British Tennis Membership

Every year the club get allocated a number of tickets which we distribute to members of the club by having random raffle .
Last year we got a record 32 pairs of tickets to distribute.
This gave people interested in entering the club’s “luck-dip” ballot a very good chance of winning a pair of tickets to Wimbledon (you still have to pay the face value).
In the past this was based on the number of members of the club who had registered with the LTA as being a British Tennis Member (BTM) and selecting Elmwood Lawn Tennis Club – NW10 5AJ as your Place to Play.
Last year they changed the rules and as well as having a BTM you also had to actively log onto the website and Opt-in.
As those of you who were members last year may remember I bombarded you with emails to remind you to do this.
Well this year it has to happen again (and annually in the future).
Every year the LTA deletes your Opt-In preference and you have to do it again – to let them know you are still active at the club and want to be considered for the Wimbledon ticket ballot.
This has to be done by 17th February 2017.
YOU need to act before 17-Feb-17 to:
a) Ensure the club has as many Opted-In BTM members to maximise the ticket allocation to the club. So this is reason enough even if you are not personally interested in going.
b) So that YOU are eligible for a ticket in the club ballot held in late April/early May each year. If you did not Opt-In by 17-Feb-17 then you will not eligible!
So act TODAY:
If you are NOT already a BTM member you need to go online and join up.
  • Click on the link https://www.lta.org.uk/Member/
  • Under the CLUB MEMBERSHIP click on the JOIN TODAY button.
  • On the the Join British Tennis form fill in all the personal details requested and click the Create Account button. [REMEMBER your user name & password!!!!]
  • On the Club Membership form for the entry under Where is your membership held? type Elmwood and your will be presented with a list of a couple of clubs – choose the Elmwood Lawn Tennis Club – NW10 5AJ one from the list.
  • Click on the I am opting in for the Wimbledon Ballot 2017 radio button.
    Choose whether you want a player rating.
    Accept the Terms and Conditions.
    Click on the JOIN BRITISH TENNIS button.
  • Make a note of your British Tennis Member number.

You’ve done it!
You will be eligible for the Elmwood Wimbledon ticket draw.

If you ARE already a BTM member you need to go online, login and Opt-In.
  • Click on the link https://www.lta.org.uk/member/login/
  • At the top right of the screen click on the Members Login or sign up today.
  • On the LOGIN page enter your Username and Password and click on the LOGIN button.
  • Of course there’s a pretty good chance you don’t remember either of them, so there are links under the login to recover these. If you can’t remember your user name you will need your BTM number – if you can’t remember that ask me as I have a list!
  • On the British Tennis Membership form click on the Opt-In Now button.
  • The lower section of the form will change.
    Click on the I am opting in for the Wimbledon Ballot 2017 radio button.
    Click on the Confirm button.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
You’ve done it!
You will be eligible for the Elmwood Wimbledon ticket draw.