VTF Richmond WTT Kickoff #2
2018 VTF Richmond Kickoff #2

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?
Any players (18 and up) can play in a WTT league/tournament.
 
When do leagues start?
Play begins Friday, December 14, 2018 and continues through to Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Tentative schedule of play:
Friday 7-9 pm: All 4.5 teams play
Saturday 4 pm: One 4.0 match and one 4.5 match
Saturday 6 pm: One 4.0 match and one 4.5 match
Sunday 2 pm: All 4.0 teams
Sunday 4 pm: All 4.5 teams
Sunday 6 pm: All 4.0 teams
 
Sign-Up Deadline: 12/11/2018
We will only take a maximum of 8 teams. The plan is to have 4 teams in each division.
We will take team registration until Tuesday, December 11. Players will need to register by Thursday night. If teams need to fill rosters, please communicate with me ASAP. I can help fill as I do get emails from individuals who wish to play.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are 4.0 and 4.5. Please read below how to form your team. All players must also have a NTRP rating. Any self rated players will need to be evaluated before the event begins.
 
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?
We will play the entire event indoors at ACAC-Midlothian.
11621 Robious Rd
Midlothian, VA 23113
 
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 if you can not form a team.
 
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 $40 per person.
Includes 3 Matches, Music, Food & Drinks on Saturday night, and an award for the winning team of each division.
Winning teams are also eligible to compete in National Qualifiers. Two teams will be eligible. One 4.0 team and one 4.5 team if two separate division.
 
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:
For those players who need a reminder about the rules, we will go over them before the first match. We will ask all captains/players to report 20-30 min before their first match begins. The score sheet will be supplied for each match and the rules are also on the backside of that sheet. If there is anything else you need clarity on please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
For more information contact:
Rob Johnston
(804) 240-5382
rob@virginiatennis.org
www.virginiatennis.org
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!