Because of the Coronavirus crisis, the 2020 ballot for tickets has been scrapped.
If you were lucky in the ballot and bought your tickets, you will be refunded in full, by the end of April, but you will not have the option to buy the same tickets for next year's event unless you are lucky in the 2021 ballot.
If you had been offered the chance to buy tickets and had not bought them, there is no opportunity to do now.
Local Tennis League players who would like the chance to buy tickets for the 2021 Championships will need to ensure they are eligible in the normal way (that's is, ensure they are an active player, have BTM membership and have associated their membership with Local tennis Leagues, see below for more details) If you bought a Round Pass solely to ensure you were eligible for the ballot, use it to join a round when they restart, or be prepared to buy a new pass next year.
THE SECTIONS BELOW ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY AS THIS YEAR'S BALLOT HAS BEEN SCRAPPED
Each year Local Tennis Leagues invites players to take part in the BTM members' ballot. It is the opportunity to win the chance to buy those hard-to-obtain Wimbledon tickets!
The 2020 Wimbledon Ballot was run on 2nd March 2020.
231 pairs of tickets were awarded in the ballot and emails have been sent to all the lucky winners have been sent (you can also check if you are a winner via your LTA/BTM account on line). Tickets that are not bought will be re-offered to players on our eligible list
2020 Ballot process
To qualify, you must have British Tennis Membership. Your membership must be associated with Local Tennis Leagues, AND you must have paid to join a round in one of our leagues since the middle of February of the year previous to the ballot date or have bought a 2020 Round Pass in that period.
Please note, in addition the LTA require all BTMs to opt in to the ballot on the LTA website (log on at www.lta.org.uk using your membership details and navigate to Members Home / Benefits and select Wimbledon Ballot to find out more).
LTA opt in for Wimbledon 2020
You must Opt In on the LTA site via your British Tennis Membership account by 14 February 2020. See the LTA site here for more information. The ballot opt in is open now.
As long as you opt in on the LTA site and are an active Local Tennis League player you will be included. (Please note, we won't be able to offer you the chance to select specific days - instead if you are lucky enough to get a ticket it could be for any day of the Championships).
The Local Tennis Leagues ballot will be held in March 2020 and the date of the ballot will be posted here in due course.
Please note, if you have been lucky in the ballot you will hear directly from the LTA shortly after the draw, so do make sure your contact details are up to date on your LTA/BTM profile. (Unfortunately we will NOT be able to let you know whether you have been successful!)
Frequently asked questions
Who is entitled to be included in Local Tennis League's Wimbledon ballot?
To be included, you need to have British Tennis Membership, to have that membership associated with Local Tennis Leagues and to be an active player in one of our leagues.
Do I have British Tennis Membership?
Any active player with Local Tennis Leagues is entitled to the free British Tennis Lite Membership, or the premium Team Membership at a 30% discount (if you haven't already done so, you can make the application here).
Alternatively, you may have it through another organisation or through an individual application. British Tennis Members will have a log in to the LTA website and their own BTM profile page. If you think you are a BTM but don't have a log in, please contact the LTA.
Is my British Tennis Membership Associated with Local Tennis Leagues?
You can check by navigating to Members Home > Personal Details > Your Venues on the LTA website (once you've logged in).
Local Tennis Leagues should be listed under 'Your Venues'. If it isn't, follow this guide to make the connection, or contact the LTA.
Do I qualify as an active player?
Active players are defined as players who have played in a round in the twelve months leading up to the ballot (the cut off date for the 2020 ballot will include any round running on 17 March 2020), or have signed up to a future league. If in doubt, join an upcoming round of a league or buy a 2020 Round Pass!
How do I "opt in" to the ballot?
You will need to opt in via your BTM profile on the LTA site (you don't have to opt-in separately with us). Details will be made available on the LTA website later this year.
Is there anything else I need to do?
No. If you meet the conditions above and have opted in to the ballot, you are all done. If you have been successful in the ballot you will be contacted by the LTA.
When will the ballot be held?
We will run the ballot in March 2020, the exact date will be announced nearer the time.
How will I know if I have been lucky?
The LTA will contact those who have won the chance to buy tickets for this year's Championships. Make sure your contact details are up to date on your BTM profile. You should hear in April or May.
What are the terms and conditions for purchasing tickets?
These will be included in notification sent to lucky players. You are under no obligation to buy tickets and unwanted tickets will be re-offered to other Local Tennis League players.
In previous years you have asked me to choose my preferred dates for tickets. Where do I do this?
This year, to prevent players having to opt-in twice to the ballot, we are not offering players this service. Tickets will be randomly allocated.
I'm a member of another club or accredited venue and want to included in their ballot. What can I do?
You may be included in as many ballots as you are eligible to enter, but under LTA rules you can only be lucky in one. If you really want to choose just the one ballot, contact the LTA. But logically, the more ballots you are entered into, the better your chance of winning in one of them!
I have more questions! Who can help me?
We are a very small team at Local Tennis Leagues and most detailed questions about BTM and the Wimbledon Ballot are best answered by the LTA. Check their website for more information (and this area for BTM password issues).