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A few questions

BlueEyedHalfling
03-28-2005, 11:42 PM
I am studying abroad this summer in London and just realized that I will be there the first week of this championship. I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips because I have never been to any tennis tournaments before and do not know how things work.
I know from the website that the remaining tickets will go on sell in the beginning of April, but I was wondering what is the range of ticket prices (or what yours cost if you have already bought them, for some reason my computer won't load the prices). Also, where would you recommend sitting?
Any other tips you have I would be grateful for you to share.

Thanks,
Amy

ae wowww
03-30-2005, 07:52 AM
I am studying abroad this summer in London and just realized that I will be there the first week of this championship. I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips because I have never been to any tennis tournaments before and do not know how things work.
I know from the website that the remaining tickets will go on sell in the beginning of April, but I was wondering what is the range of ticket prices (or what yours cost if you have already bought them, for some reason my computer won't load the prices). Also, where would you recommend sitting?
Any other tips you have I would be grateful for you to share.
Thanks,
Amy

Amy,
I went for the first time last year on both Monday and Tuesday. I bought my tickets online well in advance (something I would recommend), if you wish to buy at the time, there is quite a queue, and it is normally hot so it's not great to be standing around in that kind of heat. I only had a ground pass, but that only excludes you from (I think..) 1 court, which of course has big matches, but I presume the best seats are seriously expensive. My day ground passes were around £10.00, and were great value at that. I got to see some big players-Mark Philippoussis, Jan-Michael Gambill, Thomas Enqvist etc. in competition, and of course more names in practice (Agassi, Roddick, Hewitt etc.).
A friend (Go Jules ;)!) of my bluffed her way onto the show court by explaining she had travelled all the way down from the South to watch JMG, and they let her and her mate on :lol:
Anyway, with that kind of ticket, you can sit wherever is free on the outside courts, and they are practically all good seats, however, if you want to sit on the biggest of the outside courts, its an idea to get there first thing, and stay in your seat for the day, as that can be quite popular (obviously depending on the matches) but thins out towards the end of the day.
All in all, an enjoyable tournament..

Aleksa's Laydee
03-30-2005, 03:44 PM
i agree...ground passes are the best IMO...i queue on the day for them...for only an hour...its fun :D

Éowyn
04-01-2005, 07:31 AM
if you do go come and say hell to me i'll be working there.

alfonsojose
04-06-2005, 01:01 AM
:sobbing: I wanted to go but again it's too late to purchase tickets online. It Seems my only chance it's at Rosmalen and then queuing at Wimby. Queens queues are that big. Iwanted to go to Queens while being at London.

BlueEyedHalfling
04-06-2005, 06:56 PM
From what I understand from the website of the tournament, it says the left over tickets will be sold online and by phone in mid-April. If I don't get a ticket then I don't know if I will have the time to wait in line (or I should say queue) because I will be in class. So, keep an eye on the website for updates.

Amy

Éowyn
04-09-2005, 11:52 PM
ahh man if i'd have known you guys were after them i woudln't have turned mine down! i turned mine down coz i'm working it, and i had 3 days of tickets!

ae wowww
04-10-2005, 10:22 AM
What are you working as Eowyn, a steward :D?

BlueEyedHalfling
04-10-2005, 10:36 PM
ahh man if i'd have known you guys were after them i woudln't have turned mine down! i turned mine down coz i'm working it, and i had 3 days of tickets!

Oh, no!! Don't tell me that :tears:. Well, hopefully I will be able to buy some when they go on sale soon. But if you happen to come across some more please don't turn them down!

Amy

Éowyn
04-14-2005, 02:53 AM
What are you working as Eowyn, a steward :D?

not sure if i 'm doing bar work or waiting to be honest! all i know is i'm working it, hopefully i'll get t watch some tennis on my breaks and the money i make from it can pay for nottingham! (if i can find a hotel)

Éowyn
04-14-2005, 02:55 AM
Oh, no!! Don't tell me that :tears:. Well, hopefully I will be able to buy some when they go on sale soon. But if you happen to come across some more please don't turn them down!

Amy
i'm sure yu won't have a problem if not come down on the day anyway there shouldn't be any problems

joeb_uk
04-14-2005, 10:09 AM
Please could someone help me out on this thread:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=33904

BlueEyedHalfling
04-14-2005, 05:08 PM
Yeah!!! I bought my tickets yesterday!!! I am so excited because this will be the first tennis tournament that I will see with professional players!

Amy

PS BTW Eowyn, I love your name. I am a huge Lord of the RIngs fan and she is one of my favorite literary characters of all time. My name as well is inspired from the trilogy.

joeb_uk
04-14-2005, 06:37 PM
any idead how much a weekly ticket would cost me for go on the trains/tube (dont really want to have to buy a roaming pass or whatever they are, when i went to wimbledon it cost me 25£ a day!!)

Éowyn
04-14-2005, 08:49 PM
Yeah!!! I bought my tickets yesterday!!! I am so excited because this will be the first tennis tournament that I will see with professional players!

Amy

PS BTW Eowyn, I love your name. I am a huge Lord of the RIngs fan and she is one of my favorite literary characters of all time. My name as well is inspired from the trilogy.

yeah i saw your name before i think i reppe dyou for it first time i saw you! she is my fave literary charecter ever, so rare to have strong women characters like that. make sure you come and say hello to me at queens :)

Éowyn
04-14-2005, 08:50 PM
any idead how much a weekly ticket would cost me for go on the trains/tube (dont really want to have to buy a roaming pass or whatever they are, when i went to wimbledon it cost me 25£ a day!!)

get a week travelcard or an oyster card.

joeb_uk
04-14-2005, 08:58 PM
Aha thanks! i think the actual cost is me going from eastbourne to london, i am not sure if these cards will do it

joeb_uk
04-18-2005, 10:18 PM
Just wondering what time qualies usually start?
what time the grounds open most days?
are you likely to be able to get a seat on all the outside courts?

Idril
06-05-2005, 08:33 PM
PS BTW Eowyn, I love your name. I am a huge Lord of the RIngs fan and she is one of my favorite literary characters of all time. My name as well is inspired from the trilogy.


ME TOO! i love Eowyn as well, especially in ROTK. my name was, well it's from The Silmarillion rather than The Lord of the Rings but whatever!:D :p

how long roughly are the queues at Queen's? i forgot to get tickets online :sad: