The Association of
Honorary Stewards of the
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
Welcome to the website of The Association of Honorary Stewards of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. If you are interested in becoming an Honorary Steward, please read the information provided here. We will look forward to hearing from you.
James Mendelssohn, Chief Steward
Becoming an Honorary Steward at Wimbledon
Thank you for your interest in becoming an Honorary Steward at the Wimbledon Championships. We are always keen to talk to people who would like to volunteer for this important role at what we believe is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world.
Honorary Stewards first operated at the Wimbledon Championships in 1927 when six volunteers with experience of handling large crowds at rugby matches at Twickenham were enlisted to help direct the public. The number of Honorary Stewards required by the AELTC gradually increased and by 1950, when the Honorary Stewards Association was formed, there were 30 members. The number of visitors to the Championships has grown steadily and this, together with the considerable expansion of the grounds and improvements to the facilities, has necessitated a large increase in the number of Honorary Stewards required. Today there are approximately 200 Honorary Stewards serving at the Championships each year.
The Steward’s role is wide-ranging, with the key purpose being to ensure that all the visitors who come to the Championships receive a warm, friendly and informative welcome. Stewards work on the overnight queue; with the on-day sales queue; on the gates as visitors approach the ground; and then inside the grounds on the show courts and at ticket resales.
Honorary Stewards are all volunteers, many of whom return year after year. However, we also recruit 15-20 new Stewards each year. There is normally a waiting list for new Stewards, who are required to serve a two-year probationary period before qualifying for election to the Honorary Stewards Association. Once we have received your application form, we will be in contact with you to explain in more detail how the recruitment process works.
The role involves long days and can be physically demanding. We are also looking for people who are available on an ongoing annual basis for the duration of the Championships, and for a minimum of five years, so please do not apply unless you are able to commit to this.
Please look carefully at all the information provided on this website. If you feel confident that you meet the criteria and would enjoy the role, please then complete the Application Form and send it, together with a brief cv and a copy of the photo page of your passport, to the Honorary Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.