Delaware WTT
2016 Wilmington Summer League

What is World TeamTennis?
National Qualifier Link - http://www.wtt.com/page.aspx?article_id=93

WTT is co-ed teams competing in a format that consists of 6 no-ad sets. One set each of mens and womens doubles followed by mens and womens singles, ending with 2 sets of mixed doubles. Total games won from all sets determines the winner. Substitutions and coaching are allowed during the match.
 
What is a WTT team?
World TeamTennis (WTT) is co-ed teams competing in a format that consists of 6 no-ad sets that are played to 6 games. This allows men and women to compete in an exciting fast-paced format. WTT gives you a chance to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles as part of team. WTT uses rules that include player substitutions at any time, cumulative game scoring and a fast paced format that keeps the action rolling! Teams are encouraged to coach and support from the sidelines. It's about competition, but laced with huge doses of fun and good sportsmanship.

Format - Matches are a round robin format. Teams consist of a minimum of two (2) men and two (2) women with a maximum of ten (10) players per team.
There must be at least 4 teams in each level. The number of matches played depends on the number of teams.

A team must have two men and two women, as a minimum. (10 players maximum). This allows for periods of rest and missing matches.
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team or as an individual.
 
When do leagues start?
The 2016 Summer League will run August 8-September 29. Matches will be played on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings, starting at 6pm PROMPTLY at Banning Park, 102 Middleboro Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804.

We are hosting a 4.5 Weekend Tournament, August 27 & 28 (mornings) at Banning Park. And a 3.0 Weekend Tournament, September 24 & 25 at Banning Park.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: Wednesday, August 3
By Wednesday, August 3 each team must have at least 4 players (2 men and 2 women) in order to be put on the schedule. You can add players after this date(up to 10 total players per team) as long as they have registered and paid before they play a match.

To advance to National Qualifier, each player must have played in at least 2 matches.

*All money and paperwork are due by this date. No refunds and/or transfer of payment to another person after the registration deadline.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
WTT uses the USTA rating system. We are accepting registration at the 3.5 and 4.0 levels.

We are hosting a 4.5 Weekend Tournament, August 27 & 28 (mornings) at Banning Park. And a 3.0 Weekend Tournament, September 24 & 25 at Banning Park.
 
Determining Team Rating
The average NTRP rating of the top two men and top two women players on your team determines the team rating.
 
       Example:
  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?
All regular season matches will be played at Banning Park, 102 Middleboro Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804. If daylight time becomes a factor, matches may be moved to Greenbank Park. Any changes in match scheduling must have prior approval from the league coordinator.
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
You can register as an individual (we will make every effort to find an existing team for you to join in any given season), as part of a partial team (we will assign other players to complete your team), or a full team.

If you register as an individual needing a team, please realize that we will not contact you regarding your team assignment until after all registrations are in (approximately one week prior to the season/tournament). Please be assured that we will contact you and you will be assigned a team, so keep the dates open and plan on playing.

If you are registering as team captain and would like your team included in the drop down menu on the registration form, please send an email to delawarewtt@comcast.net with your team name and level.

If you are joining an established team you will be able to identify that team as part of the registration process. When we form new teams to accommodate everyone, one of the players must be willing to be captain.
 
Note to substitute players:
You must register and your playing is subject to the decision/judgment of the League Director who will independently assess your NTRP rating.

Substitute players must be approved by the local league coordinators, can pay a reduced fee and are only allowed to play in one match. If a sub plays in more than one match they are subject to the full league fee as they are now eligible to play for that team at National Qualifier events and Nationals.
 
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?
$35 per person per team or $300 per team.

Preferred form of payment is through paypal (DelawareWTT@comcast.net). PLEASE BE SURE TO DESIGNATE YOU ARE SENDING PAYMENT AS A GIFT. Payment also accepted via Venmo to 3023547317. Or mail a check to Taya Dianna, 802 Elizabeth Ave., Wilmington, DE 19809

No refunds after the registration deadline.
 
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 any weather-related issues contact the League Coordinator at 302-354-7317.

Any changes in match scheduling must have prior approval from the league coordinator.

All championship matches will be overseen and officiated by the League Coordinator. If the League Coordinator is present at a regular season match, she may also serve as an officiate. Decisions/calls made by the League Coordinator are final. Any arguments or disagreements will result in immediate default by the player in question & could result in suspension from the league.
 
For more information contact:
Questions? Contact Taya at DelawareWTT@comcast.net or 302-354-7317.


 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!