Posted By Happy Homemaker UK

I wanted to attempt one of England's summer traditions,
The Wimbledon Queue

But hearing stories of 3 hour waits and people camping out,
I had been feeling a bit nervous

Then tipped off by a few friends,
I learned the key is to arrive later

And so I did

We arrived at the queue at 4:30p
and gained entrance by 5:15p
(ticket prices drop to £14 at 5p)
Not bad :)

My husband arrived at the queue by 6:30p
and encountered no line at all

Court 18: Elena Baltacha v Karin Knapp
Baltacha won and will represent Team GB in the Summer Olympics

Once inside we headed up the hill
to buy tickets for 1st Court
(Centre Court queue was too long)

And were sure to buy a cup of strawberries & cream
(a Wimbledon tradition)

1st Court:  Jamie Baker v Andy Roddick
Rain delay - will finish tomorrow

The day was cut short by rain
but we were thrilled to have experienced 
one of England's oldest tennis traditions

And I had one happy tennis-loving son :)

- all photos by me -

*Anyone can apply for tickets in December via the lottery. Some tickets go on sale the day before via Ticketmaster. The queue is for tickets that are handed in and resold by Wimbledon the same day; the queue is also for anyone who wants to feel like they earned the tickets and wants a story to go with it :)  Everything inside the club (and queue tickets) is cash only.

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