World Team Tennis

What is World Team Tennis (WTT)?

WTT features teams of at least two men and two women, but most teams are comprised of 8 or more players to accomodate busy schedules and allow for substitutions during matches. Cheering from the sidelines is also highly encouraged in WTT!  The fast-paced format also features no-ad scoring, playing of service lets, and tiebreakers played at five-all. Remembering WTT's unique rules is a fun challenge for everyone!   

Team matches consist of six no-ad sets and include one set each of men's and women's singles and doubles, and two sets of mixed doubles.  The winner is determined by total games won with fun opportunities for overtime and double overtime.

WTT teams compete weekly in one of four divisions of play: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5+ (4.5 and above) NTRP levels. All division winners are eligible to participate in a National Qualifier event to gain entry into the WTT National Tournament held in Indian Wells, CA. The Open division winner automatically qualifies to to go to Nationals. 

2017 WTT Twin Cities League Info:

Location:  All matches are played at the Baseline Tennis Center (mostly outdoors).

Team Fee:  $450 - This covers all court and league fees for the entire season (there are no facility fees on match days). The total number of players you have and whether or not you have a corporate sponsor will affect your individual team member costs.  For example, if you have a 10 person team with no sponsor, the cost per person would be $45 for the entire season. 

Duration:  Play begins the week of June 5 and runs through August 11.  There are 8 weeks of play with a few buffer weeks built into the season for rain cancellations.  No matches will be scheduled during the July 4th holiday week.

Days of Play: 

Tuesdays:  3.5, 4.5, and NEW Open Division

Wednesday:  3.0 and 4.0 Division

Balls:  Two new cans of balls are needed for a team match.  The home team is responsible for bringing balls.  If you would like to order a case of balls through Saint Paul Urban Tennis, please contact us before May 15.

Important Dates:
April 1 Registration Opens – only $400 per team the first week of April!
May 15 Team Registration Closes
Monday, May 22 Schedules Complete
Tuesday, May 23 Captain's Meeting at TBD location, 6:30 pm - 8pm
June 5 Season Begins

 2017 WTT TWIN CITIES RULES OF NOTE:

WTT Twin Cities will follow National Recreational League Rules which can be found at www.wtt.com.  There is no longer a corporate requirement that 50% of the team must be from the same company/workplace, although we encourage teams to seek corporate sponsorship and affiliation.  Our league has hosted teams from several companies in the past, including Boston Scientific, Ecolab, Honeywell, LifeTime Athletic, Medtronic, OptumHealth, PTC, RBC, Target, Thompson Reuters, Univita, and USTA Northern. 

Winning teams of our WTT Twin Cities League will be eligible to play in one of several Mylan WTT National Qualifier Events.  To check the dates and sites for National Qualifiers, Click Here.  Any team playing in the Open division is eligible to play at Nationals that is held in Indian Wells, CA.  

Team ratings are determined by averaging the NTRP ratings of the top 2 men and top 2 women on the team.  Subs that are filling in must be added to the team roster and abide by this rule.

Our league started as a Corporate League but is now open to anyone who wants to form a team. However, we still encourage teams to engage fellow co-workers for a special employee experience.  We're always looking for more companies to join the fun and individuals to round out team rosters!
 

For local information about the 2017 WTT Twin Cities summer league, please contact us at becky@urbantennis.org.   Dates and days of play will be announced in early 2016.  Click Here for more information about this national league program started by Billy Jean King.