Rockville - Gottfried (Summer)
2019 Rockville Summer 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

The WTT Maryland league has been around since 1990 providing year end WTT leagues which includes three eight week outdoor leagues (May to June, July to August and September to October) and one twenty week indoor league from November to April.

Maryland's WTT history of providing players an oppportunitiy to play tennis and grow the sport of tennis at a recreationial level includes
*2006 League Director of the Year
*2008 to 2015 Top Ten League Director(Nationwide)
*Several National Champions and Finalists(Open Division, 4.0 Level, 3.5 Level and 3.0 Level)
*Numerous National Qualifier Champions and Finalists(3.0 Level, 3.5 Level and 4.0 Level)
*Tri-State(MD, DC, VA) Tournaments
*Cup Challenge(MD vs DC)
*Washington Kastles Premier Box VIP tickets for the Captains and the players on the winning teams.

 
What is a WTT team?
Although the limit to the number of team members is ten, the suggested number of players is three men and three women. A minimum team consists of two men and two women.
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team or as an individual.

 
When do leagues start?
LEAGUE SESSIONS(ADULTS)(ROCKVILLE):
Outdoor Session: 7/8/19 to 8/28/19 (8 Matches)
Outdoor Session: 9/9/19 to 10/30/19 (8 Matches)
Indoor Session: Starts in November 3 at Georgetown Prep Tennis Club from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Rock Creek from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday Night Social Tennis: starts in October 4, 2019 at Georgetown Prep.(30 weeks on Fridays from 7-10pm cost is $510($17 per night) Please ask for the flyer to sign up!
 
Sign-Up Deadline: ASAP
FINAL DEADLINE: ASAP for payment of fees and team and player registration.
BENEFITS OF JOINING WTT ROCKVILLE LEAGUE:

Captains please register ASAP and email me your team name so I can setup your team on the website to start registering your players.

1. All Captains who have registered their teams and have paid the team fee receive:
A choice of EITHER two tickets to go see one Washington Kastles home match in July 2019 (IF available! Note: This year there are ONLY 700 seats versus last year with over 2500 seats!) OR two tickets to go to the Citiopen in August 2019!

2. All registered and paid players and captains receive ONE FREE 1.5 hours of a tennis clinic given by a Tennis Pro.

3. Winning team advances to the WTT National Qualifiers. The team fee is paid by the WTT League. (Value: $300)

4. If the team advances to the Nationals, the team fee is paid by the WTT League (Value: $300).
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
Adult Outdoor: 3.0/under; 3.5/under; 4.0 and under; 4.5 and under

TIME: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

WHERE: Georgetown Prep Tennis Club
10900 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Outdoors and Hard Courts with real bathrooms and changing rooms and showers with towels!
 
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?
Georgetown Prep Tennis Club
10900 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
First preference is team but you can sign up as an individual and I will place you on a team based on your level of play.

 
Note to substitute players:
All substitute players must register and pay the fee $13 per match. Includes paypal fee, WTT fee and GPTC facility fee and the Free tennis clinic.

 
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?
For the Rockville League Only!:

NOTE: GPTC facility fee pays for use of the GPTC tennis courts, nice nets, courts built in the correct position of the sun, use of the bathrooms and showers and a towel, shadowed viewing benches of the matches, water fountain, free parking + BONUS: ONE FREE 1.5 HOUR GPTC TENNIS CLINIC GIVEN BY A TENNIS PRO!!!!! NOTE: THIS FREE CLINIC WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR EACH OF THE THREE WTT OUTDOOR SESSIONS. EACH FREE CLINIC IS GOOD FOR PAID PLAYERS PER SESSION.

FOR TEAMS: $600 by check
Team fee: $310 includes paypal fee
PLUS IN ADDITON EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST PAY THE
GPTC facility Individual fee: $52 includes paypal fee

FOR INDIVIDUALS: $100 by check
Individual fee: $52 includes paypal fee
PLUS IN ADDITION EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST PAY THE
GPTC facility individual fee: $52 includes paypal 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:
WORLD TEAMTENNIS
NEW RULES – LOCAL LEAGUE
EFFECTIVE 11/6/05(as Amended)

To: All WTT players
From: Richard Gottfried, WTT League Director
Re: New Local League Rules

Based upon feedback from you the players in WTT here are some additional local league rules that will be effective November 6, 2005(to be enforced effective 11/20/05 league, 5/14/06 league, 7/23/06 league, 9/10/06 League, 11/5/06 League,5/6/07 League) for the indoor sessions and outdoor sessions. If you have any questions about the new rules (need clarification of their meaning) and/or would like some additional rules put in place (that make sense and add value to the league), please let me know. Thank you.

New Rules

1. ALL players MUST register online at www.wtt.com otherwise the set that the unregistered player played in will be scored as a forfeit 6-0. I will let you know who has registered for your team. Deadline: Two days before the start of the league (2 men and 2 women)…rest of the team (including substitute players before the third match in the league. After the third match in the league no more players can be added to your team (including substitute players).

2. Substitute rule: You may bring in a sub if you have only one man and or one women player for that match and you need another male/female player for the match. (If you have your regular 2 men and 2 women players show up to the match that is all you need to play a match. If you bring a substitute player in addition to your two regular players, than any set that the substitute player plays in will result in a forfeit as a 6-0 score for that set.)

A. The level of the player must be within the level of the league. (Change as follows) The substituted player must be at the same level or lower of your regular player. For example if your player is a 3.5 then the sub must be a 3.5 or lower…the sub CANNOT be higher than your regular player.

B. All substitute players MUST register online at www.wtt.com by Sunday at noon and call Rich at 301-717-9558 to notify him that a substitute player has registered online.

C. Once the substitute player has registered for one team that substitute player MUST play on that same team (as a sub if needed) for the rest of the league. The substitute player CANNOT play on one team one week and then another team the next week.

D. If your team has only one male/female player for the match(and you cannot find a substitute player for the match) and another team in the league has three male/female players for their match you can borrow one of their players, HOWEVER, the borrowed player's set score will result in a forfeit for that team 6-0.


3. WTT rule number 8. Service lets will be enforced.

4. WTT rule number 10. Default rules will be enforced.

5. Level of League is determined by the League Director at his discretion.

Depending on the average team NTRP rating (determined by adding up all of the levels of the paid players and dividing that number by the number of paid players) some divisions may have a team that the average is higher than the division they are playing in (because there are not enough teams entered at that level) and some teams may have an average that is lower than the division they are playing in because the team wanted to play in a higher division.

For example:
Bruce 4.0
Tammy 4.5
Dave 4.0
Steven 3.5
Sean 3.5
April 3.5
Esther 3.0
Nancy 4.0
Total = 30 divided by 8 players =3.75
Team average is 3.75. Therefore if there is no 4.0 and under division that team would be allowed to play in the 3.5 and under division.


I hope that these new rules will add value to the WTT local league play.

Thank you.

Rich
 
For more information contact:
Call Richard Gottfried at text (301) 717-9558 C or 301-762-5182 H

E-mail: richgott3@verizon.net
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!