Tri-State Championship
2021 Tri-State Championship

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). We suggest that you register a team of 6 players.

YOUR FAST TRACK TO A NATIONAL QUALIFIER!
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team.
Team entries only!
 
When do leagues start?
Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2021 with a rain date on May 1 and May 2, 2021.

Match Times:
8:00am to 7:00pm
 
Sign-Up Deadline: April 10 or ASAP
All money and registrations are due by this date. No refunds.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are as follows:
*Senior 3.5 (at least 50 years old)
*Senior 4.0 (at least 50 years old)
*Senior 4.5 (at least 50 years old)

*Super Senior 3.5 (at least 60 years old)
*Super Senior 4.0 (at least 60 years old)

*Adult 4.5

*Adult Open Division(4.5 and above) Note: Cash prize for winning team based on a minimum of 4 teams in this division.
(The winning team gets their team fee back!(Open Division only)(Value $400)

Winning teams in each division advances to the WTT National Qualifier!

If there are a minimum of 4 teams in each division, the winning team when they play in the WTT National Qualifier will not have to pay their registration fee.(Value: $350)

Winning Team in the OPEN division advances directly to the WTT National Championships in November 2021!

 
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 the following locations:
Rock Creek Park Tennis Center (where the Citiopen Tournament is played)
16th & Kennedy Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20011
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
Team entries only!
 
Note to substitute players:
All substitute players must register.
 
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?
* Team Fee: $400 by cash or check or by credit card $415 which includes the paypal fee
(Deadline: 4/10/21 or ASAP)

Players fee includes permit for the tennis courts, WTT site license, tennis balls, WTT benefits,

Prizes for winning team(MUST HAVE A MINUMIM OF 4 TEAMS IN THE DIVISION TO QUALIFY):
Entry fee if a team attends a NQ ($350 Value), Entry fee if a team wins the NQ and goes to the National Championships ($350 value).

CAPTAIN INCENTIVE AND PLAYER STIMULUS PLAN:
Team Fee: $400 (in one amount by check, cash or credit card $415) Deadline: 4/10/21 or ASAP

Team must have a captain, obtain the players for the team, have all players register, enter the match results, send email reminder of match , ensure that 2 men and 2 women show up to the match, determine lineup for each match and any other administrative matters, if needed.

You can pay by check, cash or credit card(using Paypal: note paying by credit card is higher because the amount includes the paypal service charges.
 
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:
Teams attending the WTT Tri-State Tournament must meet the following criteria:

>All players must have a USTA rating. If a player has not played in a USTA league to generate a rating, a self-rating will be accepted.

>The average NTRP rating of the top two> (2) men and the top two (2) women will determine the team's level of competition.

>All players must be registered WTT members and must be at least 18 years old prior to the start of the National Qualifier. All player participating in the Senior division must be at least 50 years old (60 if entering the Super Senior division) within the calendar year.

>Only those players registered on the original roster are eligible to play. All players must have played at least two (2) local matches for their qualifying team. A team must have played at least three (3) matches. Teams are guaranteed at least two matches.

>A maximum of 10 rostered players per team may participate. This includes the alternate player.
Each team attending will be allowed to add one (1) alternate player to their National Qualifier roster as long as he/she is registered and played in at least two (2) matches in any official WTT local league within 14 months of the National Qualifier your team wishes to participate in. If the alternate player is coming from the same league / season in which the team qualified, then the alternate player is able to use their rating from the start of the local league (unless their rating has been adjusted more than 1/2 of a point). If the alternate player is coming from a league / season that is different than the league / season that the team qualified, then they must use their most current rating on file.

 
For more information contact:
Call Richard Gottfried at (301) 717-9558 Cell or 301-762-5182 Home

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