How to Watch Wimbledon Tennis In New Zealand?

So how to watch Wimbledon tennis in New Zealand this year? (2021). It seems to change every year and there's now more platforms than ever to watch the SW19 tennis event than ever before. 

How to Watch Wimbledon in NZ?

Here in New Zealand, the 2021 Wimbledon event is available on Sky Sports.

This requires a satellite sports subscription, or you can use Sky Sport Now which costs $39.95 per month and offers full coverage of all the matches from June 28th - 11th July. 

Highlights will be shown on news channels each night as well as some coverage on Prime.

Free highlights and other coverage is available on the BBC website as well as the Eurosport official website. 

How to Watch Wimbledon for FREE? 

  1. Signup for a VPN provider with UK IP addresses
  2. Login to the app and connect to UK server
  3. Visit and signup for the iPlayer
  4. Start watching live and on-demand tennis.

Other countries such as the UK and Ireland stream all Wimbledon tournament games for free to their residents using the BBC iPlayer.

TV Coverage presented by Sue Barker begins at 11:00am BST daily, with the main games on centre court normally taking place during the afternoon. 

To watch using the BBC iPlayer, you'll need a UK based IP address, usually provided through the use of a VPN service such as PureVPN

Step 1: Get A VPN Provider

To watch BBC iPlayer you need to be based in UK by default however,

To fool the website into thinking you're in England, you can buy a VPN and choose a UK server to bypass the geo block.

There are many different VPN providers out there on the web, from our experience the cheapest and most affordable option is PureVPN.

You’ll be able to buy a VPN using your New Zealand credit card/Paypal.

Step 2: Download & Install VPN Application

You’ll need to decide how you plan on accessing the VPN client. You could use your smart TV, Apple TV or just a computer web browser.

You’ll need to download the PureVPN Application to your device first, then their app or visit their website.

Login with the details you were provided via email during signup.

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Step 3: Choose UK Based Server

You’ll now need to connect through to a UK based server. If you’re given an option of which city then I’d choose London.

You’ll be advised by the VPN app once your IP has changed and you’re routing your connection via UK.

You’ll now be able to go to the iPlayer website or app, create a free account and start watching Wimbledon right away.

Step 4: Start Watching Wimbledon Live & On Demand

You’ll now be able to play any of the on demand content available too.

Keep your account and watch more geoblocked content from all over the world.

Best BBC iPlayer VPN Providers

  1. PureVPN - High quality, no logs provider offering torrent friendly servers in 142 countries worldwide, at affordable prices. 
  2. ExpressVPN - Provides excellent speeds and some of the best Netflix servers, ideal for those heavy demand streamers.
  3. Surfshark - The cheapest provider, offering unlimited devices streaming and various modes for combating geo-restrictions. Probably the fastest vpn. 
  4. NordVPN - Offers high levels of security combined with torrent friendly servers, but comes at a cost. 
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Wimbledon 2021 Schedule

First week starting Monday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles First Round

First Tuesday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles First Round

First Wednesday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Second Round
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round

First Thursday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Second Round
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round

First Friday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Third Round
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round
Mixed Doubles

First Saturday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Third Round
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round
Mixed Doubles
Boys’ and Girls’ Singles

Middle Sunday

No play

Second week

Second Monday

Play commences at 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Round of 16
Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Round of 16
Mixed Doubles
Boys’ and Girls’ Singles

Second Tuesday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Ladies’ Singles Quarter-finals
Gentlemen’s Doubles Quarter-finals
Mixed Doubles
Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles

Second Wednesday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s Singles Quarter-finals
Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-finals
Mixed Doubles
Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles

Second Thursday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Ladies’ Singles Semi-finals
Gentlemen’s Doubles Semi-finals
Mixed Doubles
Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ and Quad Wheelchair Singles

Second Friday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court
Gentlemen’s Singles Semi-finals
Ladies’ Doubles Semi-finals
Mixed Doubles Semi-finals
Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles & Doubles
Quad Wheelchair Doubles Final

Second Saturday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on No.1 Court and 2pm on Centre Court
Ladies’ Singles Final
Gentlemen’s Doubles Final
Boys’ and Girls’ Singles and Doubles
Quad Wheelchair Singles Final and third/fourth place play-off

Second Sunday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on No.1 Court and 2pm on Centre Court
Gentlemen’s Singles Final
Boys’ Singles Final
Girls’ Singles Final
Boys' and Girls' Doubles Finals

Second Saturday or Sunday

Ladies’ Doubles Final
Mixed Doubles Final
Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles Final
Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Doubles Final
Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Singles Final
Ladies’ Wheelchair Doubles Finals.

Now you know how to watch Wimbledon in New Zealand, the only question is whether you'll stay up all night to watch the tournament live, or whether you'll watch highlights the morning after. Let us know in the comments what you decide to do.