Anyone for tennis?
GET the strawberries and cream at the ready, it’s time for Wimbledon , which can only mean that the entire country will go tennis-mad for a fortnight.
This year, the tennis is taking place from Monday June 27 to Sunday July 10 .
Last year’s champions, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, both look like favourites to land the trophies this year, but will Andy Murray - runner-up to Djokovic in four sets at the recent French Open final - turn his luck around and bag a win for the UK in 2016? Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2016: How to get tickets Queue up: If you’ve been unable to get a ticket via ballot or Ticketmaster, then queuing up on the day is another option.
Tickets on the day are available for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court but, if you’ve got your heart set on the finals, then the ballot is your best bet because the last four days on Centre Court are all sold in advance.
You can also buy ground passes every day, which gets you access to unreserved seating and standing room on Courts No. 3 to 19. How do I know who is playing? Order of play is announced the night before. You can check the latest information at www.wimbledon. com/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html. How to get there The championships are held annually at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5AE.
Tube/train: The closest tube stations are Southfields (15 minutes) and Wimbledon (20 minutes). Wimbledon station also has train services running regularly from Waterloo. You can walk from Wimbledon station, or there is a shuttle bus system in place for the championships (running every five minutes).
Tram: Trams run every 10-15 minutes from East Croydon to Wimbledon during the day on Monday to Saturday, and once every 30 minutes on Sundays.
Taxi: There will be taxi ranks at Southfields and Wimbledon stations; there will be a shuttle bus service also departing from these taxi ranks.
Bus: A shuttle bus service will be in operation to The Championships from Wimbledon Station. A bus service will also operate direct from St Pancras, Euston, Baker Street, Marble Arch and Victoria to The Championships every 30 minutes. Murray Mound Murray Mound, officially Aorangi Terrace, is a grass bank on the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, where super-fans can watch the tennis without tickets. There is a large television screen on which matches are shown.
If you wish to sit on Murray Mound with a picnic to watch the tennis, it is advised that you arrive very early, as competition for a space will be fierce! Who won last year? Men’s champion: Novak Djokovic Women’s champion: Serena Williams Men’s doubles champions: Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau
Women’s doubles champions: Martina Hingis/Sania Mirza
Mixed doubles champions: Leander Paes/Martina Hingis