WATA - Battle of the Racquets Tournament
2022 WATA Battle of the Racquets

What is World TeamTennis?

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

Match format: Waterfall: Saturday matches teams play two 8 game pro sets, Sunday matches teams play two best 2 out of three sets with the third set a 9 point tiebreaker with no-ad scoring Monday 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:

When do leagues start?
The tennis tournament is play on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning
July 2,3 and 4

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Number of matches: Minimum four matches...maybe up to 7 matches if you play on Sunday.
Sign-Up Deadline: 7/1/22 or ASAP
All money and registration are due by this date. No refunds will be made after 6/30/22

Are you coming out of town?

For more information on our Hotel room rates and Sunday night DC event(TBD The evening Trolley tour of the DC monuments lighted up) please visit our website www.watatennis.org

Tennis Tournament
July 1 – 4, 2022
Your package includes:
• Three (3) nights Hyatt Centric Arlington
• Breakfast daily
• Evening monument tour of DC
• Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise
• All taxes, fees, and service charges

Hotel: Hyatt Centric Arlington
1325 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209 ·
• Complimentary Wifi
• Breakfast buffet
• Close to Target, Safeway, CVS Pharmacy
• 10-minute walk to historic Georgetown shopping and dining
• Across the street from Rosslyn Metro Station
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley – 2.5 hours – July 2
Washington DC looks spectacular when lit up at night, so make the most of your time in the city by going on an evening tour on an open-air trolley. View the cities top landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Washington Memorial, and more.
Departure details - 1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Tour departs from the Washington Welcome Center at 1001 E St. NW. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise – 3 hours – July 3
Indulge in a multi-course meal, complete with views of the city. Just hop aboard your ship for a scenic jaunt on the Potomac River. Sit back to enjoy views through the picture windows, take in fresh air from the observation deck, and enjoy dancing to the live, onboard music
Enjoy a sightseeing dinner cruise along the Potomac River and Washington, DC's beautiful waterfront, departing from Gangplank Marina at 600 Water Street SW. This excursion covers the Potomac River with fascinating views of DC's famous monuments and the city's historic waterfront.
The Odyssey is a modern dining ship with three exquisitely decorated glass atrium dining rooms, offering amazing river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. These inner dining areas offers plenty of comfortable seating with large picture windows to see the sites. There is also an open-air observation deck (reminiscent of the European canal ships) and dance floors.
For the 3-course dinner, there is a tasting trio, entrees, and desserts. To begin, choose from roasted summer vegetable salad, rock shrimp spheres or whipped goat cheese. The entrees include crab and mussel gratin, Romesco crust salmon, maple mustard glazed chicken, braised short rib, cauliflower steak or steak and lobster tail (additional charge). For dessert, there's duo of sorbet, Odyssey signature bread pudding, mountain berry shortcake or chocolate decadent cake.
After eating, dance the night away to live music. The evening begins with softer standards before shifting to more high-energy dance music after dinner.
Throughout the cruise, enjoy stunning views of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Reagan National Airport, the United States Naval Research Laboratory, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge and much more.
Double occupancy: $580 per person. Single occupancy: $890 per person
Deposit due: $200 on 5/26/22. Payment due: June 15, 2022. Rates are subject to change unless deposit is received. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Make checks payable to Colesville Travel. Checks, Money Orders, MasterCard, and Visa accepted.
Go to: https://www.colesvilletravel.com

Cynthia Amin-Hall
P.O. Box 4844
Silver Spring, MD 20914
Office: 301-989-1654
Email: cindy@colesvilletravel.com
Website: www.colesvilletravel.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/colesville.travel
Instagram: www.instagram.com/colesvilletravel
What Divisions (levels of play) are offered?
The levels offered are 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0 (for example, in the 6.0 division you can have a 3.0/3.0 team or 3.5/2.5 team)
We offer the following divisions:




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.
  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:

George Washington University-MT. Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Road on Whitehaven Parkway
Washington, DC
Can I register as an individual/substitute/team?
Individual players are allowed. You will be assigned by the Tournament Director

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: $360 by check/zelle or via paypal $375 which includes the paypal fee.

Players receive: Fee includes Battle of the Racquets giveaway, player party at a local restaurant on Saturday night, box lunch on Sunday. Awards for winning teams.

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

Tennis clinic($35 per person) on Friday night

Players please email Rich at info@watatennis.org to our Battle of the Racquets Tournament to select the following:
*Attending the tennis clinic or not registration

*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. Yet TBD

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! email info@watatennis.org

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! Commission fee: team registration fee = $30 per team. not valid for the team that you are playing on.

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