Desert World TeamTennis Championships
2017 Desert WTT Championships

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. (10 players maximum). This allows for periods of rest and missing matches. We also provide a list of approved substitutes for team back-ups.
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team or as an individual.
 
When do leagues start?
Play begins Friday, April 28, 2017 and continues through to Sunday, April 31, 2017. Teams will play a maximum of two matches each day in this tournament.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2017
All money and paperwork are due by this date. 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, Senior 3.5, Senior 4.0 and Open
 
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:
The Lakes Country Club
161 Old Ranch Road
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Other local sites will be added as necessary.
 
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 ), 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 tournament, we will place you on a substitute list. You will be called by myself or a team captain in the event they need a replacement player.
 
Note to substitute players:
Substitutes do not have to pay for the league at this time. You must register, however, and your playing is subject to the decision/judgment of the League Director who will independently assess your NTRP rating.
 
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?
Tournament fees are $40.00 per person.
 
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:
The tournament will be hosted by The Lakes Country Club and other local sites will be added as necessary.
 
For more information contact:
Adam Jasick, Tournament Director

Head Tennis Professional, The Lakes Country Club

ajasick@thelakescc.com , 760.610.8139
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!