Wimbledon Tickets 2014 Public Ballot
- Updated: July 31, 2013
Wimbledon Tickets 2014 Ballot: How it Works
Making a Request via Public Ballot
If you plan to be in London during the Wimbledon tennis matches but are not a member of the Lawn Tennis Association or any of its affiliates, you can still attend the event.
Since 1924, Wimbledon tickets have been made available in advance. Therefore, you can request to enter a public ballot by making a request for an application between the first of August and December 15th of each year.
Wimbledon 2014 Ballot Application Process
The Wimbledon tickets public ballot 2014 opens on 1st August 2013.
That all being said, once you receive your application form by mail, complete the documentation and make sure that it is postmarked no later than December 15, 2013. The Wimbledon 2014 ballot draw will be held in January. Should you not receive any notification by February 2014, then you can safely assume that your application was not picked. However, tickets that are declined or returned are regularly re-balloted. So, you can still receive notice that you are getting tickets at a later date.
Where to Send Your Request
Obtain the form from the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) through the ticket office by mail at AELTC, P.O. Box 98, London SW19 5AE. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, sized 4 ¼ inches by 8 5/8 inches. If you don’t live in London or live overseas, then make sure you enclose the appropriate amount in International Postal Reply Coupons or IRCs.
The Public Ballot, first used in 1924, is the main route. For entry into the ballot for the Wimbledon 2014 tickets, fans must request an application form by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to AELTC, P.O. BOX 98, London SW19 5AE , between 1 August and 15 December 2013.
Requests are Limited to One Member Per Household
Only one member from each household can submit an application. Applicants usually receive a response in 2 weeks and must return their application form by the 31st of December of the year prior to the event.
Applying for the Draw Does Not Necessarily Guarantee that You’ll Obtain Tickets
While making application does not guarantee that an applicant will receive tickets, it does entitle him to obtain a spot in the draw. Successful applicants are selected by computer at random and must accept the court and scheduled day that they receive.
LTA Members and Affiliate Memberships
If you’re a member of the Lawn Tennis Association, you’ll gain an instant ballot entry. However, membership in the LTA has increased. So, your chances of obtaining tickets are not as good. Should you be a member of an LTA affiliated club, you can enter a ballot at your community’s local facility. Your chances for success are much better than if you have an LTA British Tennis club membership.