Eastman Recreation Tennis Club

What is World TeamTennis?
World Team Tennis is a co-ed league that uses a non-traditional format. For the 2019 spring league, each team match will consist of six sets: one set of men's doubles, one set of women's doubles, one set of men's singles, one set of women's singles and two sets of mixed doubles. (The mixed doubles is two separate courts, and each court will play one set). The winner of the team match is determined by the total number of games won by the team. This league is different than USTA leagues as coaching is allowed during the match and you may make substitutions between points.
What is a WTT team?
A WTT team is a co-ed team consisting of a minimum of 4 players (2 men and 2 women) up to a maximum of 10 players on the roster. It is strongly suggested to have a team of 3 men and 3 women.
Who can play?
Anyone age 18 or over is eligible to play WTT!
When do leagues start?
League Start Date: Monday, April 15th
League Ending Date: Late June (depending on number of teams)
Sign-Up Deadline: Monday, April 8th
After April 8th, you may still be able to get on a team, but no new teams will be formed as the schedule will be created.
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
There will be 3 levels this year: "3.0 and Below", "3.5 division", and "4.0 division". The 3.0 and 3.5 Divisions will play on Thursday nights, and the 4.0 Division will play primarily on Mondays.

If there is enough interest, a 4.5 league may be created.
Determining Team Rating
The average NTRP rating of the top two men and top two women players on your team determines the team rating.
  Joe- 4.5 Mary- 3.5
  Tom- 4.5 Jill-3.5
  Bill- 4.0 Gail- 3.5
  Joe- 4.5 Mary- 3.5
  Jim- 3.5 Joan- 3.0
The best two men and two women are: 4.5 + 4.5 + 3.5 + 3.5 = 16. 16 divided by 4 equals 4.0.
This team could register for the 4.0 division or a higher division. A team consists of a minimum of two men and two women. Although the limit to the number of team members is ten, the suggested number of players is three men and three women. Click here to determine your NTRP level.
Where do we play?
Matches will be held at Borden Park and V.O. Dobbins.
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
Yes, you may sign up as an individual and be placed on a team. We will not be taking sign-ups as subs however.
Why register via the Internet?
You are not an official league participant until you have registered online. When you register via the Internet site you will be e-mailed league information during the season and your WTT Member Benefits (WTT Point of Contact Newsletter, discounts on hotel, rental cars, 2 for 1 tickets, plus more).
What is the cost?
$25/person. This cost covers tennis balls and WTT membership.

Eastman Tennis Club Members may register for $20/person

Payment Options:
1) Mail check (made out to Eastman Recreation) to Joe Douthat (B-310); P.O. Box 511 Kingsport, TN 37662
2) Pay in person
3) Drop off at the Eastman Employee Center.
League winners qualify for a National Qualifier?
Winning teams advance to the WTT National Qualifiers. Your team is eligible to participate in a NQ for up to one year from the end date of your league. For every four (4) teams in any official World TeamTennis (WTT) local league division, one (1) team will be eligible to participate in a NQ. Click here for more details.
Local League Information & Rules:
For the "3.0 Division", only 3.0 rated players and below will be allowed to participate.

This will be a shorter season than normal, and we will only play the doubles and mixed doubles courts.
For more information contact:
Call Joe Douthat at 423-224-7544 or e-mail at jdouthat@eastman.com;
or Alice Zhang at 423-451-6812 or e-mail at xfielitz@hotmail.com;
or Brandon Stevens at 256-565-2918
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!