WATA - Battle of the Racquets Tournament
2021 WATA, Inc. Battle of the Racquets Tournament

What is World TeamTennis?
What is BATTLE OF THE RACQUETS?

It is a men's, or women's or mixed doubles tennis tournament and social event!

Match format: Waterfall: Friday matches teams play two 8 game pro sets, Saturday matches teams play two best 2 out of three sets with the third set a 9 point tiebreaker with no-ad scoring Sunday is the Semifinals and Finals matches.
 
What is a WTT team?
What is a Battle of the Racquets Team?

A Team consists of either men's doubles or women's doubles or mixed doubles.

Your team can only play in one division.

Teams MUST enter with their own tennis partner.
 
Who can play?
Suggested teams can be as follows:
*Mother/Daughter
*Father/Son
*Spouses
*Brother/brother
*Sister/Sister
*Brother/Sister
*Nephew/Cousins
etc.
 
When do leagues start?
The tennis tournament is play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 27, 28 and 29

Time: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Number of matches: Mimimum four matches...maybe up to 7 matches if you play on Sunday.
 
Sign-Up Deadline: 08/15/2021 or ASAP
All money and registration are due by this date. No refunds will be made after 8/15/21

Are you coming out of town?

Ask about our Hotel and Saturday night DC event/
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
We offer the following divisions:

Junior

College

Adult

Senior (age 50 and up)

Supersenior (age 60 and up)
 
Determining Team Rating
The average NTRP rating of the top two men and top two women players on your team determines the team rating.
 
       Example:
  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 Center
16th and Kennedy St. NW
Washington, DC

or
George Washington University-MT. Vernon Campus
Foxhall Road
Washington, DC
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
NO
No individual or substitute players are allowed. You MUST enter as a team!

NOTE: Determining team rating is NOT APPLICABLE!
 
Note to substitute players:
Not Applicable
 
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?
Team Fee: $400 by check or via paypal $415 which includes the paypal fee.

Players receive: Fee includes tennis clinic on Thursday night, Battle of the Racquets T-Shirt, player party at a local restaurant on Friday night, box lunch on Saturday.

Optional events: In addition, we have packages for you to stay in a hotel in MD plus optional excursions to local DC event on Saturday night.

Players please go to our Battle of the Racquets facebook page to select the following:
*Attending the tennis clinic or not
*T-shirt size
*Attending the player party
*Choosing your box lunch selection
*Need a hotel room and attending the Saturday night event
 
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:
This is NOT a USTA nor WTT event! There is NO National Qualifier this year.

Note: All levels of play can enter and teams can mixed their levels. For example, a 2.5 level can play with a 4.5 level player. A 3.0 player can play with a 5.0 player.

Note: you can only enter in only one division.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Interested in becoming a sponsor of this event?
Please contact Rich for more information!

Looking for: Volunteers to help during the tournament. Please contact Rich for more information.

Are you a Head Coach, Teaching pro, Captain of a team, someone who organizes tennis?

Looking to earn some residual income: Please contact Rich for more information on how you can earn some residual income from this event!

 
For more information contact:
Rich at
www.watatennis.org
email: info@watatennis.org
Telephone/Cell/text: 301-717-9558
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!