How to get tickets to all the tennis Grand Slams in 2020
Now the US Open 2019 is over, many tennis fans will be planning their tennis tournament schedule for 2020 and high on their agenda will be visiting the Grand Slams. Here’s our guide on how to get Grand Slam tickets to all four of the 2020 Grand Slams: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open
Watching live tennis is one of the best ways to spend your holiday and many tennis fans plan their overseas trips to coincide with visiting a tennis event in another country. The four Grand Slams are by far the biggest tennis events each year and hence they attract most travelling fans. Here, tennishead guides you through the process of getting Grand Slam tickets in 2020
Australian Open (Jan 20 – Feb 2, 2020)
The first tickets for the 2020 Australian Open will go on sale from Tuesday October 8th, 2019.
The tournament is organised by the Australian tennis federation, Tennis Australia, and tickets are sold on a first come first served basis to members of the public.
To get tickets you first need to register your interest on their website.
The tickets are sold by category depending on the court you want to visit. You can purchase a ‘grounds pass’ for all courts apart from the show courts or you can buy tickets for the two show courts, Margaret Court and Rod Laver.
The tickets are then categorised by the round of the tournament that you will watch, starting with the ‘early rounds’ and then progressing through to ‘middle rounds’ then the ‘1/4 finals’, ‘semi finals’, and ‘finals’
You can also choose which area of the show courts you’d like to sit based on the viewing position. The better the seat the higher the price.
More information is available at www.ausopen.com/tickets
French Open (May 18 – June 7, 2020)
The public sale of tickets for this year’s French Open begins on March 21. The easiest way to purchase tickets is online via the tournament’s official website. Rolangarros.com offers real-time availability of e-tickets and instant confirmation.
Various combinations of tickets are available, ranging from a single ticket for a single day to multi-day tickets and tickets which include hospitality. Evening tickets (granting access to the grounds from 5.30pm but with no access to the main show courts) go on sale two days before their scheduled use and cost just €20 each.
Before midnight on the day before a ticket’s validity purchasers will need to supply the name of the person using it. Photographic ID must be taken when entering the grounds. The official website also offers a resale system if you are unable to take up your tickets, though evening tickets are excluded from this scheme.
Tickets can also be purchased by post (in which case paper tickets will be issued), but the process is longer than online and there is less availability.
For more information visit rolandgarros.com
Wimbledon (June 29 – July 12)
Wimbledon uses a public ballot system, first introduced in 1924. It is always oversubscribed and entry into it does not automatically entitle applicants to tickets.
The public ballot for tickets for 2020 is being conducted through an online-only system for the first time ever. You can read more about it here. a limited number of tickets are available for purchase on the day by joining the queue outside the All England Club. Tickets are sold strictly on the basis of one per person queuing.
Tickets are available via the queue for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court, although all tickets for the last four days on Centre Court are sold in advance. Several thousand ground passes are also available each day, giving access to unreserved seating and standing room on the outside courts. Even if you are seeking only ground passes, Wimbledon’s advice is to join the queue “several hours” before the grounds open at 10.30am.
Once inside the grounds it is possible to buy re-sold tickets for the show courts, depending on availability. Seat ticket holders on Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court who are leaving the grounds for the day are asked to place their tickets in boxes provided or have their tickets scanned on leaving.
These tickets are then re-sold (depending on availability) after 3pm from a kiosk to the north of Court No.18 near the top of St Mary’s Walk. Centre Court and No.1 Court tickets cost £10 and No.2 Court tickets £5. The proceeds will be donated via the Wimbledon Foundation to charities and community organisations.
For more information visit www.wimbledon.com or read our in-depth article on the many different ways to secure your Wimbledon ticket
US Open (August 24 – September 6)
Tickets are sold in a wide variety of combinations for the three main stadiums (Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong and Grandstand), ranging from individual tickets for individual sessions all the way through to packages for the whole tournament. Full tournament and “mini-plan” packages are purchased through the US Open box office.
Individual session tickets for the three stadiums may be purchased on ticketmaster.com starting on June 4, when the American Express early sale begins. Sales to the general public begin on June 12. Ticket prices start at $30. Ground passes will be available from June 4 on Ticketmaster, which is the only official ticketing partner of the US Open.
Tickets will be available in every stadium for every session when they go on sale in June, but thereafter availability will vary according to demand. Depending on availability, tickets will be available on the day either at Ticketmaster or at the US Open box office
Look ahead to the rest of 2019 with our guides to every tournament on the ATP Tour and the WTA Tour. If you can’t visit the tournaments you love then do the next best thing and read our guide on how to watch all the ATP Tour matches on television in 2019. To read more amazing articles like this you can explore Tennishead magazine here or you can subscribe for free to our email newsletter here