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Security & Safety


Entry to the Grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club requires a valid ticket, authorised voucher or pass issued by or on behalf of The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited  (“AELTC”).

It must be retained at all times and implies acceptance of the following conditions which have been established for the safety and enjoyment of all our visitors and may be amended from time to time:


The AELTC reserves the right to limit items which may be brought into the Grounds and to search bags, vehicles and the person before granting entry to the Grounds and other specific facilities within the Grounds.

Prohibited items


The following items are prohibited from the Grounds:  

  1. Any bag exceeding 16" x 12" x 12" (40cm x 30cm x 30cm);        
  2. Hard-sided items of any size;
  3. Any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon including sharp or pointed objects (e.g. knives, large corkscrews) and ‘personal protection’ sprays;
  4. Large flags (over 2’ x 2’), banners, rattles, klaxons or oversized hats;
  5. Any objects or clothing bearing political statements or commercial identification intended for ‘ambush marketing’.
  6. Selfie sticks

Visitors in possession of prohibited items may be refused entry or ejected from the Grounds. Prohibited items may be left in the Left Luggage facilities outside the Grounds or handed to AELTC security staff for disposal.

Alcohol & Refreshments

Alcohol may be brought into the Grounds but is limited to the equivalent of one bottle of wine or two 500ml cans of beer per person. The consumption of alcohol is permitted only in public bars and other authorised areas. Glass drinking vessels may not be used on the Show Courts; all drinks taken onto the Show Courts must be covered to avoid spillage. Hot and/or strong smelling food may not be taken onto the Show Courts. The AELTC reserves the right to refuse entry to the stands of any court to anyone carrying alcohol and to ask anyone drinking alcohol in the stands to leave.


The use of any annoying or dangerous behaviour, foul or abusive language or obscene gestures, the removal of shirts or any clothing likely to cause offence and the climbing onto any building, wall or other structure/equipment and the use of wheeled footwear is forbidden and may result in ejection from the Grounds.


Unauthorised persons are not permitted on the courts at any time.

Photography and filming

The use of photographic equipment must not inconvenience any other person in the Grounds. Still photographs, film, videotape or other audio-visual material recorded within the Grounds may not be sold or used commercially in any way whatsoever unless authorised by the AELTC and may be confiscated by the AELTC  if such sale or commercial use is suspected. AELTC shall own all intellectual property rights in materials taken or recorded in the Grounds. 

Mobile telephones, tablets, communications devices and radios

The use of mobile telephones, tablets communication devices, audio-visual equipment or radios must not inconvenience any other person in the Grounds; in particular they must be SWITCHED OFF in and around the courts in play. Personal headphones must be used when listening to radios inside the Grounds. Betting is prohibited in the Grounds at all times.


Championships tickets may not be bought, sold or distributed without lawful authority.

Filming and Broadcasting at The Championships

During the Wimbledon fortnight, various filming, photography and broadcasting takes place. By your presence at The Championships, you grant your permission for your likeness and voice to be included in pictures and/or on film and their exploitation and advertising without compensation or credit.

The AELTC reserves the right for its authorised employees, agents, contractors and police officers to remove from the Grounds any person who contravenes the above 'Conditions of Entry' and any person whose presence and/or behaviour in the Grounds could reasonably be construed as dangerous, a nuisance or annoyance to any other person in the Grounds.

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