Kastles Community TeamTennis Winter League
2018 VTA NOVA 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 are allowed on a roster to advance to a National Qualifier).
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may register.
 
When do leagues start?
The 2018 Kastles Community TeamTennis Winter League will begin the weekend of 1/5/2018.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: Teams due 12/18/2017
Players may register after the deadline through the end of season. Players must have played in two matches during one season to advance to a National Qualfifier.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 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?
Four Seasons and other area clubs
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
Players may register as part of a team. We can try to help find a team if you do not have one.
 
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?
The cost is $35 plus an additional court fee.
 
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:
Timed match information:
World TeamTennis Local League rules are followed with the following addition regarding timed matches. Once the match time limit is reached and if the match is not completed, the match is halted and the team leading at that time is declared the winner. Unfinished games are not considered in calculating the total number of games won, but points in a Super Tiebreaker will be counted, if the teams have reached this point.

In the event of a tie in this situation, one point is played by the #2 Mixed Doubles (Line #6). If in the middle of a game when the time expires, the current server will serve the final point gender to gender. If at the start of new game, the serving order is maintained with the final point still being served gender to gender.
 
For more information contact:
Kris Stotler
Northern Virginia League Coordinator
Virginia Tennis
kris@virginiatennis.org
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!