Wimbledon tennis Championships: here are the dates, order of play, how to get tickets and how to watch on TV?

This year will be the 135th Wimbledon Championship

One of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world is due to start soon, as the Wimbledon championships edge ever closer.

Every year we see the latest prodigies, a dark horse contender or the seasoned pros play their best in order to win the coveted trophy.

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Novak Djokovic proved why he is the world number one and beat Matteo Berrettini 3-1 to win his record-equalling 20th major title in 2021.

With fans eagerly anticipating the up and coming tournament in 2022, here’s how to acquire tickets and when the tournament begins.

When is Wimbledon 2022?

The qualifying round for the upcoming Wimbledon championships will commence on Monday 20 June and conclude on Thursday 23 June.

Wimbledon 2022 kicks off on Monday, 27 June with the ladies final happening on 9 July and the men’s final signalling the end of the championships for another year on Sunday, 10 July 2022.

Where is Wimbledon held?

Wimbledon is held at the same place almost every year, although in its vast history the location has changed. It is now held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club which is located on Church Road, Wimbledon, London.

Who is playing in Wimbledon 2022?

This year, Wimbledon is accessible to most players that qualify. However, like many sporting events, Russian and Belarussian players are banned from playing.

A statement from Wimbledon organisers says: “In the circumstances of such unjustified and unprecedented military aggression, it would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to derive any benefits from the involvement of Russian or Belarusian players with The Championships.”

This means world number two and 2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev will not be taking part as he hails from Moscow, Russia.

Some tennis stalwarts such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and more will be taking part, in an extensive lineup.

To view all male and female participants taking part in Wimbledon 2022, visit the official Wimbledon website.

What is the order of play?

27, 28 June: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ first round

29, 30 June: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Second Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round

1 July: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Third Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round, Mixed Doubles First Round

2 July: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Third Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round, Mixed Doubles First Round, Boys’ and Girls’ Singles First Round

3 July: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Fourth Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Round of 16, Mixed Doubles Round of 16, Boys’ and Girls’ Singles First Round

4 July: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Fourth Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Round of 16, Mixed Doubles Quarter-finals, Girls’ Singles Second Round, Boys’ Doubles First Round

5 July: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-finals, Mixed Doubles Semi-finals, Boys’ Singles Second Round, Girls’ Doubles First Round, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)

6 July: Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Singles Round of 16, Boys’ & Girls’ Doubles Round of 16, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)

7 July: Ladies’ Singles Semi-Finals / Mixed Doubles Final, Gentlemen’s Doubles Semi-finals, Mixed Doubles Final, Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ and Quad Wheelchair Singles Quarter-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Singles Quarter-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Doubles Quarter-finals, Boys’ and Girls’ 14&U Singles, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)

8 July: Gentlemen’s Singles Semi-Finals, Ladies’ Doubles Semi-finals, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles Semi-finals, Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ & Quad Wheelchair Doubles Semi-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Singles Semi-finals, Boys’ & Girls’ Doubles Semi-finals, Boys’ and Girls’ 14&U Singles, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles

9 July: Ladies’ Singles Final, Gentlemen’s Doubles Final, Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles Final, Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Doubles Final, Quad Wheelchair Singles Semi-finals, Girls’ Singles Final, Girls’ Doubles Final, Boys’ Doubles Final, Boys’ and Girls’ 14&U Singles, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)

10 July: Gentlemen’s Singles Final, Ladies’ Doubles Final, Boys’ Singles Final, Gentlemen’s & Quad Wheelchair Singles Final, Ladies’ & Quad Wheelchair Doubles Final, Boys’ & Girls’ 14&U Singles Finals, Invitation Doubles (Ladies’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles)

Who are tipped as the favourites to win?

In the men’s category, the favourites will be reigning champion Novak Djokovic and two-time Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal, who is commonly referred to as the ‘king of clay’.

Last year’s beaten finalist, Matteo Berrettini will look to go one better and potentially disrupt the status quo.

In the women’s tournament, the UK will be hoping for Emma Raducanu to complete her breakthrough year to be the first female Wimbledon champion since 1977.

Can I get tickets?

Tickets are not yet on sale but prices have been announced, and can be viewed on the Wimbledon website.

Wimbledon is also one of the only events left where you can purchase tickets on the day, with a statement on the website saying: “After its absence during The Championships 2021, we are delighted that the Queue will be returning in 2022 for on-day sales. More information about queuing for tickets will be made available in due course.”

Will there be a ballot?

A statement released on the official Wimbledon website says: “There will not be a Wimbledon Public Ballot in 2022. - Guests who were successful in the 2020 Wimbledon Public Ballot and took up their ticket offer will be offered the same day and court for 2022.”

How can I watch the 2022 Wimbledon championship?

As usual, the BBC will host the coverage of the 2022 championships. You can also stream the games on the BBC Iplayer.

The BBC has broadcasted coverage of Wimbledon since before World War II, and first televised it in 1937.

If you’re unable to watch on TV or Iplayer, live radio coverage will be available on 5 Live and 5 Live extra.

Can I park my car at the event?

Despite being situated in a place with great public transport links, you can still drive to the event with parking available.

Car parking is only available in car park six or car park 10.

Car parking in car park six is pre-booked or on day, whereas car park ten is strictly pre-booking only.