Wimbledon 2017 - Don’t miss a match point


Wimbledon is here from Monday 3 July until Sunday 16 July and once again promises to be the most thrilling Grand Slam event on the tennis calendar.

Even if you haven’t got a ticket to enjoy the action from Centre Court or Murray Mountain, you can keep up with every ace, tie break and match point from the comfort of your home or even on the go. Just don’t forget the strawberries and cream for that authentic Wimbledon experience!

As ever, the BBC are here to serve up all the best coverage – with unprecedented content and insightful commentary from every day of The Championships. There’s even more reason to celebrate this summer as the Beeb commemorates 90 years of broadcasting the competition on radio!

While we can’t guarantee a typical British summer downpour from stopping play, here’s how you can listen along to Wimbledon 2017 on your digital radio.

BBC Radio 5 Live

Radio 5 Live will be bringing 100 hours of action direct from The Championships, with programmes starting every day at 12pm (UK time). Eleanor Oldroyd and Tony Livesey lead the coverage, while Karthi Gnanasegaram presents the day’s early matches on 5 Live Sports Extra.

A host of former tennis champions and experts will also be on hand to provide in-depth analysis. Big names include Pat Cash, Mary Pierce, Leon Smith, Annabel Croft and many more.

To celebrate BBC Radio’s 90-year anniversary, 5 Live will take listeners on a journey through the past nine decades of Wimbledon – remembering a decade every day throughout the tournament.

Iconic three-time Wimbledon champion, John McEnroe (pictured above), also returns to host 6-Love-6 as he takes calls from listeners and is joined by guests for an entertaining breakdown of the tournament so far.

To see 5 Live’s full programming schedule, click here.

BBC World Service

Today at Wimbledon will air weekdays at 6.30pm GMT from Monday 3 July. The show sees Lee James and two-time Wimbledon doubles champ, Rene Stubbs, present a round-up of the day’s action with commentary and player interviews.

BBC Regions and Local Radio

BBC Scotland will provide daily reports on the progress of homegrown hero, Andy Murray. Meanwhile, BBC Regions and Local Radio will follow the fortunes of all the British players, including those in wheelchair and junior events.

On Tuesday 4 July, the Georgey Spanswick Show will broadcast across BBC Local Radio, live from Wimbledon at 7pm.


Listen on the go

As well as listening from the comfort of your home, you can keep up with Wimbledon 2017 on the move with our Move 2520 personal DAB radio. With an impressive 15 hours of battery life, getting through an entire day of lively tennis commentary isn’t a problem.