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Wimbledon: 25 June - 8 July 2012


Pay for 2013 Ballot Tickets


If you have been offered tickets in the 2013 Public Ballot, please CLICK HERE TO PAY

NB If you are unable to use the ticket(s) issued to you, please contact the organisation from whom you purchased the ticket(s) as soon as possible. In many circumstances, providing that tickets are returned prior to the day of play, the AELTC, and those bodies to whom it issues tickets, are able to operate a flexible returns / refund policy.

About the Ballot

- The Public Ballot, introduced in 1924, has always been substantially oversubscribed. Entry does not automatically entitle applicants to tickets for Wimbledon, but a place in the draw for tickets.

- It is not possible to request tickets for specific days or courts, as the day and court offered are chosen randomly by a computerised selection process.


- Ballot forms for 2013 are no longer available.

- The closing date for receipt of completed ballot application forms was 31 December 2012.  Successful applicants will be notified from February 2013 onwards.

Applying for other Ballots

The LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) operate a series of ballots for Wimbledon tickets. To find out more, please visit the LTA website ballot pages.

Applying for the Public Ballot - CLOSED

In order to apply for tickets for The Championships, you need to fill in a Public Ballot application form:

  • To obtain an application form, send in a stamped, self-addressed envelope from 1 August 2012 to: AELTC, P.O. BOX 98, London SW19 5AE by 15 December 2012. Ballot forms for 2013 are no longer available. 
  • Only one application per household. Don't ask for more than one form: we will void your applications.
  • If you do not send in a stamped, self-addressed envelope, you will not receive a form. No letter is required.
  • There is a separate ballot for wheelchair spaces so please make sure you write clearly 'WHEELCHAIR' on both the outer and on your return envelope.
  • Non-UK residents should send in an International Reply Coupon instead of a stamp. If your post office does not provide these, please simply send your self-addressed envelope.
  • The stamped, self-addressed envelope should have your return address and should be the type 'DL' which is approximately 110mm x 220 mm (4 1/4" x 8 5/8")
  • It will greatly assist us in processing your request if you send the correct size of envelope (and self-seal if possible, rather than gummed).
  • Requests postmarked after 15 December 2012 will NOT be processed.
  • We will not issue forms to personal callers after 15 December 2012.


After we receive the stamped, self-addressed envelope, we will send you an application form. We will aim to turn your request around in two weeks.

You will need to complete and return the application form by 31 December 2012 to be entered into the ballot.

  • Read and follow the instructions carefully before completing the form (see list of do's and don'ts below). If you break any of the rules all tickets you may be offered will be cancelled.
  • Completed forms must be returned to the address below and postmarked no later than 31 December 2012.
  • Send completed forms to: PO BOX 67611, London SW19 9DT
  • No stamped, self-addressed envelope required
  • Applications which are postmarked after 31 December 2012 will not be entered into the ballot.

There will be ballots taking place from February 2013 until the week before The Championships. If you are successful, you will be informed by post from February 2013 until June 2013.

Successful applicants will be able to pay for their tickets by credit/debit card through a secure website or by posting in a cheque.

Ticket despatch begins in the second week of May 2013 and will continue into June 2013.

Why can't I download an application form from the website?
When we receive your completed application form, we scan the details into our ballot database. The scanning equipment we use is sensitive both to the inks used to print the application forms and to the positioning of the boxes.

An application form printed on a desktop printer run from a PC would not be able to match either the scale and register of colours on the forms or the precise position of the boxes. As a result, our scanner would not recognise the data and your completed form would be unusable and therefore void.

Whilst we have introduced online payments, currently there are no plans for online applications: we require you to sign an original form, agreeing to the terms and conditions of the ballot to which we refer should a query arise as to the validity of the application/ applicant.

Ballot do's and don'ts

We believe that every applicant should have an equal chance in the Public Ballot, which is why we have put together the following list of 'do's and don'ts on how to complete your application. 

- Do only submit one application per household. This means that a husband and wife, partners or families may NOT apply individually from the same address. Such applications will be invalid. 

Do apply only from your permanent residential address where you are registered on the Electoral Roll. Don't apply from a student/temporary address or your holiday home or your business address. 

Do use only BLACK ink and write in BLOCK CAPITALS. Using any other colour ink will void your form.

Do fill in and sign the form yourself. Don't apply on behalf of a friend or relative or allow anyone to complete the form for you: you will invalidate the application. The application may be signed by someone other than the applicant provided that person has (and provides a copy with the application) a formal power of attorney. 

Do inform us in writing if you change your name or address after you have submitted your form. Don't complete another form from your new address. 

Don't ask for more than one form. We will void your applications.

- Don't apply for tickets as a present or gift or to sell: you must use the tickets yourself.

Don't cross out, make amendments to your form or write any instructions or requests on the form. Any spoiled form will be void. 

- It may be a criminal offence to use false particulars in applying for tickets.

When we receive your completed form we will enter your details for tickets for Centre, No.1, No.2 or No.3 Court for The Championships 2013. No acknowledgement or receipt will be sent. 

The AELTC cannot be held responsible for the non-receipt of your form and any inconvenience resulting from this. The Public Ballot is a lottery so there is no guarantee that your application will be successful. 

Wheelchair Ballot

If you wish to enter the ballot for wheelchair spaces on Centre, No.1, No.2 and No.3 Courts, please ensure that you request a Wheelchair Ballot form by writing 'WHEELCHAIR' on both the outer and on your return envelope


If you have entered the main ballot, but subsequently become a wheelchair user, please contact the Ticket Office without delay.

Contact the Ticket Office

The Ticket Office is open for all ticketing queries, including the Public Ballot. Normal opening hours for the Ticket Office are Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm (excl. UK Bank Holidays). 

Tel: 020 8971 2473 (UK); +44 20 8971 2473 (Overseas) 
Fax: 020 8971 2528 (UK); +44 20 8971 2528 (Overseas)

If you are calling with an enquiry about the ballot for wheelchair spaces, please specify this when you call and you will be transferred to the relevant member of the Ticket Office team. 

Please Note: The Ticket Office is available for all ticket and ballot enquiries but is NOT a Box Office. We do not sell or reserve tickets over the telephone.