7:00AM - 7:30AM? how many hours do i need to queue to get a GP? What about the other show courts (even center court)? If I queue over night, can i have the chance to get a ticket for the center court? Thanks in advance
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Hope to be going for the fifth time

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Hi Troickitard it's good to get the advice from someone who has the Wimbledon experience. I will prepare the tent and sleeping bag anyway, but if i just want to get the GP for the early rounds, can i queue early in the morning? say around 7:00AM - 7:30AM? how many hours do i need to queue to get a GP? What about the other show courts (even center court)? If I queue over night, can i have the chance to get a ticket for the center court? Thanks in advance
Yes, that should be fine No need to come earlier. You'll queue for about three hours, but you're moving and at one point you'll be inside the grounds but still waiting.

If you want show court tickets you will need to queue overnight.

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Any tips about cheap hotels
Not really... my hotels are usually the one thing I spend more on I'm not a big fan of hostels and such.

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Hi Troickitard it's good to get the advice from someone who has the Wimbledon experience. I will prepare the tent and sleeping bag anyway, but if i just want to get the GP for the early rounds, can i queue early in the morning? say around 7:00AM - 7:30AM? how many hours do i need to queue to get a GP? What about the other show courts (even center court)? If I queue over night, can i have the chance to get a ticket for the center court? Thanks in advance
Yes, that would be fine for a grounds pass. You will need to queue over night for any show court, including centre We got center court two years ago for Tuesday when we entered the queue around 7:30-8 pm, Monday night. Although if you plan on queuing to try to get centre court for the first Monday you should get there much earlier than that on the Sunday as for the first day people start queuing much earlier. Last year we started around 5 pm and we were nowhere near getting centre... I forget what we were able to get.. I think we even missed court 1. So if that's when you plan to try to get centre, I'd probably get there by noon on Sunday at the latest.

But also it depends on the draw, because I'm pretty sure Murray was playing on Monday last year.. so always think about that also

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Yes, that should be fine No need to come earlier. You'll queue for about three hours, but you're moving and at one point you'll be inside the grounds but still waiting.

If you want show court tickets you will need to queue overnight.
Yup, what he said.

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Re: anyone going?

Thank you both . Three hours looks fine for me, much less than I originally thought. That means I can get into the courts around 10:30A.M., then before the matches begin, I can catch some training sessions.

I don’t specially plan to look for the center court ticket on a fixed day. If Monday is too difficult to get one, then I am fine to change it to Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, any of them! I just want to get the experience of sitting and watching the matches in the center court or some other show courts of Wimbledon, doesn’t matter to watch whose matches. Think I still will spend most of my time on the outside small courts even if having the luck to get one center court ticket.

Anyway, that will be fun to camp all night long for the queue if any chance. I never quequed over night for sth before, looks cool~
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It is fun I like doing it And if you don't have a specific player you want to see, then it will be fine. What we did 2 years ago is when we left the grounds from the day before's tennis... like 7 pm or so, we just got right into the queue So, it's a lot of fun

Watching the outside courts at Wimbledon are not as much fun for me as it is at other tournaments, they give away too many grounds passes (in my opinion) and the outside courts are very crowded, and there is not adequate seating at many of them. But you'll still have a great time

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It is fun I like doing it And if you don't have a specific player you want to see, then it will be fine. What we did 2 years ago is when we left the grounds from the day before's tennis... like 7 pm or so, we just got right into the queue So, it's a lot of fun

Watching the outside courts at Wimbledon are not as much fun for me as it is at other tournaments, they give away too many grounds passes (in my opinion) and the outside courts are very crowded, and there is not adequate seating at many of them. But you'll still have a great time
I do understand what you are saying, and Wimbledon is very crowded and this can get very frustrated if you have noobs claiming seats and spots at matches that you really want to see or causing congestion, but I somewhat prefer it over Roland Garros. At least at Wimbledon there is almost always a way to see the match of your favourites, even if you arrive late because you were watching another match you are interested in. The downside is that you often have to watch standing. At RG, the courts are often so packed that you need to queue a long time to get into the courts, and you'd better arrive very early, preferably during the previous match, just to clinch a seat. Not only does this mean that the crowd is often not really into the match you are watching - they just want it to get over with so they can see their match of choice - but it also means that you yourself are forced to watch something that you'd not pay money for to see. I also think the crowd at RG is generally a lot ruder.

So I have to jump to Wimbledon's defense

Oh and yeah, the overnight queuing was so much fun this year, but I actually dozed off the following day

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Sorry Martijn - have to agree with Jess on this one. There are way too many tickets for outside courts at Wimbledon in my opinion, resulting in huge crowds blocking the alleys between courts, and loads of pushing and jostling for the right to stand around a small court with only enough seats for a couple of hundred people I do agree about the need to get on courts early at RG, but then I've had to do that to ensure a seat for an outside court at Wimbledon too And, I know I'm in a minority here, but even though I live locally, I think Wimby is vastly overrated and RG is way better in every respect. Just my opinion anyway.

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