PATA WTT (FALL)
2020 PATA WTT Fall 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.
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as an individual and approved juniors.
 
When do leagues start?
The season will begin after Labor Day, 2020.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: 11/15/2020
All money and paperwork are due by this date. No refunds and/or transfer of payment to another person after the season starts.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are 3.5, 4.0, 4.5
 
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?
Public courts, high schools and possibly private facilities.
 
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 to join in any given season).
 
Note to substitute players:
Substitutes do not have to pay for the league at this time. You must register, however, and your playing is subject to the decision/judgment of the League Director who will independently assess your NTRP rating.
 
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 cost is $30 per player. High Schoolers play at no cost.
 
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:
Do not cancel matches prior to rain starting. Courts must be wet to postpone a match. Captains must agree to rescheduling.
COVID information:
▪ Check with the agreed upon facility location ahead of time for any protocols that may apply.
▪ Arrive at the venue dressed for your match shortly before your allotted start time and depart the venue immediately after the match. Do not use the locker rooms or showers and avoid touch points when entering and exiting.
▪ Avoid entering the court until previous players exit and maintain social distancing.
▪ Introduce yourself to your opponent(s) from across the net and maintain social distancing.
▪ Do not share any equipment or other items (racquet, water bottles, food) with partner or opponents.
▪ Each player should bring and handle his/her own new set of balls and either mark them or vary the ball number. It is recommended that balls should be used for one match only. When returning balls to opponent or from another court, use your racquet/foot to send back.
▪ Do not use score tenders on courts; clearly verbalize the score at the start of each point. .
▪ Maintain six to ten feet of distance when changing sides and communicating with each other. Either change on opposite ends of the net or modify to have no changeover.
▪ Use headbands, hats, wristbands,towels to avoid touching faces during play.
▪ No handshake after completion of the match. Acknowledge the completion of the match with a thumbs up or a “good match” across the net in lieu of a handshake.
▪ Leave the courts as soon as possible, taking with you all your items (tennis balls, water bottles, etc.).
▪ Captains or Acting Captains should use text or email to exchange lineup cards. Line-up exchange may also be done by posting on a flat surface and captains one at a time document opposing line-up while maintaining six to ten feet of social distancing.
RECOMMENDED STANDARDS
FORMAT & PARTICIPANT RECOMMENDATIONS ORGANIZER/FACILITY RECOMMENDATIONS Please consider the following:
▪ Bring tissues, cleaning wipes and a personal trash bag to pack in & pack out.
▪ Use tissue to open gates and immediately toss tissue in your personal “trash bag.”
▪ Use the restroom at your private residence prior to your match.
▪ Advise players and staff to wash hands often (before and after matches).
 
For more information contact:
Catherine DeSouza
centralvirginiatennis@gmail.com
804.614.5526
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!