2018 Nationals - Open

Player Registration

OPEN DIVISION (4.5 & ABOVE)

TOURNAMENT SITE & DATE

The 2018 WTT Nationals will be held at the Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, California. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden will not be used. The Nationals will take place November 2 - 4, 2018.

ENTRY FEE

The team entry fee is $300. This fee includes the player party and a player gift bag (including a t-shirt) for up to six players. For teams with seven to 10 players, there will be an extra $30 per player charge. All fees must be paid for in advance.

GUEST FEE

Additional tickets for the player party may be purchased for guests at $30 per guest. All fees must be paid for in advance.

ENTRY DEADLINE

Monday, October 1st.

ELIGIBILITY

All players must be age 18 or older. A team consists of a minimum of two men and two women. The maximum number of players is 10. This division is for teams with an NTRP rating average of 4.5 and above. The average NTRP rating of the top two men and the top two women determines the division of the team.

FORMAT

Co-ed teams compete in six sets – men’s and women’s doubles, men’s and women’s singles and two sets of mixed doubles. No-ad scoring, substitution and coaching allowed! A match is won by the team with the most total games won at the end of the final set. Round robin draw.

TOURNAMENT SITE

Matches will be played at the following site on hard courts:

Palm Valley Country Club

39205 Palm Valley Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92211

* Site directions will be provided at a later date.

*Additional sites will be used.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RESORTS

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

44-600 Indian Wells Lane

Indian Wells, CA 92210

http://indianwells.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Rate: $139 (Single / Double occupancy); $164 (Triple occupancy); $189 (Quadruple occupancy). Taxes not included. Resort fee discounted to $5 per night per room. Self-parking discounted to $5 daily.

Reservations: 888-421-1442 (ask for Mylan World TeamTennis group rate). The special rate will be available until October 2nd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Reservations may also be made online. https://aws.passkey.com/go/MylandWorld2018

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

74-855 Country Club Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Rate: $147. Taxes not included. Resort fee reduced to $5 per night and includes self-parking.

Reservations: 877-622-3140 (ask for World TeamTennis rate). The special rate will be available until October 3rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Reservations may also be made online. https://aws.passkey.com/e/49552619

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

44-400 Indian Wells Lane

Indian Wells, CA 92210

(760) 773-4444

http://www.renaissanceesmeralda.com/

Rate: $148. Taxes not included. Resort fee reduced to $5 per night and includes self-parking. The special rate will be available until October 3rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Reservations: 800-446-9875 (ask for World TeamTennis rate). Reservations may also be made online. https://book.passkey.com/go/WorldTeamTennis103118

TRANSPORTATION

Players will be responsible for their own transportation.

United Airlines is the official airlines of the WTT Nationals. You will receive a discount and amount of discount (5% or 10%) will depend on type of ticket booked. You may book online at www.united.com and enter ZFF5671323 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them Z code ZFF5 and agreement code 671323. Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. There will be an additional ticketing charge for tickets purchased via the phone or at the airport. This discount is only valid if flying in and out of Palm Springs (PSP).

Avis is the official rental car company of the WTT Nationals. Make your reservation on-line at www.avis.com. The AWD number is: L316684

TEAM RATING LEVELS

Teams participating in the Nationals will compete in the same division that they won at their respective National Qualifier.

FORMAT

Round robin play.

AWARDS

Individual awards will be presented to players from the championship and finalist teams at the conclusion of each championship match.

CAPTAIN'S MEETING

A mandatory captain's meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1st at approximately 6:30PM. Location of the meeting is TBD. Beginning at approximately 6:00PM captains may register their teams and pick up their gift bags. At 6:30PM, we will review schedules, rules and procedures, etc. for the weekend. Due to limited seating, we ask that only ONE representative from each team attends the meeting.

PLAYER PARTY

The player party will tentatively take place on Friday, November 2nd at the Palm Valley Country Club from approximately 4:30PM – 8:00PM.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)

Thursday, November 1:

6:00PM Captain’s registration

6:30PM Captain’s meeting

Friday, November 2:

8:00AM Tournament play begins

4:30PM Player party

Saturday, November 3:

8:00AM Tournament play continues

Sunday, November 4:

8:00AM Tournament play continues

4:00PM Tournament play finished


CONTACT JENNIFER SMITH AT 800-832-6836 OR jsmith@wtt.com WITH ANY QUESTIONS!