Chicago WTT
2021 Chicago WTT Summer League

What is World TeamTennis?
The 2021 Chicago WTT League is Saturday & Sunday, August 28-29. We will play the League as a Tournament in one weekend. 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). This allows for periods of rest, substitutions and missing matches.
 
Who can play?
Adults (18 & over) may sign up as a team. Current USTA rating rules shall apply. All self-rated players must fill out the Tennislink player profile to obtain a rating before the tournament.
 
When do leagues start?
Matches will start on Saturday, August 28th at 9am. Matches will be played outdoors, weather permitting. Matches will move indoors to Heritage Tennis Club in Arlington Heights if rain becomes an issue. All matches, regardless of weather conditions, will be completed on Sunday, August 29th.

Saturday, 9am-6pm weather permitting
Sunday, 10am-12:30pm weather permitting
 
Sign-Up Deadline: 22 August 2021
We ask that team captains/teams submit their intention to field a team to the league director by Sunday, August 22nd, so there is no delay in publishing the schedule. Your team's players can complete their individual WTT online registration at any time before the tournament begins.
 
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The Divisions being offered are 3.5 and 4.0. This tournament is being limited to four (4) teams in each Division due to court availability. So sign up early to guarantee your team's entry!
 
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 outdoors at:

Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club
800 Falcon Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
 
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
We are accepting Team Entries only. If you are an individual looking to join a team, please email marybeth@midwest.usta.com.

This tournament is being limited to four (4) teams in each Division due to court availability. So sign up early to guarantee your team's entry!
 
Note to substitute players:
We are not accepting substitute players for this League.
 
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?
The League fee is $350.00 per team (Team consists of at least 2 men and 2 women. Maximum of 10 total players).

Payment is by PayPal and due by August 22nd. The fee covers court costs, tennis balls, administration and awards.
 
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:
You may play in only one Division in this Tournament. Players must play in at least two (2) matches in this Tournament in order to qualify with a team that advances to a National Qualifier.

The winning team in each Division is eligible to participate in a WTT National Qualifier, the entry for which will be paid by Chicago District Tennis Association (CDTA). This is a $350 value.
 
For more information contact:
Mary Beth Bowman at marybeth@midwest.usta.com or 312-965-6001.
 
Click on the Registration link at the top of the page to register!