Wimbledon qualifying 2017: When it starts, dates, tickets, order of play, TV coverage

Road to Wimbledon: Everything you need to know about Qualifying
By Eurosport

26/06/2017 at 06:15Updated 26/06/2017 at 07:15

Wimbledon starts in just a week but there is a whole host of brilliant grass-court tennis in the build-up, which you can watch live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player.

Follow the road to Wimbledon LIVE on Eurosport Player

The ATP and WTA tours both arrive in Eastbourne for the Aegon International, while for the first time Eurosport brings you live coverage of the Wimbledon qualifying.

This is how you can watch all the action unfold and which big stars to look out for in each competition.

Wimbledon qualifying, Roehampton

A view of Centre Court, Wimbledon

A view of Centre Court, WimbledonPA Photos

When does it start? What dates does it run?

June 26-June 29.

What’s the big story?

Maria Sharapova was scheduled to appear as she continues her comeback from a doping ban but a muscle injury sustained in the Italian Open in May means she has withdrawn. Heather Watson and Naomi Broady were on the entry list for Great Britain but they have obtained a wild card for the main draw.

How does it work?

As the Wimbledon website explains:

" There are Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles competitions where players must win through three rounds to win one of the 16 Championships’ Main Draw places for men, or 12 Main Draw places for women… If a Main Draw player withdraws after the qualifying competition has started, his/her place in the Main Draw will be taken by a lucky loser – this is a player that lost in the final round of qualifying. These players are drawn by lot against other losers in this round."

Order of play

How can I watch on TV?

For the first time, Wimbledon qualifying is live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player.

How can I get tickets?