Watch: We got up at 5.30am to queue for Wimbledon tickets and had a glorious day

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We got up at 5.30am to queue for Wimbledon tickets and got to watch Jessica Pergula.

Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world and Londoners can experience it every year by queueing up for ground tickets. So come with us, as we head to the All England Tennis club and queue.

It was an early start, leaving at 5:30am. The easiest way to get to the queuing grounds is by getting the train to Southfields, then it’s a race to the queue.

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First we were guided to the back of a line and then given a card with a waitlist number. We got there at around 6.30am but were still 6100ish in line. With people at the front camping from 3pm the day before.

The atmosphere is great even there, with people playing cards, and food stalls - everyone is excited to get in.

Waiting with our queue cardsWaiting with our queue cards
Waiting with our queue cards | Jack Abela

After waiting 4 hours for the gates to open we edged closer and got our tickets by around 12pm, and we were in.

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Tickets were £30 for ground passes giving you access to court 3-18. You’re greeted straight away by stalls and then over the road and into the grounds with centre court beckoning in front.

The first 500 can get court 1-2 or centre courts, but really, for that you need to be camping overnight and prepared to pay a lot more.

Once you’re in, you can head to the resale section and put your name down for the big courts. As it gets towards the evening and seats become available you can pay £15 to see the last few hours of tennis on either Centre court, court 1, or 2 .

For the rest of the day though, be prepared for more queuing to get in to see a game, but once you’re in, settle down for some amazing grass-court action.

We saw Jessica Pergula, world number 5 and Holger Rune, the Danish player, number 15 in the world. All the classics are there from strawberries and cream to Pimms, it really is a special day.

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