East Bay
2020 East Bay Fall League

What is World TeamTennis?
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE REGULAR WTT MATCH FORMAT WILL NOT BE IMPLEMENTED. WE ARE MOVING FORWARD TO HOLD THE FALL LEAGUE - STARTS PLAYING ON SEPT 12TH 2020 WITH MODIFIED WTT FORMAT TO PLAY ALL SINGLES TO MEET THE LOCAL PANDEMIC RULES. PLEASE EMAIL ME A NOTE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO RECEIVE THE INFORMATION ON THE MODIFIED FORMAT FOR THE FALL LEAGUE. THANK YOU AND BE SAFE.

 
What is a WTT team?
A team must have a minimum of two men and two women. We encourage you to form a team with 6 players minimum this allows for periods of rest, player substitutions and missing players. Additional players can be added during the playing season. There is a no player maximum for local league play. The average team size is 10-14 players. 10 players maximum allowed at National Qualifiers (NQ) and National Championships.
 
Who can play?
Adults, 18 & over using current NTRP ratings or self-rated players
 
When do leagues start?
Play begins September 12th 2020.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: Team Reg starts on 8/17
Registration for a team (Captain to email team registration request to Gismochang@aol.com fpr approval)
Players can register at any time (no deadline) during the season, but must be registered & paid the fees before playing in a match or risk having all games won by the player deleted. Captains are responsible for ensuring all players have been registered & pay the fees before playing.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are
18+WTT3.0
18+WTT3.5
18+WTT4.0
50+WTT3.0
50+WTT3.5


FOR THE MODIFIED FORMAT WE DO NOT USE LEVEL AVERAGE AS SHOWN BELOW "Determining Team Rating". ALL PLAYERS TO BE AT LEVEL OR BELOW>
 
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?
All Laney Teams will play their home matches at the Davie Tennis Stadium in Oakland.
All Racquet Warriors Teams will play their home matches at the Nicholl Pk in Richmond
Any team that would like to play their home matches at their own facility please email the request to gismochang@aol.com.

If a block of minimum of 4 teams in any division would like to play their league on their own home courts please contact the East Bay League Division director - gismochang@aol.com.
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
You can register as an individual and be assigned to a team.
OR to register as part of a team after the team is established on the WTT web site.
OR to register as Captain after your team is established

All Teams can have a non-playing captain or a non-playing coach at any NTRP level. No registration is required.

 
Note to substitute players:
We do not have Substitute players
 
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?
You do not have to pay to register on a team. You do have to pay before you can play on the team.
Player fees are $30 per player to play on a Laney team ( Fees include WTT Membership, Team Registration & Court Usage). All team captains are responsible to collect all fees before players can play.
If a team is using their own home courts (Nicholl) the team players will have to pay $5 for WTT membership and Team registration to Laney TA. Players are to bring their own can of balls to the match. Due to Pandemic the server will use his/her own balls only (No sharing of equipment by County Health order).

Winning teams advancing to the WTT National Qualifier in Las Vegas or Irvine will have to pay a NQ Fee per team. Same fee will be charged for the WTT National Championship in Palm Spring, Ca.
 
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:
PLEASE EMAIL ME A NOTE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO RECEIVE THE INFORMATION ON THE MODIFIED FORMAT FOR THE FALL LEAGUE
 
For more information contact:
Henry Chang
East Bay League Division Director
gismochang@aol.com
sunnycalifornia@playwtt.com
510-368-8866
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!