Went to Wimbledon for the 2nd time in a week. This time we only had to queue for an hour. We watched the last few games of Nadal’s semi-final match from Aorangi Terrace (aka Henman Hill) and decided to have a go at trying to get into Centre Court as there was a mixed doubles semi-finals match on afterwards.
Spectators from Centre Court and Court No. 1 who leave early are encouraged to post their tickets into collection boxes around the grounds. These are then re-sold for just £5 (with all the money going to charity) at the re-sale office at the top of Aorangi Terrace. The queue looked pretty long when we joined it, but within about 10 minutes we were at the front and jumping for joy at getting our Centre Court tickets.
It was so exciting being inside the court. We had a great position – just underneath the roof, so there was some shade from the sun. This will sound a little absurd, but it looks just like it does on TV! There are some sections that are reserved for members (of the LTA) only – they are the seats with cushions!
A very special day :)over 4 years ago