The 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Championships are almost upon us. Join us at our perfectly located Hampton Court accommodation to witness the finest players from over 60 countries compete in the five main Championship events. Our Murray-mad staff are serving you the best A-Z Guide to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships to offer you the best hints and tips to make the most of your day out:
The Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court is situated just to the west of central London and Wimbledon, overlooking the banks of the River Thames. Showcasing a marriage of history and contemporary style, our luxury accommodation is one of the most conveniently located hotels Hampton Court has to offer, perfect for quick journeys in and out of the Tennis capital. Check now for availability.
Before taking to your seat on court side, why not make the most of your time and indulge in a little music? The Tea Lawn will be holding a musical melody of performances throughout the Championships. From international orchestras, youth bands and musical ensembles from the Royal British Legion. Discover more about the musicians and performance times on the Tea Lawn.
It’s always good to know who to call if you have a question. Here are some useful numbers:
The Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court: +44 (0)208 979 99 88
Wimbledon General (non-ticket) Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8944 1066
Ticket Office (not box office): +44 (0)20 8971 2473
Wimbledon Museum Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8946 6131
The Wimbledon Shop: +44 (0)20 8879 5250
Make sure you have all the start dates in your diary:
Qualifying 2017: Monday 26 June – Thursday 29 June
The Championships 2017: Monday 3 July – Sunday 16 July
The Championships 2018: Monday 2 July – Sunday 15 July
Take a look at who will be playing this year. Who are you supporting?
Food & Drink
Wimbledon is home to fresh award-winning local suppliers. Whilst at the event you will be fed the finest ingredients from famous Kentish strawberries to the fine ingredients of gourmet food huts. Let the food enhance your Championship experience. If you are still feeling peckish, then why not continue your evening with an aperitif in our picturesque bar followed by a delicious meal whilst reminiscing on your day out and watching the boats sail by towards the neighbouring Kingston upon Thames at our beautiful riverside restaurant near Hampton Court.
The Wimbledon Grounds cover over 42 beautiful acres with the capacity for 38,500 spectators.
Hill / Large Screen
Widely known as ‘Henman Hill’ or Murray Mount, but more formally named Aorangi Terrace, the Hill is just to the north of Court 1. It has become an exceedingly popular area for the Grounds Pass Ticket Holders to watch the action on the Show Courts.
There are six information desks spotted around the grounds. See the map of the grounds for details.
There are four Junior events at The Championships. Singles and Doubles for both gender groups. The middle Saturday of The Championships begins with Boys’ and Girls’ Singles, and play continues through the second week taking place over the Finals weekend.
Lost property is situated under Court 3, near Gate 13. See wimbledon.com for details.
Order of Play & Results
The full draw of the main Championships events, the Daily Order of Play and up-to-date results are displayed in the Gate 3 Piazza and outside the Debenture Holders’ facilities at the north side of Centre Court. Scoreboards showing point by point scores for matches on Centre and No.1 Courts are located on the Clubhouse and outside the No.1 Court stadium. Full match information displays are available on the South Concourse opposite Court 4, near Gate 5 and No.1 Court adjacent to Aorangi Pavilion.
Purchase a Picnic Hamper
Afternoon tea and lunch picnics are available to pre-order and collect on the day of your visit to The Championships. Find out more.
Rain, Rain, Go away
Don’t worry if you’ve bought a ticket and it rains all day. If there is less than one hour’s play because of rain on the court for which tickets have been bought, you will be refunded the amount you paid for the tickets – the maximum refund payable will be the face value of the tickets for the day concerned.
The Grounds open daily at 10.30am and close half an hour after the end of the last match. For the first 11 days, play starts at 1 pm on Centre Court, and 2 pm during Finals’ Weekend. On all other courts, play starts at 11.30am, except for junior matches and wheelchair matches which start at 11 am.
There are 369 officials at The Championships, made up of 345 chair and line umpires and the 24 off-court staff. These officials cover more than 650 matches played during the Fortnight across 18 courts. That’s a lot of officiating!
We hardly need to say it, but the British weather is extremely unpredictable. Come prepared for weather conditions across the spectrum. Don’t take your snow gear, but do take clothing that can protect against rain or the sun. In the case of a hot sunny day, take a hat as your seat may be in the sun. Sun cream can also be bought in the pharmacy underneath No.1 Court.
We hope everyone who visits the Championship has a memorable experience. Take in the world’s best tennis players throughout the day, and in the evenings, relax and reminisce at our perfectly located, picturesque Hampton Court accommodation. To book your stay today, check our availability or call us on 0208 979 99 88.