How do I watch Wimbledon 2017?

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How can I watch Wimbledon on TV this year? Is it on the BBC as usual? Which channels can I watch it on, and will it be in HD - and can I watch the qualifiers too?

Taylor T, via email

Our expert Kim says...

The BBC certainly is serving up Wimbledon as usual, Taylor, and all the coverage this year is worth making a racket about. Let's take a look.

How to get sport on TV

When does Wimbledon start?

The main competition runs from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July.

You can also catch the qualifying matches on Monday 26 June and Thursday 29 June.

How to watch the qualifying matches

For the first time ever, yep, the Wimbledon qualifying matches will be streamed live from Roehampton. They won't be on terrestrial telly, but you can catch them on the BBC Sport website and app. They'll also be available on iPlayer afterwards, so you can catch up later.

How to watch the main tournament


Live coverage of Wimbledon, as always, will be on BBC One and BBC Two. And as always, Sue Barker will be our main presenter.

Matches will be in HD too, on the HD versions of the channels, and you can find even more matches using the red button. Six screens will be ready to watch at any time.

If you haven't got time to watch the whole thing - it's a long tournament, after all - check out Today at Wimbledon on BBC Two in the evening. Clare Balding will take you through the day's highlights.

And if you're in Scotland, you can find daily updates on Andy Murray and other racket-wielding Scots on BBC Scotland.


Over at, you'll be able to watch a massive 15 live streams of tennis. It'll cover just about everything, including the wheelchair and junior tournaments. And if you miss a vital match, don't worry - anything broadcast will be available to watch for 30 days on iPlayer.

Alongside the streams, you'll get extra bits and bobs like highlights, live updates, and commentary and analysis.

And the rest

BBC Radio 5 live is the place to go for Wimbledon commentary on the radio - it'll be covering most of the major matches throughout the fortnight.

Look out for extra content on social media too, including 360-degree videos, action clips, behind-the-scenes secrets, and general news and insight.

The Beeb will also air a special documentary to celebrate 90 years of Wimbledon broadcasts. Find that on BBC One before all the proper tennis starts.

More tennis

So there you go; that's how you can watch Wimbledon 2017. But a single mere championship isn't enough to satisfy true tennis fans - so here's where you'll find some of the other major competitions.

Competition How to watch
Australian Open Eurosport
ATP World Tour Sky Sports
Davis Cup BBC
Federation Cup BT Sport
French Open ITV, Eurosport
Queens Cup Championships BBC
US Open Eurosport
WTA Tour BT Sport

Eurosport is available on Sky, Virgin Media, and BT TV. Find out how to get Sky Sports here, and how to get BT Sport here


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