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What to expect from the The All England Lawn Tennis Club crowd?

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Charlotte
Charlotte

The crowd at the All England Lawn Tennis Club can be electric and tense depending on the type of gameplay. During Wimbledon you will find yourself getting emotionally caught up in it all but it is incredibly strict on heckling and shouting during match play. After a set or round you will find everyone yelling (good or bad) and you will hear the tradition (ooh and ahh) that you see on the television during long rallies but other than that it is very respectful but passionate. Keep a look out for famous faces in the crowd, especially during Wimbledon on Centre Court during the finals because sometimes you may even be in the presence of royalty since Her Majesty The Queen is Patron of the club.

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Jake Burgess
Jake Burgess

The crowd at Wimbledon absolutely love their tennis, and revel in the fact that they are witnessing the crème of their sport. However, it’s also quite strict! You must be silent during rallies, only cheer once it has ended and not move around during games; in fact, you can only enter or leave the stands during a change of ends (i.e. every two games!). For all that, it’s a great atmosphere. The games are always packing massive crowds, and tight games will have you gasping and shh-ing with the everyone else!

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Sam Hurst
Sam Hurst

The general atmosphere at The All England Club is very welcoming and friendly. Around the club you will see hundreds of people stretching out on the grassy areas and having picnics or cheering the players on.

Inside the courts themselves, there is a ‘proper’ way of conducting yourself however. Fans make a lot of noise with cheers and small chants, even Mexican waves, however when the umpire asks for quiet – fans must quieten down or risk being asked to leave the court.

Shouts of encouragement are welcomed though by the players and the other fans!

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