When is Wimbledon 2021? Date, and how to get tickets

Wimbledon 2021 returns this year in June (Picture: Bob Martin/AELTC/AFP via Getty Images)

Wimbledon 2021 is fast approaching with tennis fans eager to get back to SW19 after missing last year’s event due to the coroanvirus pandemic.

Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War Two last year but the Championships are set to go ahead this time round with the UK gradually easing out of lockdown.

Andy Murray will be hoping to add a third Wimbledon trophy to his collection but will face tough competition from the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

And while strawberries and cream, Pimm’s in the sun, and other Wimbledon traditions will return this year, it will certainly not be a ‘normal’ event for players and fans. Here’s what to expect.

When is Wimbledon 2021?

Fans will return to Wimbledon but not at full capacity (Picture: Visionhaus/Getty)

Wimbledon 2021 will run from Monday, June 28 to Sunday, July 11.

The tournament takes place just two weeks after the French Open concludes after the clay tournament was postponed by a week, with tournament organisers hopeful the move will allow more fans to attend.

The French Open will now run from May 30 to June 13, with qualifying taking place the week before.

Will fans be able to attend Wimbledon 2021?

Wimbledon organisers have already confirmed there will be no Queue this year but they are hopeful of welcoming 10,000 fans a day.

The AELTC, who organise Wimbledon, say they are yet to ‘make exceptionally challenging decisions in terms of ticketing allocation.’

A more concrete decision is likely to be made following the outcome of the Events Research Programme (ERP).

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The trial scheme has allowed fans to attend the Carabao Cup final at Wembley and the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield in recent weeks.

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) has already confirmed under current regulations the Wimbledon site could safely accommodate 25% of its 42,000 capacity on any one day.

Chief executive Sally Bolton said: ‘The challenge remains that we do not yet know what the results of that [trial programme] will be, and how that will affect the government’s guidance in respect of major crowd events beyond 21 June.

‘We very much hope that the 25 per cent will be a minimum position that we can build from because it is our absolute desire to enable as many people as possible to attend this year’s championships, and that is why we have chosen to leave finalising our ticketing distribution until as late as possible.

‘We are however pleased to say that we will be holding ticket prices at 2020 levels.’

How to get Wimbledon 2021 tickets

Andy Murray will be aiming to win a third Wimbledon title (Picture: Andy Couldridge-Pool/Getty)

This year the AELTC have scrapped the public ballot and the outdoor queueing system in light of the number of fans attending being reduced.

Of the 10,000 tickets expected to be available for each day, around 6,000 are expected to go on sale to the general public with limits on the number available for each customer.

Those who had tickets through the public ballot in 2020 are expected to given priority.

There is also thought to be a number of free tickets made available to local pandemic key workers.

Otherwise, tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis via an online ticketing platform.

Exact dates for when tickets will go on sale are yet to be confirmed but it is thought June will be when they are made available.

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