What is World TeamTennis?
World TeamTennis, founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, is different from traditional tennis in surprising and exciting ways. For example, players compete as members of a team rather than as individuals, and every game counts toward the team’s results. All scoring is no-ad, players on the bench cheer for teammates (and opponents) on the court, coaching is encouraged, and player substitutions (unheard of in “standard” tennis) are allowed. Remembering WTT's unique and wacky rules is a fun challenge for everyone!
A WTT match has one set each of men's and women's doubles, one set each of men's and women's singles, and two sets of mixed doubles. If the total game score is tied after these six sets, excitement builds as the match goes into overtime or a match-winning supertiebreaker is needed!
A WTT team needs a minimum of two men and two women. Six to eight players, or more, are recommended, to allow for substitutions and vacations. If you don’t have a team or captain, you could become the captain and form a team. Or, if you don’t have a team but wish to play, we will try to find an existing team for you.
SPUT Now Running Twin Cities WTT
St. Paul Urban Tennis is now running World TeamTennis (WTT)! WTT teams include at least two men and two women, and may include more players to allow for substitution 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!
Teams compete weekly in one of four divisions: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5 NTRP levels and winning teams at the 3.5 - 4.5 NTRP level are invited to participate in WTT Nationals in Indian Wells, California, October 31 - November 2, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Companies that have participated in the past include Boston Scientific, Ecolab, Honeywell, LifeTime Athletic, Medtronic, OptumHealth, PTC, RBC, Target, Thomson Reuters, Univita and USTA Northern. We're always looking for more companies to join the fun and individuals to round out team rosters.
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