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briefly
01-27-2010, 05:26 PM
So my friend and I are going to be in London at the very beginning of the Aegon tournament and he seems amenable to accompanying me.

I got the email from the tournament about purchasing tickets and I wanted to ask the board members their opinion on what to buy when the lottery opens up. I've never been to an ATP tournament. I see there is a heirarchy of seats, with the most expensive ones being for the main court and then progressively less expensive tickets for the outer courts. If I purchase a main court ticket will that only allow me to go to the main court or could I just go from that court to the outer courts as well since I bought the higher priced tickets?

Thanks!

*Ljubica*
01-27-2010, 05:51 PM
So my friend and I are going to be in London at the very beginning of the Aegon tournament and he seems amenable to accompanying me.

I got the email from the tournament about purchasing tickets and I wanted to ask the board members their opinion on what to buy when the lottery opens up. I've never been to an ATP tournament. I see there is a heirarchy of seats, with the most expensive ones being for the main court and then progressively less expensive tickets for the outer courts. If I purchase a main court ticket will that only allow me to go to the main court or could I just go from that court to the outer courts as well since I bought the higher priced tickets?

Thanks!

If you buy a Main Court ticket you can go everywhere but Court 1. Similarly, if you buy a Court 1 ticket you can go everywhere but the Main Court. Or at least that's how it's been the past couple of years. Top seeds normally don't play til Wednesday. Monday is quite a slow day, though it's quite a good day to watch the top players practicing. Have no idea how long you're going for, or what you want to see, but if it were me, I would buy a Main Court ticket for Wednesday where you'd be assured of seeing at least two of the top players in singles action, plus probably a grounds pass for Monday, so you can wander around the outside courts and watch practice. Quite often the top players play doubles on the outside courts in the early evening on Monday (and Tuesday) too.

You can also usually buy tickets on the day if you start to queue at about 8.00am. They have returns most days, so you can wait until you know the OOP. Hope that helped.

briefly
01-28-2010, 08:11 PM
Ljubica:

Thanks. What you wrote is extremely helpful.

I'm kind of bummed because I'm leaving London on 6/8, so I literally can only go for 6/7. Sounds like I shouldn't go for the highest tier if there isn't going to be anything going on in the main court.

*Ljubica*
01-29-2010, 02:51 PM
Ljubica:

Thanks. What you wrote is extremely helpful.

I'm kind of bummed because I'm leaving London on 6/8, so I literally can only go for 6/7. Sounds like I shouldn't go for the highest tier if there isn't going to be anything going on in the main court.

LOL - US dates confuse me :o Took me ages to work out why you wanted Queens tickets when you weren't coming here til July or August :o Anyway - I digress :o Well assuming the 7th June is the Monday, there will be matches on Centre Court, but just not the top seeds. Still some pretty good tennis though - in past years I have seen Tipsarevic, Baghdatis, del Potro (admittedly before he was so high ranked), and Thomas Johansson play there on a Monday. So I guess it just depends on your personal preference. Have fun anyway.

briefly
01-30-2010, 05:16 PM
LOL - US dates confuse me :o .

Yeah we go MM/DD/YYYY where everyone else goes DD/MM/YYYY or YYYY/MM/DD which would make sense except for that it's the US and we're too accustomed to doing things a certain way. Don't even get me started on the nonsense of still using imperial measurements instead of metric.

Jimnik
02-19-2010, 10:48 PM
I'll be there, as always. Would never miss the British tennis season.

Oliboyz
03-03-2010, 12:01 AM
I think I'll be for the first 3 days as still have a project to finish :(

Mount Goddess
03-24-2010, 09:03 PM
I'll be there, as always. Would never miss the British tennis season.
And I will be there with you:D:D:D

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 09:09 PM
i'll prob go to Sunday quallies.

louised
03-26-2010, 11:13 PM
Hiya Guys,
I hope I can trouble you for some advice, I have applied for tickets and been offered Court One on Thursday, here's my situation and I'll be travelling from Ireland, it'll be my first ever event and I have lapsed into being a more casual watcher recently, If I'm going to travel all the way I would really like to see a big name.
Do you think I'd have any chance?
All advice greatly accpeted, thanks guys...

Jimnik
03-27-2010, 06:22 AM
And I will be there with you:D:D:D
Can't wait. :smooch:

watchdogfish
03-27-2010, 11:04 PM
I've got tickets for Wednesday on Court 1.
I'm a bit relieved cos they've really jacked up the price of Centre Court tickets this year :scared:

Farrow
03-28-2010, 02:18 PM
I still haven't found out whether I've got tickets or not, even though it says we should hear by the end of the week beginning the 22nd.

I fear that doesn't bode well :(

louised
03-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Any advice guys? I'm at a complete loss :confused:

Farrow
03-31-2010, 04:57 PM
I still haven't found out whether I've got tickets or not, even though it says we should hear by the end of the week beginning the 22nd.

I fear that doesn't bode well :(

So I phoned them and it turns out I do have tickets. Friday, centre court. Can't wait! :D

SRM
05-20-2010, 04:41 PM
I've got tickets for court 1 on Tuesday. Can't wait! :D

sammy01
06-01-2010, 12:43 PM
getting a ground pass for wednesday fingers crossed, im more going to meet several people on here than the tennis lol.

if any others from here are going wednesday and wanna join in the more the better, theres 4 of us meeting so far.

Frooty_Bazooty
06-03-2010, 03:52 PM
Any advice guys? I'm at a complete loss :confused:

best thing to do is look up previous years OOP for the same day and court and see who they put on. that will give you a rough idea of what importance they will give that court on that day

lukela85
06-04-2010, 09:35 PM
I am thinking of going tomorrow. Can anyone confirm whether they play one or two rounds of qualifying? It would be a long way to go just to see first round matches, especially if the mstches are spread across numerous courts

Count Zero
06-04-2010, 09:58 PM
they normally play 1st and 2nd rd, weather permitting, om Saturday. Sunday can be a bit poor as they tend to play all 4 final matches at the same time.

OOP is out, matches start at 10am, lots of Brits in there and only 24 players so there may well be bye's for the top 4 seeds. havent found the Q-draw yet

lukela85
06-04-2010, 10:06 PM
they normally play 1st and 2nd rd, weather permitting, om Saturday. Sunday can be a bit poor as they tend to play all 4 final matches at the same time.
OOP is out, matches start at 10am, lots of Brits in there and only 24 players so there may well be bye's for the top 4 seeds. havent found the Q-draw yet

This seems to be a very British thing to do. I went to Surbiton a few years back and they put both men's semi-finals on at the same time. :o I see they have spread the 12 first round matches across 6 courts. Are they likely to do the same with the second round?

Count Zero
06-04-2010, 10:13 PM
erm i cant remember for sure to be honest. last year was rainy so was all indoors.

I think they try and save a few of the courts so they will also have 2 blocks of 2nd rd matches, but dont count me 100% on that

toby1526
06-07-2010, 10:19 AM
I'm going on the Thursday for court 1, should be ok!

sammy01
06-08-2010, 09:58 AM
got my train tickets, going tomorrow (wed) meeting scoobs, kezzy, fenna and oziboys!

Luke_1983uk
06-08-2010, 01:39 PM
anyone here no if you can get tickets on the day tomorow all i need is ground passes?

would love to be there =(

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 01:50 PM
anyone here no if you can get tickets on the day tomorow all i need is ground passes?

would love to be there =(

You can get Ground Passes on the Gate :)

Jimnik
06-08-2010, 07:23 PM
got my train tickets, going tomorrow (wed) meeting scoobs, kezzy, fenna and oziboys!
Awesome. Hope to see you all there.