World Team Tennis isn’t just for the pros; it’s for everyone! Started in 1974, with the help of tennis icons like Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe, the WTT professional league began with 16 teams. And since 1985, the recreational programs that feature year-round leagues have provided playing opportunities and instructional clinics for more than 750,000 tennis players of all ages and abilities across the US. WTT leagues are played in parks, schools, clubs and tennis facilities in more than 1,000 locations.
This past weekend one of the seven National Qualifiers took place in Kansas City. There are over 90 league locations across the US, and all teams that win their local league can choose which of the seven National Qualifier locations they would like to play. The KC qualifier had teams from the Midwest states, as well as Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania. With over 50 teams and 400 players participating, only one from each division will advance to Nationals in Palm Desert this November.
WTT and Rally78 are the perfect match to help connect more players across the country. Both are FREE and ACCESSIBLE to all players in all locations. We both believe a fun and social tennis experience will help grow the game. Shorter sets and playing lets, tapping out, and men and women competing together — it’s a great way to play the game! To learn more about WTT leagues and how to get involved visit: https://wtt.com/community/