World Team Tennis

What is World Team Tennis (WTT)?

WTT features teams of at least two men and two women, and may include more players to allow for substitutions during matches, vacation time, and to cheer on their fellow teammates. 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!   

A match consists of five or six no-ad sets and includes one set of men's and women's singles and doubles, and one or two sets of mixed doubles. The five set format has one set of mixed doubles, and the six set format has two (mixed doubles is always played last). The five set format is an option used only on the local level. The six set format is the STANDARD WTT format used at all WTT National Qualifiers and the WTT Nationals. 

On one court, the order of sets will be:

  • doubles*
  • singles
  • doubles
  • singles
  • one or two sets of mixed doubles

On two courts, the order of sets will be:

  • women’s and men’s doubles
  • women’s and men’s singles
  • one or two sets of mixed doubles

* Home team captain has choice of sequence of sets (men's or women's).

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. To check the dates and sites for National Qualifiers, Click Here.

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.  Companies that have participated in the past include Boston Scientific, Ecolab, Honeywell, LifeTime Athletic, Medtronic, OptumHealth, PTC, RBC, Target, Thompson Reuters, Univita, and USTA Northern.  We're always looking for more companies to join the fun and individuals to round out team rosters!
 

For local information about the 2016 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 general information about this national league program started by Billy Jean King.