OTC 2016 Wimbledon Ballot & Bank Holiday Tournament – May 2nd from 11:45am – 5pm

Dear OTC Members,

Thank you to all our members who ‘OPTED IN’ to the Wimbledon Ticket Ballot this year. We have been allocated an unprecedented 14 pairs of tickets.

As we are required to hold our ballot as close to the end of April as we can the committee has decided to hold the Wimbledon Ballot along with our annual May Day Bank Holiday Tournament on Monday the 2nd of May. Running the event on the Bank Holiday weekend has meant we can introduce a ‘Junior tournament’ allowing some of our juniors to also take part.

What’s planned?
Andrew Ridgers (OTC’s coach) will be running two tournaments (Junior and Adult) and Lesley Lee will be running the Wimbledon Ticket draw:

11:45am – 1:30pm – Junior Tournament (10-14yr members)
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Wimbledon Ticket Draw & Junior tournament prize giving
2:15m – 5:30pm – Adult Tournament (+15yr members) & Adult prize giving

Afternoon tea will be provided for all who attend on the day and we plan to finish at 5.30pm with the Adult Tournament results and prize giving.

Please would RSVP to this email to indicate who will be attending either of the tournaments or just the draw or both tournament/draw. Your reply will help us with catering numbers and the tournament format. If you have already replied to our previous notice thank you.

Who should attend?
Any member who wants to play in the tournaments and any member who wants to be present for the Wimbledon draw. Parents are and siblings are most welcome to watch the Junior Tournament.

Assembly for the tournaments are 11.45am for 12:00pm start for the Juniors and 2:00pm for Adult Tournament for start by 2.15pm.

Wimbledon Draw – not sure if I am eligible?
Unfortunately only BTM members who ‘OPTED IN’ to the LTA Wimbledon Ballot at the close of February 19th 2016 are permitted to participate in the Wimbledon ticket draw.

However if you aren’t a British Tennis Member (BTM) yet and you want to be included in this year’s draw go to the LTA website, register now as a British Tennis Member (BTM), Affiliate with the OTC and then ‘OPT IN’ to the Wimbledon ballot.

Registering and ‘OPT IN’ can be done up to the 24hrs before the draw is held on May 2nd and you will still be included in our draw on the 2nd of May. So to get registered go to www.lta.org.uk/member/login. Don’t forget Adults and Juniors can be BTM members.

LTA Rules!
Please find attached a copy of the LTA Rules governing the running of the OTCs Ballot; hopefully they can answer any questions you have regarding how the draw is being run this year.

Look forward to seeing you all on the 2nd of May.

Sue Cockcroft
OTC Committee

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