Wimbledon Centre Court

The Wimbledon ‘Queue’ set to make a return at this year’s Championships

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) have announced that ‘The Queue’ will be making a return to this year’s Wimbledon Championships after a two-year absence, meaning fans can pay-on-the-day.

With just under 100 days until the prestigious Wimbledon Championships get underway, organisers have revealed that ‘The Queue’ will be making a much-anticipated return.

‘The Queue’ allows those wishing to attend the event the opportunity to buy tickets on the day. However, spectators have been unable to utilise ‘The Queue’s’ unique benefits for the past two years.

This is due to the 2020 event being cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic sending Britain into lockdown. Whilst ‘The Queue’ was removed from last year’s Championships as Covid-19 was still rife.

This year’s event is currently set to go ahead as England begins to ease it’s combative measures and restrictions against the virus.

With the famed event drawing ever closer, planning has begun for the 135th edition of the English Slam and this year’s event centres around the construction of the famed centre court, which was completed a century ago this year.

As such, to mark such a notable milestone there will be a ceremony held on Centre Court on Sunday 3rd July.

In an email sent to MyWimbledon subscribers, the AELTC wrote “with 100 days to go until the first ball is struck, we are planning in earnest for the 135th edition of The Championships.

“After two years affected by the pandemic, we are looking ahead to what we hope will be a great moment of celebration at Wimbledon this year.

“A century ago, construction was well under way on Centre Court, intended to be the showpiece of the All England Club’s new home on Church Road and the finest stage in world tennis.

“Today’s Centre Court retains much of the original vision of architect Stanley Peach, with some modern enhancements.

“This notable milestone is our theme for 2022, looking on this wonderful stadium’s history, but also looking forward to what the next century will bring.

“Among our celebrations will be a special ceremony taking place on Centre Court on Middle Sunday, 3 July, so put it in your diaries now.”

On reintroducing ‘The Queue’, the AELTC said “Wimbledon remains one of the very few major UK sporting events where you can still buy premium tickets on the day of play.

“We are delighted that the Queue will be returning in 2022 for on-day sales, more information about queuing for tickets will be made available in due course.”

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.