East Bay
2016/2017 Fall/Winter East Bay 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 should have three men and three women, as a minimum. This allows for periods of rest and missing matches. Additional players can be added during the playing season. There are no limit to the size of your membership. At the National Qualifier (NQ) the size of your team will be maximum of 10 players in the team roster attending the NQ.
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team
 
When do leagues start?
Play begins November 26th 2016 and continues through to February 26th 2017. Playoff dates are to be determined.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: November 26th 2016
Registration for new teams in all divisions are closed.
By your first scheduled match all teams must have a minimum of 6 players in the roster (3 men & 3 women)
You can add players to your team until 2 weeks before the end of the season. In order to qualify to play at the National Qualifier player has to have played two matches minimum during the local league season. Defaults do not count as match played.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are 3.5 and 4.0
 
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 location:
College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy,
Alameda, CA 94501
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
You cannot register as an individual. You have to register as part of a team
 
Note to substitute players:
We do not have Substitutes
 
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 team (paid by the captains).
Player's Fee (Include WTT Membership / WTT Site License / Court Usage / Balls):
$25 for the 3.5 division (for 8 matches)
$20 for the 4.0 division (for 6 matches)
Captains do not have to pay player's fee

Winning teams advancing to the WTT National Qualifier in Las Vegas will have to pay a NQ Fee of $300 per team. Same fee will be charged for the WTT National Championship in India Wells, Ca.
 
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:
Since many of the players are also playing in other USTA leagues captain should be flexible and cooperative with each other in setting the match times.
Number of league matches for the season: (All teams will play against each other twice)
5 - 3.5 team Division - 8 matches
4 - 4.0 team Division = 6 matches
 
For more information contact:
Henry Chang
gismochang@aol.com
510-368-8866
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!