Delaware WTT
2021 Wilmington Summer League

What is World TeamTennis?
National Qualifier Link - http://www.wtt.com/page.aspx?article_id=93

WTT is co-ed teams competing in a format that consists of FIVE (5) no-ad sets. One set each of mens and womens doubles followed by mens and womens 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.
 
What is a WTT team?
World TeamTennis (WTT) is co-ed teams competing in a format that consists of 6 no-ad sets that are played to 6 games. This allows men and women to compete in an exciting fast-paced format. WTT gives you a chance to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles as part of team. WTT uses rules that include player substitutions at any time, cumulative game scoring and a fast paced format that keeps the action rolling! Teams are encouraged to coach and support from the sidelines. It's about competition, but laced with huge doses of fun and good sportsmanship.

Format - Matches are a round robin format. Teams consist of a MINIMUM of two (2) men and two (2) women with a MAXIMUM of ten (10) players per team.

There must be at least 4 teams in each level. The number of matches played depends on the number of teams.

A team must have two men and two women, as a minimum. (10 players maximum). This allows for periods of rest and missing matches.
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team or as an individual. If you are captaining a team, please contact League Coordinator Taya Dianna at delawareWTT@comcast.net or 302-354-7317 with team name prior to registering or having players register so that they can designate your team name.
 
When do leagues start?
The 2021 league will start the week of August 9 & run through early October, depending upon the number of teams registered. Matches will be slated for Mon-Thu eves starting at 6pm.

A minimum of 3 teams in any level is required with a maximum of 10 teams.

Cost is $35/person or $300/team.

Deadline to register a team (min. 2 men & 2 women) for the league is August 5.

 
Sign-Up Deadline: Thursday, August 5
By August 5 each team must have at least 4 players (2 men and 2 women) registered AND PAID in order to be put on the schedule. You can add players after this date (up to 10 total players per team) as long as they have registered and paid before they play a match.

To advance to National Qualifier, each player must have played in at least 2 matches.

*All money and paperwork are due by this date. No refunds and/or transfer of payment to another person after the registration deadline.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
WTT uses the USTA rating system. This tournament is for teams at the 3.5 & 4.0 levels.
 
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 held at Banning Park, 102 Middleboro Rd., Wilmington, DE
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
If you're a loner and don't technically have a team, but want to play so bad you'll do anything, we will definitely take you... but you'll be labeled as a lone wolf. When you register without a team, you will be thrown into the lone wolf pound, but don't you worry - we will help you find your wolf pack. Please realize that we will not contact you regarding your team assignment until after all registrations are in (approximately one week prior to the season/tournament).

If you've got your own small pack but not quite enough for a full team (it really only takes 2 men & 2 women!), then go ahead & register & have your friends register & make sure you list each other's names so that you can be put on a team together. OR...ask for my help to complete your pack/team!

If you are registering as a team, the team captain should send an email to delawarewtt@comcast.net with your team name and level prior to having players register. Once the team name has been logged, players can register.

If you are joining an established team you will be able to identify that team as part of the registration process. When we form new teams to accommodate everyone, one of the players must be willing to be captain.

See substitute player information below.
 
Note to substitute players:
Substitute players are allowed to play in a maximum of 2 matches & will be charged $10 per substitution, to be paid to League Coordinator at or before night of play.
 
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?
$35 per person per team or $300 per team. Balls will be provided.

Pay via Zelle to 302-354-7317, via Venmo to @tayawhat (specify "WTT"), via CashApp to $tayadianna67 or Paypal to DelawareWTT@comcast.net (must send as a "gift" & not payment for a service).

No refunds after the registration deadline.
 
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:
All rules can be found on the second page (back) of the match scorecards. http://www.wttrec.com/rectoolbox/RecLeague_Scorecard.pdf

For any weather-related issues contact the League Coordinator at 302-354-7317. In case of inclement weather, a decision will be made as soon as possible.
 
For more information contact:
Questions? Contact Taya at DelawareWTT@comcast.net or 302-354-7317.


 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!