Team Tennis 2017-2018:

Team Tennis Commissioners:
Jon Tyler & Philip Garland

Team Tennis is a weekly competition that includes singles and doubles pro sets between SDTF teams. The teams are chosen at a captains' meeting, where captains have the chance to draft 3-4 players (depending on team size). Each team selects a theme and each player chooses an alias consistent with the theme to encourage team spirit and unity.

This time around, we've decided to combine the Fall and Winter/Spring seasons into one longer 10 week regular season running from November 2017 through the beginning months of 2018. There will also be 8 teams instead of 6 -- with two divisions of 4 teams. In the regular season, each team will play two matches against the other 3 teams in their own division and one match against each of the 4 teams in the other division. At the end of the regular season, there are two playoff weeks. The top three teams at the end of the regular season from each group battle in divisional playoffs, the semifinals, and then the finals to determine the champion, with the top team in each division getting a bye into the semifinals.

The new format will make it easier for team members to get to know each other better, and adds the excitement of divisional rivalries. (Teams in the same division could face each other up to 3 times between the regular season and playoffs). It's also slightly easier to make the playoffs - with 6 out of of 8 teams (75%) making it in this season vs. 4 out of 6 teams (67%) making in for prior seasons.

Team Tennis is one of the San Diego Tennis Federation's most popular events. It provides players with the opportunity to meet fellow SDTF members and exposes participants to the varied playing styles of their many opponents. You will be ranked according to your skill level, and you will only play others at or near your skill level, so ALL ARE WELCOME, regardless of your playing ability. The themes chosen are always clever or funny, but the competition is real. The champion of Team Tennis gets bragging rights until the next season and has their team name emblazoned on the Team Tennis trophy.

Team Tennis is a great way to meet friends, build team camaraderie, practice your tennis skills and MOST OF ALL...HAVE FUN.

Are you in?