Wimbledon 2019: Dates, ticket information and dress code revealed

1 July 2019, 12:08 | Updated: 1 July 2019, 13:45

Wimbledon 2019 is about to kick off
Wimbledon 2019 is about to kick off. Picture: Getty

Wimbledon is arguably the most coveted tennis championship of the year - and it's about to kick off.

Find out all you need to know about the sporting event here.

What date does Wimbledon 2019 start?

The tennis tournament commences on Monday, July 1 and is scheduled to continue through to Sunday, July 14.

Games commence at 11am on the outside courts and 1pm on the No.1 Court and Centre Court.

During the final weekend of Wimbledon, the women's and men's finals are expected to begin at 2pm.

Djokovic won the men's single at last year's Wimbledon
Djokovic won the men's single at last year's Wimbledon. Picture: Getty

How can I get tickets and how much do they cost?

Guests can either purchase tickets for specific tennis games, or buy entry to the grounds for a reduced price where you can still access some of the smaller outside games and make use of the food and drink options.

The three main ways to secure tickets to this year's tennis competition are by visiting Ticketmaster, queuing on the day, or by buying a Hospitality Package.

For those purchasing tickets via Ticketmaster, several hundred will go on sale for Centre Court and Court 3 daily, ahead of each match.

Fans who miss out on the daily ticket sales may also queue for entry on the day, but this is a riskier option. Tickets go on sale at the All England Lawn Tennis club at the start of the day, but those who camp overnight are more likely to bag themselves tickets.

Both cash and card payments are accepted for these types of tickets, and the limit is one per person. On the final four days of Wimbledon, tickets are all sold in advance.

Ticket prices vary depending on the level of the game and how far into the tournament it is. The cheapest option is £8 for grounds entry passes in the final weekend, but tickets for the final matches will set you back £225.

The public ballot has already closed for this year - for both UK fans and those travelling from overseas.

Corporate hospitality packages are also available.

Anyone who chose to queue overnight for tickets will be woken by staff and asked to get into a tighter formation to accommodate expected crowds.

Then queuers will be handed a numbered card which will dictate your position in the line and also the ticket you'll be allocated when you reach the front.

Those just hoping for grounds access tickets are advised to arrive "a couple hours before doors open at 10:30" with allocation depending on crowd size and weather conditions.

Who won Wimbledon last year?

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won the Men's Singles title last year, while Germany's Angelique Kerber won the Women's Singles.

What's the Wimbledon dress code?

Tennis players may have to adhere to an all-white dress code on court, but spectators aren't given the same strict guidelines.

Those inside Centre Court are expected to dress up for the occasion and look the part, but those sitting on Henman Hill, for example, can dress more casually.

For tennis players, these are the dress code rules:

- White must be worn. Off-white or cream is not acceptable.

- Colour trims are permitted - no wider than 1cm.

- Patterns are allowed but any solid mass of colour must be no wider than 1cm.

- Shoes must be white - no large brand logos.

- Undergarments must be white.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton watched Serena Williams play at Wimbledon 2018
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton watched Serena Williams play at Wimbledon 2018. Picture: Getty

Will Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and the other royals attend the sporting event?

Meghan Markle attended Wimbledon last year with her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Sussex donned a blue and white striped collared shirt by Ralph Lauren, paired with cream trousers and a straw hat.

Kate, on the other hand, wore an elegant cream polka dot dress by Jenny Packham, teamed with a cream Dolce and Gabbana handbag.

The pair sat Centre Court to watch Meghan's friend Serena Williams play Angelique Kerber in the Ladies' Singles Final.

It's been rumoured that Meghan will also be attending this year's sporting event.