Borderlands WTT
2016/2017 Borderland Fall League

What is World TeamTennis?
WTT is co-ed teams competing in a format that consists of 6 no-ad sets. One set each of men’s and women’s doubles followed by men’s and women’s 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. Let serves are played. Click here to view WTT Rules
 
What is a WTT team?
A team must have three men and three 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. You do not have to be a USTA member to play.
 
When do leagues start?
- Initial team roster with a minimum of 2 men and 2 women must be registered by October 20.
- League play begins October 22, 2016 and runs through December 4.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: November 12, 2016
The last day for player registration is November 12. All players must be registered and paid before they can play. No refunds and/or transfer of payment to another person after the season starts.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are 3.0,3.5, 4.0, 4.5.
 
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?
Matches will be played at the following locations:
Lions Park, Las Cruces
NMSU, Las Cruces
PHCC, Las Cruces
WNMU, Silver City (If a team is based in Silver City)
Alamogordo(if a team is based in Alamogordo)
and any other courts secured by teams for play
 
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 cannot commit to the entire season. You will be called by the League Director in the event a team needs a replacement player.
 
Note to substitute players:
No substitute players
 
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?
League fees are $25.00 per person. Payment is due before a person can play. Captains will collect the $25 from each member on the team and submit 1 check for the total amount to Southern New Mexico Tennis
 
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:
Play format will proceed according to WTT National Rules.

Matches may be rescheduled due to weather, court conflicts, or player unavailability. Make-up matches MUST be played within 2 weeks of the originally scheduled match. The team requesting reschedule MUST notify the opposing team captain no later than 48 hours before the scheduled match. Captains are responsible for determining a make-up date for rescheduled matches, and the League Director should only be involved in the event that the captains are unable to agree on a date. Courts for rescheduled matches are not guaranteed to be available. Please refer to local league rules provided by League Director to each captain for more information on rescheduling.

 
For more information contact:
Pat Martinez
Southern New Mexico USTA and WTT League Coordinator
575 571-4575
snmtennis@gmail.com
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!