My partner and I will be in the UK June/July 2011 - the same time as Wimbledon.
I have had a look on the Wimbledon website and tickets seem like they will be impossible to get! I'm not even sure if I can enter the ballot being from Australia. Does any one have any hints or useful links? Preferably ones that dont cost thousands of dollars!
You can get day passes and tickets on the day, but you need to get there a day or two in advance and camp on the streets!! I think buying tickets any other way, without spending thousands is practically impossible as they all to go to corporate buyers and to tennis clubs.
Though from what I hear camping on the streets with all the other fans is quite good fun, albeit a bit cold!!
A friend of mine has been there a few years in a row now and just buys tickets on the day. He's also gotten into some great matches by buying 'used' tickets after the match has started. As some of the matches last quite long, spectators leave during them. They can choose to hand in their tickets when they leave, and these are then resold for 5 pounds I believe (could be more, but it's a lot cheaper than face value). It must not be very well known, because he got into one of the big Henman matches last year that was packed!
It works well for the organization too, as there are never any empty seats on TV Hope that helps!