The Championships at Wimbledon has announced it will move to an online public ballot system for the 2020 tournament.

Currently, Wimbledon sends out paper-based tickets, but has been trialling an online system overseas.

The Public Ballot, introduced in 1924, does not automatically entitle applicants to tickets for Wimbledon, but to a place in the draw for tickets.

It is not possible to request tickets for specific days or courts, as a computerised selection process chooses the day and court randomly, sending offers via letters.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club commented: “Ensuring the accessibility of Wimbledon tickets for spectators of all ages and geographical locations remains a primary focus.

Importantly, the ballot will retain the principle that applications may be submitted at any time during the application window. There is no advantage to being the fastest to apply.”