The closing date for opting in to this year's ballot is rapidly approaching. So far 233 of us have opted in, which is required if you wish to participate in it. Last year around 300 of us opted in and the more that do the greater the number of tickets we are allocated. The LTA have, however, raised the age threshold for children's participation to 11. Just call the LTA on 020 8487 7000 or login. If you are not yet a British Tennis member you can do that online (affiliate to Brondesbury).