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.
Twin Cities Corporate League
The Twin Cities World TeamTennis corporate league is in its ninth summer season. Players enjoy the fun, fast-paced, co-ed format that promotes corporate spirit. In 2012, about 220 players participated on 24 teams, with many enjoying the official sponsorship and financial support of their companies.
Last year, we hosted co-ed teams from Boston Scientific, Coldwell Banker Burnet, Ecolab, General Mills, HealthPartners, Honeywell, Medtronic, OptumHealth, PTC, RBC, Target, Thomson Reuters, and Univita. Teams will compete this year weekly at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 levels. Winning teams in all divisions (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5) are eligible to advance directly to the WTT National Tournament in Indian Wells, California, November 1-3, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (there are no regionals or sectionals).
Divisions offered: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5
Schedule: The 4.0 and 4.5 teams will be playing on Tuesday evenings, starting June 4, and the 3.0 and 3.5 teams will play on Wednesdays, starting June 5. During June and July, we’ll be playing from 6:30 - 8:30, and during August (if necessary) from 6:00 - 8:00. All teams will play 8 matches, with the exception of divisions with only 3 teams, which will play 6 matches. Detailed match schedules will be ready by early May.
Team registration deadline: Friday, May 17
Player registration deadline: Players should be registered before playing a WTT match.
Court Locations: All matches will be held outdoors at the University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center.
Team costs: The team registration fee is $300, and includes all court costs. The home team pays for and brings two cans of new balls. Teams are strongly encouraged to have their companies provide financial support.
· Become a captain and form your own team!
· Register now and let us help you find a team to play with!