VTA Richmond League (WINTER)
2017 VTA Richmond Winter 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. Click here to view WTT Rules
 
What is a WTT team?
A team must have two men and two women as a minimum. Only 10 players on a team can advance to a National Qualifier, and each player must have played in two matches of that particular season.
 
Who can play?
Anyone 18 years and over.
 
When do leagues start?
The Winter Indoor League begins the week of January 5, 2017.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: Teams in by December 12, 2016
Team names must be submitted by December 12, 2016. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED AND HAVE PAID THEIR $26 PRIOR TO HIS/HER PARTICIPATION IN A MATCH.
 
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 various tennis facilities. Due to court rentals, the schedule is subject to change. The matches are timed at two hours. If you are forced to leave a court before your match is done, the score stands. If you are in a game or tiebreak, the team ahead will win that game or tiebreak. If it is tied, you must contact Catherine DeSouza to discuss options. Remember, if a facility closes or a another match is coming on at its scheduled time, you must exit the courts.
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
There will be no substitutes for this league. You may register as an individual member of team.
 
Note to substitute players:
There will be no substitute players. Only players who have registered online and paid his/her fee are allowed to participate in the Virginia Tennis Winter Indoor WTT league.
 
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 $26.00 per person plus an additional court fee to be determined later in season for those who are not paying a fee to their respective club.
 
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:
Two men and Two women from both teams must be present at the start of each match. Matches will start on time. Parking, bathroom breaks, changing clothes must be done before the scheduled match time. If one team is not prepared to start on time, they will be penalized one game per five minute delay, two games per ten minute delay, and first set forfeited if later than 15 minutes. Winter matches are timed. If a match is not completed by the end of two hours, the score stands at the end of the two hours. The timed match rule is subject to facility.
 
For more information contact:
Catherine DeSouza
Marketing and Programming Coordinator
Virginia Tennis Association
804-614-5526
catherine@virginiatennis.com
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!