Owen Brown Tennis Club (FALL)

What is World TeamTennis?
WTT is co-ed teams competing in a format that consists of 6 no-ad sets. One set each of men's and women's doubles followed by men's and women's singles, ending with 2 sets of mixed doubles. Total games won from all sets determines the winner. Substitutions and coaching are allowed during the match. Click here to view WTT Rules
What is a WTT team?
A team must have two men and two women, as a minimum. (10 players maximum).
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team or as an individual.

Captains please register ASAP and email me your team name

Captains receive either a WATA grocery bag or a Nationals Official MLB T-shirt(Value $35) in either Red or Blue color.
See photo of T-shirt in the bulletin board

When do leagues start?

Outdoor Session: 9/12/21 to 10/31/21 (8 Matches)

Indoor Sessions-2021-2022: Sunday nights

11/7/21-Georgetown Prep Tennis Bubble 6:00pm to 8:00pm
11/7/21-Rock Creek Tennis Bubble 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2/13/22-Fairland Tennis Bubble-noon or 2:00pm or 4:00pm

Indoor Session: Starts in November 7 at Georgetown Prep Tennis Bubble from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WTT Fairland Indoor League starts February 13, 2022
Sign-Up Deadline: ASAP!
FINAL DEADLINE: ASAP for payment of fees and team and player registration.


Captains please register ASAP and email me your team name so I can setup your team on the website to start registering your players.

1. Winning team advances to the WTT National Qualifiers. The team fee is paid by the WTT League.(Minimum 4 teams in a division) (Value: $350)

2. If the team advances to the Nationals, the team fee is paid by the WTT League (Value: $350).

3. Captains receive either a Nationals Official MLB T-shirt or a WATA Grocery Bag

4. Captains receives two free tickets to the WTT Pro-League for one match in November 13-28 at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in CA
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels of play being offered are 3.0, 3.5 4.0, 4.5, Corporate, Not-For-Profit, Government League

Sundays, Time blocks are 12noon to 2pm; 2pm to 4pm;OR 4PM TO 6PM, IF NEEDED
Determining Team Rating
The average NTRP rating of the top two men and top two women players on your team determines the team rating.
  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:
Owen Brown Tennis Club
7150 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD, 21045
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
Teams only

If a team is looking for a player and an individual signs up, I will let the captain know that you are looking to join a team.

I will not be putting individuals together to form teams at this location because the Columbia area has alot of tennis players to put their own teams together. FYI
Note to substitute players:
All substitute players must register and pay the fee of $15 per person per match plus the Columbia Association fee if not a member, if the team fee is not paid and there are less than 6 players that have paid on the team.

A substitute is defined as only playing one to two matches during the season. If more, you must pay the fee!

A substitute player is NOT defined as someone that wants to only pay per match played!

A team and the fee is based on six players, therefore, if a team has only 4 players the league and the fees are short 2 players fees and that is why subs must pay the fee.

All subs must pay the Columbia Association fee! In addition to the WTT fee!
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: $700 BY CASH OR CHECK OR BY CREDIT CARD $725 includes paypal fee


LEAGUE FEE PER SESSION (Columbia League only):
* Team Fee: $700 by cash or check or by credit card $725 which includes the paypal fee
Individual Fee: $117/person(if paid by check/cash or $121 if paid by credit card) for all registered players for 8 weeks (Deadline: ASAP)
Players fee includes permit for the tennis courts, WTT site license, tennis balls, WTT benefits, Prizes for winning team(MUST HAVE A MINUMIM OF 4 TEAMS IN THE DIVISION TO QUALIFY): Entry fee if a team attends a NQ ($350 Value), Entry fee if a team wins the NQ and goes to the National Championships ($350 value).

Team Fee: $700 (in one amount by check, cash or credit card $725) Deadline: ASAP
Team must have a captain, obtain the players for the team, have all players register, enter the match results, send email reminder of match every week, ensure that 2 men and 2 women show up to the match, determine lineup for each match and any other administrative matters, if needed.

You can pay by check, cash or credit card(using Paypal: note paying by credit card is higher because the amount includes the paypal service charges.

Note: Columbia Association has a membership fee. The amount depends if you live in Columbia or not. The fee also depends if anyone on your team lives in Columbia or not and we can use their guest passes for you.
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:
EFFECTIVE 11/6/05(as Amended)

To: All WTT players
From: Richard Gottfried, WTT League Director
Re: New Local League Rules

Based upon feedback from you the players in WTT here are some additional local league rules that will be effective November 6, 2005(to be enforced effective 11/20/05 league, 5/14/06 league, 7/23/06 league, 9/10/06 League, 11/5/06 League,5/6/07 League) for the indoor sessions and outdoor sessions. If you have any questions about the new rules (need clarification of their meaning) and/or would like some additional rules put in place (that make sense and add value to the league), please let me know. Thank you.

New Rules

1. ALL players MUST register online at www.wtt.com otherwise the set that the unregistered player played in will be scored as a forfeit 6-0. I will let you know who has registered for your team. Deadline: Two days before the start of the league (2 men and 2 women)…rest of the team (including substitute players before the third match in the league. After the third match in the league no more players can be added to your team (including substitute players).

2. Substitute rule: You may bring in a sub if you have only one man and or one women player for that match and you need another male/female player for the match. (If you have your regular 2 men and 2 women players show up to the match that is all you need to play a match. If you bring a substitute player in addition to your two regular players, than any set that the substitute player plays in will result in a forfeit as a 6-0 score for that set.)

A. The level of the player must be within the level of the league. (Change as follows) The substituted player must be at the same level or lower of your regular player. For example if your player is a 3.5 then the sub must be a 3.5 or lower…the sub CANNOT be higher than your regular player.

B. All substitute players MUST register online at www.wtt.com by Sunday at noon and call Rich at 301-717-9558 to notify him that a substitute player has registered online.

C. Once the substitute player has registered for one team that substitute player MUST play on that same team (as a sub if needed) for the rest of the league. The substitute player CANNOT play on one team one week and then another team the next week.

D. If your team has only one male/female player for the match(and you cannot find a substitute player for the match) and another team in the league has three male/female players for their match you can borrow one of their players, HOWEVER, the borrowed player's set score will result in a forfeit for that team 6-0.

3. WTT rule number 8. Service lets will be enforced.

4. WTT rule number 10. Default rules will be enforced.

5. Level of League is determined by the League Director at his discretion.
6. If needed, self-rated players must fill out the USTA player profile on Tennis Link.

Depending on the average team NTRP rating (determined by adding up all of the levels of the paid players and dividing that number by the number of paid players) some divisions may have a team that the average is higher than the division they are playing in (because there are not enough teams entered at that level) and some teams may have an average that is lower than the division they are playing in because the team wanted to play in a higher division.

For example:
Bruce 4.0
Tammy 4.5
Dave 4.0
Steven 3.5
Sean 3.5
April 3.5
Esther 3.0
Nancy 4.0
Total = 30 divided by 8 players =3.75
Team average is 3.75. Therefore if there is no 4.0 and under division that team would be allowed to play in the 3.5 and under division.

I hope that these new rules will add value to the WTT local league play.

Thank you.

For more information contact:
Richard Gottfried
301-717-9558(c)text or 301-762-5182(h)
email: info@watatennis.org
website: www.watatennis.org
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!