Washington DC - Gottfried (FALL)
2021 Washington DC Fall - Gottfried

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 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 2011 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)

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.

Captains receive either a Nationals Official MLB T-shirt ( Value $35) in red or blue color or a WATA grocery bag.

Winning team receives paid registration fee (Value $350) based on 4 teams in a division paid by the league.

Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team or as an individual.
When do leagues start?
9/12/21 Sundays noon pm to 2pm Note time can be adjusted based on the teams wishes if all teams agree.

Level of Play: 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 levels

Outdoor Session: Sundays 9/12/21 to 10/31/21 (8 matches)

Indoor Session: 11/7/21. 10 matches. Sundays 7:00pm to 9:00pm Play about twice per month over a 20 week season.

Sign-Up Deadline: ASAP
FINAL DEADLINE: ASAP for payment of fees and team and player registration.

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

What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are 3.0 and 3.5 and 4.0

League will play on Sundays noon-2pm.

Determining Team Rating
The average NTRP rating of the top two men and top two women players on your team determines the team rating.
  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 Tennis Courts
16th and Kennedy Street
Washington, DC
Outdoors, Hardcourt
noon to 2pm
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 unless you are on a team and the team fee is paid and if your team has less than 6 paid players.

A substitute player is defined as a player who can only play in one or two matches and not a player who wants to only pay per match played! If you play in more than two matches you must pay the full fee!

Sub fee is $15 per match
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 FEE PER SESSION (Rock Creek- DC League only):
• Individual Fee: $100/person for all registered players for 8 weeks (Deadline: ASAP via paypal $105 fee includes paypal fee.
Players fee includes permit for the tennis courts, WTT site license, tennis balls, WTT benefits, 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)based on a 4 teams in a division.

• Team Fee: $600 (in one amount by check, cash or credit card) Deadline: ASAP via paypal $625 which includes the paypal fee.
Team must have a captain, obtain the players for the team, have all players register, enter the match results, send email reminder of match every week, ensure that 2 men and 2 women show up to the match, determine lineup for each match and any other administrative matters, if needed.

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:
EFFECTIVE 11/6/05(as Amended)Updated 5/1/08

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. With the new website you as captain can see who has registered. Deadline: Two days before the start of the league (2 men and 2 women)…rest of the regular(full-time including split or shared) players on your team by the third match.

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 prior to the match in which they play otherwise any set they play in will result in forfeit 6-0. A substitute player can register anytime during the season.

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.

6. Default Policy: Teams are required to pay $30 default fee by the start of the league and replenish the fee if needed during the season. A default will cost a team $7.50 per set that is defaulted in a match. The default fee will then be paid to the team that did not default the set(s).

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

Thank you.

For more information contact:
Richard Gottfried
WTT League Director
301-717-9558 text or 301-762-5182
email: info@watatennis.org
www.watatennis. org
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!