Following the cancellation of Wimbledon 2020 by the All England Club on 1 April 2020, the club's Wimbledon ballot is also cancelled.
The information below outlines the likely procedure for the Club Wimbledon Ballot in 2021.
The Club receives an allocation of pairs of tickets for the championships, usually for Centre, No 1, & No 2 Courts, based on the numbers of Club members who are also members of British Tennis and who opt in to the Wimbledon Ballot by the cut-off date, which we expect to be mid February 2021. We expect opt-in to open in January 2021.
Adult and junior members aged 11 or over who are members in the 2020/21 membership year, and who are also members of British Tennis, with their membership linked to the club, and who opt-in to the Wimbledon Ballot before the cut-off date, will be entered into the 2021 ballot, provided that they have completed their membership renewal and paid their 2021/22 membership subscription by the time of the ballot.
Junior members must gain the permission of their parent/guardian to enter.
The full detail of dates and prices of our ticket allocation will be posted here when they are made available, usually in mid March.
The ballot will be held in the Clubhouse, probably in late April 2021.
Everyone who has opted in and met the criteria above will automatically be entered into the ballot. However, because winners need quickly to choose the tickets they want from those remaining, we urge all members to attend the ballot in person, having already decided which tickets/dates you can use, or send a family member or friend as a proxy, who need not be a club member. In the event that neither option is possible, Ian Jeffries, as a Ballot Administrator, will act as a proxy if you send him your ticket preferences at [email protected].
The club will register the ballot results with the LTA within 24 hours, and the LTA will then email the winning members requesting them to pay for their tickets online or by phone. Winners have 14 days to make payment, but we would ask all members to pay as promptly as possible.
If a member finds they cannot use the tickets before payment, they can decline them, which results in the tickets being returned to the club and allows us to reallocate the tickets to a ballot reserve. If a member finds they cannot use the tickets once purchased, they have to return them to the LTA for a refund and the tickets are lost to the club.
Winning members may be required to provide the names of both users of the tickets, and sign a disclaimer to meet LTA security requirements. Whilst the first ticket must be used only by the winning Club member, they may take a guest who is not a member.
At the time of visiting the championships, junior members under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and be supervised appropriately.