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24/06/2015 09:37 BST | Updated 24/06/2015 09:59 BST

When is Wimbledon 2015? Tennis Tournament To Open On 29 June

The leafy south west London borough of Wimbledon will be transformed into a microcosm of all things tennis come 29 June 2015.

The oldest tennis tournament in the world, the Wimbledon Championship is also widely considered the most prestigious event of its kind.

The two-week event will run until 12 July and there are four ways to obtain tickets for the Championships including via the ballot, the queue, Ticketmaster and official hospitality packages.

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Wimbledon will run from 29 June until 12 July

The BBC will host coverage of the tournament [indeed Auntie has signed up to do so until 2017], with global audiences expected to reach more than one billion people in 200 territories.

For a comprehensive list of players, winners, scores and schedules, visit the official Wimbledon website here.

As well as tempers and tennis balls (54,250 to be precise), Wimbledon also means buckets of Pimms, strawberries and cream and polite queuing.

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Selfie fans are likely to be disappointed however, with the All England Lawn Tennis Club banning “selfie sticks” from entering the tournament this year.

The devices, deployed by social media users to give the false impression their lives are an endless parade of stunning backdrops, will be prohibited, the AELTC confirmed.

A ticketholders' guide for this year's tournament says: "In common with many other major sports and entertainment events and cultural attractions, The Championships will not allow 'selfie sticks' into the grounds."

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Strawberries and cream is a Wimbledon staple

A spokesman for the AELTC told the Sunday Times that the move was brought in partly because of the "nuisance value" but "primarily so it doesn't interfere with spectators' enjoyment".

The sticks have met increasing resistance in recent months, most notably being banned from the National Gallery. The venue in Trafalgar Square, central London, placed the devices in the same category as tripods, which are already prohibited, and the move prompted other cultural venues to consider following suit.

Tottenham Hotspur banned them from White Hart Lane after a complaint from a fan, while they have also been barred at a number of galleries and museums in the US and France.

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