I may be wrong, but based on what I have heard, names are checked when entering the grounds, not the courts themselves. So, once you're inside, you should be able to exchange with someone.
Go inside and trade with other spectators. Usually if you wanna see a match on Chatrier and for instance Nadal is on the Lenglen, it is easy to find spanish to exchange your ticket
Thank you, you are right, a friend from the forum has just explained this to me.
That's really cool, I was stressed out at the idea of being left with the "wrong" tickets.
Based on what I see on viagogo now, tickets can still be found for sale price, but sometimes some wannabes post them for insane prices. I doubt they get sold though.
I think they do get sold... But I've seen several people who sold tickets at face value, and even others who seemed to sell them at a lower price (then when you add the viagogo commission, it's still more expensive, but not that much). Needless to say, they are bought in a matter of minutes.
But I saw several Lenglen tickets, Category 1, very well located, being sold at a very decent price yesterday and today. So don't buy awfully over-priced tickets just yet, the offer/demand ratio is not that bad for the moment!
Guys, I'm looking for an advice since you're discussing tickets. I want to go to qualies on friday with three other friends, does the tickets need to be with their names as well? I mean can I buy 4 tickets on-line via my account on http://rolandgarros.fft-tickets.com/uk
and just give it to them before we enter the venue? thanks...
Well, I'll tell you what I understood: you buy tickets from the Internet, and I believe they are electronic tickets, right? So if you know the names of the friends coming with you, it's not a problem that you have bought all the tickets for them, you need to go through the electronic procedure of attributing the tickets, and then you'll have tickets with their names of them.
Regarding the 3pm and 5pm option, this is what I understood from the main website: they are very interesting options for people who cannot afford day tickets, or are not able to be there early.
-Post 3PM tickets: you buy them on the Internet the day before, for 15 euros only, and they give you access to the smaller courts from 3PM.
-Post 5PM tickets: these are a bit more complicated, they're called "Les Visiteurs du Soir" (evening visitors). You buy a pass for 12 euros on the Internet the day before, and the pass gives you the right to queue from 3PM, and then maybe buy a ticket for one of the main courts (you have to pay extra, and it depends on how many seats are available - in other words, how many have been left vacant during the day). You can also choose not to pay extra and just see the smaller courts.
It's a bit complicated but I think I got this right. Apparently the people who have tried the evening passes were quite pleased with the experience.