Determining Ratings of Players and the Appropriate Division for a Team
NTRP ratings from the start of the local league are required for every player on the team roster for National play.

  • If at the start of the local league a player has a computer generated rating, that player will be allowed to compete at the National Qualifier with that rating.
  • If at the start of the local league a player does not have a computer generated rating:
    • And does not have a rating at the time of the National Qualifier, WTT will accept a self-rating. This self-rating is subject to the approval of the local league director, a completed player profile and the WTT National Office.
    • And at the time of the National Qualifier the player is using an accepted self-rating for USTA league play taking place in the same year as the National Qualifier, that player will compete at the National Qualifier with that self-rating.
    • And has started playing in USTA leagues either before, during or after WTT’s local league with an accepted self-rating and has that rating adjusted when the year end ratings are published (before the year of the National Qualifier), that player will be able to compete in the National Qualifier with their initial self-rating.
  • If a self-rated player has been disqualified at their current rating, prior to the National Qualifier, that player must compete at the National Qualifier at their adjusted rating.
  • If a self-rated player has had their rating adjusted after the National Qualifier and that player is attending the National Championships, the player will be allowed to play the National Championships with their National Qualifier rating.
* Ratings will only be accepted on a .5 basis (i.e., 3.5, not 3.4).
* The average NTRP rating of the TOP two men and TOP two women on your team will be used to determine your team's level of competition. Example of top 4 players: 4.0 + 3.5 + 3.0 + 3.0 = 13.5. 13.5 divided by 4 players = 3.375. This team would register for the 3.5 & under division.
* No team may carry a player more than one NTRP point above the division entered.

 

1. GAME SCORING:

In WTT the scoring is no-ad. This means a game is won by the first team to win four points (1,2,3, game). When the game score is deuce (3-3) (game point), the receiving team chooses which side is to receive the serve. In the mixed doubles set the serve must be gender to gender at game point.

2. SET SCORING:

A match consists of five or six no-ad sets and includes one set of men's and women's singles and doubles, and one or two sets of mixed doubles. The five set format has one set of mixed doubles, and the six set format has two (mixed doubles is always played last). The five set format is an option used only on the local level. The six set format is the STANDARD WTT format used at all National Qualifiers and National Championship.

On two courts, order of sets will be:

On one court, order of sets will be:

  • women's and men's doubles
  • women's and men's singles
  • one or two sets of mixed doubles
  • doubles *
  • singles
  • doubles
  • singles
  • one or two sets of mixed doubles

 

* Home team captain has choice of sequence of sets (men's or women's).

Each no-ad set is won by the first team to reach six games. A nine-point tiebreaker will be played at five games all in any set.

It is imperative that you adhere to the WTT format. The only deviations possible will be extending the sets to an eight or ten game pro set provided ALL sets are extended and the nine-point tiebreaker, the thirteen-point Supertiebreaker and the overtime rules are enforced. All "local" league rules will be superceded by existing WTT rules printed in this handbook at the National Qualifiers and National Championship.

 

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3. MATCH SCORING AND OVERTIME:

 

  • Six set format (two mixed doubles sets):

Home team captain must submit starting line-up to opposing team captain before the start of each set. Each team captain has until the end of the five minute break between sets to submit starting line-up for the next set. The winner of the match will be determined by the total number of games won. However, for purposes of determining whether a match will go into overtime, set number six will be the deciding factor. Note: Players cannot play in both mixed doubles sets.

After both mixed doubles sets are finished and scores are recorded and totaled, the procedure is as follows:

    1. If the leading team won set number six, the match is over.
    2. If the trailing team won set number six, the match continues into overtime until the leading team wins one game or until the score is tied. If a tie occurs, a Supertiebreaker will be played to determine the winner.
    3. If the overall score ends tied, a Supertiebreaker will be played to determine the winner.

Overtime is a continuation of the sixth set. Team number six should be designated as the strongest mixed doubles team. Once you have come out of the mixed doubles set, you cannot return in overtime. The first person to serve in overtime is the person who was next to serve at the end of the sixth set. This OVERTIME rule gives the trailing team a chance to make a comeback. It also emphasizes the importance of the mixed doubles set.

  • Five set format (one mixed doubles set):

Home team captain must submit starting line-up to opposing team captain before the start of each set. Each team captain has until the end of the five minute break between sets to submit starting line-up for the next set. The winner of the match will be the team