London, England, 13 June 2013 | AAP

Australian Matthew Ebden has been rewarded for his strong recent form with a wildcard entry into Wimbledon.

Ebden, 25, will compete in the main draw of the grasscourt Grand Slam for the second time after he was included in the first round of wildcards announced by organisers on Wednesday.

The world No.109 won the Nottingham Challenger tournament on grass last week.

He’ll join compatriots Bernard Tomic, Marinko Matosevic and Lleyton Hewitt in the main draw, while Ebden has also been granted a wildcard entry into the men’s doubles alongside Britain’s Jamie Delgado.

James Duckworth, Matt Barton, Sam Groth, Matt Reid and John-Patrick Smith are among the Australian men that will enter Wimbledon qualifying, starting on Monday.

Rising Australian young gun Nick Kyrgios would need a wildcard into Wimbledon qualifying or the main draw to have any chance at competing in a second straight Grand Slam following an impressive showing at the French Open.

Anastasia Rodionova, Casey Dellacqua, Olivia Rogowska, Ash Barty and Monique Adamzcak will feature in women’s qualifying as they attempt to join Sam Stosur in the main draw.

Britain’s Kyle Edmund and James Ward and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut were the other men to be handed wildcard spots in the Wimbledon main draw on Wednesday.

Five British women – Elena Baltacha, Anne Keothavong, Johanna Konta, Tara Moore, Samantha Murray – and German Andrea Petkovic earned women’s wild cards.

Wimbledon starts on Monday 24 June.