VTF Richmond League (WINTER)
2019 VTF 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.
 
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 and who has a NTRP rating. If you are need to self-rate, I will need to assess your play. There will be meetings for all players and captains and we will also purchase court time to assess players. You will need to email us immediately if we need to get court time.
 
When do leagues start?
The Winter Indoor League begins the week of January 4, 2019 through March 17, 2019. Some matches in mid-March will be scheduled at home clubs outdoors as fair as we can.

All matches will be played on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday (afternoon and evening).
 
Sign-Up Deadline: Teams in by December 15, 2018
Team names must be submitted by December 15, 2018. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE PARTICIPATION IN A MATCH.

Schedules will be published by on or before December 31, 2018.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5. Would love to have some open level WTT events through the winter. To be announced.
 
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.
VCU, Westwood, Courtside West, Midlothian Tennis Club (MTC-Brandermill), ACAC
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
You may register as an individual by emailing us at rob@virginiatennis.org and we will do our very best to get you onto a team or we can form a new one. Other team captains will be responsible for making sure their team members are registered.
 
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 $32.00 per person plus an additional court fee.

Team captains will receive the court fee and they will be responsible to complete payment. Their players will pay them. Each team will be charged the same amount. If you wish to have a smaller team, players will play more and also pay more in court fees. If you have a larger team, the court fee will be lower per player. The team fee will be known after the registration deadline (December 15).
 
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:
Matches will start on time. Once on court each team receives a 10 minute warm up, then a 5 minute warm up between rounds. Parking, bathroom breaks, changing clothes must be done before the scheduled match time. Winter matches are timed to 2 hours. If a match is not completed by the end of two hours, the score stands at the end of the two hours.

Schedule of play is usually doubles, singles, then mixed. If captains agree to start singles first, that is fine, but mixed is required to be the final round. Overtime only happens when the losing team in games wins the line 6 mixed. Read the rules on the back of your score sheet about overtime. All the rules are on the back. You can read them over if you are not familiar.
 
For more information contact:
Rob Johnston
League Coordinator
rob@virginiatennis.com
(804) 240-5382
www.virginiatennis.org
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Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!