Tennis Forum banner
1 - 20 of 37 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
32,746 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Welcome to FWTT (Fantasy Womens' Tennis Tour)


History

FWTT (Fantasy Womens' Tennis Tour) was born on April 10th, 2000. We are currently in our 21st year of existence - the longest fantasy tennis game EVER.

The first tournament ever held was Hilton Head, which was only a singles tournament. Doubles were introduced the next week in Hamburg. The creator and first director of the game was Alek. It is currently run and managed by several members of the player's council (Buitenzorg, Nikarock, Broseghini).




#1 How do I join this game?


  • Create a FANTASY PLAYER with the following information
    • Name: Mary Davies
    • Birth date: May 30, 1984
    • Nationality: France
    • Surface Preference: Hard, Clay, Grass, Indoor
    • Post it in this thread as a reply!

  • What is the purpose of surface preferences?
    • Surface order determines how many points you will be able to use for a tournament
    • Your first preference will be 105 points for the tournament
    • Your second preference will be 102 points for the tournament
    • Your third and fourth preference will be 100 points for the tournament
    • You can earn additional bonus points by winning events

  • How do we get a score?
    • The score is divided between three sets
    • For example: Here are the points you send
      • First Set: 45 points
      • Second Set: 30 points
      • Third Set: 30 points
    • Your opponent sends:
      • First Set: 30 points
      • Second Set: 60 points
      • Third Set: 15 points
    • In this example, you would win 7/5, 3/6, 7/5

  • How did we calculate this score:
    • Difference of 61 or more points = 6/0
    • 50 to 60 points = 6/1
    • 40 to 49 points = 6/2
    • 30 to 39 points = 6/3
    • 20 to 29 points = 6/4
    • 11 to 19 points = 7/5
      • 10 or less points difference is a tiebreak
        • 10 = 7/6(0)
        • 9 = 7/6(1)
        • 8 or 7 = 7/6(2)
        • 6 or 5 = 7/6(3)
        • 4 or 3 = 7/6(4)
        • 2 = 7/6(5)
        • 1 = 7/6(6)
        • < 1 = 7/6(7)
        • 0 = 7/6(8) or higher depending on drama
    • If points in a set or tied, then the player that has less total points wins the set. If the points are the same, the surface preference will be taken into account. If the surface preferences are the same, the higher ranked player will win.
    • At Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon there is no 3rd set tiebreaker. An extended set will be played in lieu of a 3rd set tiebreaker.
    • If you face a computer player or a player that sends no points, the above score table is null and void, the score will be made up and indicated by the symbol ^ (6-2 7-5^).
    • The score table is a guide and adjustments can be made by the director when needed


#2 How about the Calendar?

FWTT follows WTA Calendar. You can play one tournament each week. You may choose accordly with your ranking and surface preferences.
You will find a thread where you can pick your tournaments.




#3 Points to Send

  • Each player will start out with their base points of 105, 102, and 100 points
  • If you have ever won an event from 2018-2021, you win "forever" points on that surface.
  • Grand Slam/Olympics Gold = 1.5
  • WTA 1000/Tour Championships/Olympics Silver = 1
  • WTA 500/Olympics Bronze/FWTT Elite Trophy = 0.5
  • WTA 250/WTA 125 = 0

  • What about events won in 2021?
If you win an event in 2021, you will receive additional points on to your points to send.

  • Grand Slam = 7 (3.5 for the finalist)
  • WTA 1000 = 5
  • WTA 500 = 3
  • WTA 250 = 2
  • WTA 125 = 1
These points will be dropped off exacly one year later and be converted to the "forever" points listed above.

There is a cap of 115 points MAX per surface.

For more information, please see this thread: FWTT




#4 Tournament Limitation Guidelines

  • Grand Slams - unlimited main draw spots (16 seeds)
  • WTA 1000 - 32 main draw (27 direct entry; 4 qualifiers; 1 wild card) (8 seeds)
  • WTA 500 - 32 or 16 main draw (27 direct entry; 4 qualifiers; 1 wild card) (8 seeds) or (13 direct entry; 2 qualifiers; 1 wild card) (4 seeds)
  • WTA 250 - 16 main draw (12/13 direct entry; 2 qualifiers; 1/2 wild cards) (4 seeds)
  • WTA 125 - 16 main draw (12 direct entry; 0/2 qualifiers; 2/4 wild cards*) (cannot be in top 10 at time of entry)* (4 seeds)
  • WTA Championships - 8 singles; 8 doubles teams
  • Zhuhai - 12 singles; 4 doubles teams
  • Olympics Singles - 32 main draw (Top 3 from each country qualify) (16 seeds)
  • Olympics Doubles - 16 main draw teams (Top 2 from each country in doubles qualify) (8 seeds)

*Top 10 in Singles cannot play WTA 125 tournaments. Top 10 in Doubles cannot play doubles.
*WCs will be decided by the Players Council.
* Final deadline for all events will be on Thursday 23h59 GMT before the week of the tournament (when the Thread usually is posted). Players entering/changing tournament after it will be placed as Late Entries in the Entry List.



#5 Rules for Players


1. All new players will start on the pro tour.

2. When you join the tour, you MUST be at least 16 years old.

3. You are not allowed to change surface preferences after you submit them the first time.

4. You are not allowed to change your player's name unless she 'marries', and so she can only change her SURNAME.

5. Each player may play an unlimited amount of events. However, the 22 best events will only be counted in your ranking and the race.

6. Previous points may be used (if current event is on same surface) if you don't send in new points. There are certain events like the Premier Mandatory Events, where you have to send in NEW POINTS, same when we change the surface. Old points won't be kept when we change the surface.

7. For doubles you should send the mean of both players points (e.g: Halep has 110 Clay Points. Kerber has 100 points on Clay. So the team Halep/Kerber has 105 points to send for clay tournaments).
One player of the team must send specific points for Doubles. If both players send doubles points, the following will apply:


  • If neither specify which points to use, the points will be combined and averaged
  • If one player specifies which set of points to use, that set will be used
  • If both players specify that their set of points should be used, they will again be averaged

8. If neither player sends doubles points, 0-0-0 will be used and the score will be made up.

9. In the event of a tie in points, the winner of that set shall be the player who has fewer points; if there is still a tie, he surface preferences will be taken into account; if there is still a tie, the higher ranked player shall win.

10. If you send too many points, any excess will be deducted from the set in which the set score is closest.

11. Late Entries will only be added to the draw (IF) they commit/sign up before/until the Doubles Deadline is due and therefore we all have the same 48 hours to send our points. All players involved must be informed by the manager.


12. Alternates/Lucky Losers:

LLs will be decided from QFR matches and then from QR1. The highest ranked player loser in the QFR will be LL1.
LL1 replaces opponent of the lowest ranked player in the draw
LL4 replaces opponent of the highest ranked player in the draw
Matches where neither send should be replaced first: LL1 vs. LL2

Example (with 3 LL):

(1) Carlson vs. LL3

(5) Frost vs. LL2
Ovechkina vs. LL1

More details: FWTT Beginner's Guide



#6 Juniors - Cancelled for 2022

Our Juniors Tour is active.
Juniors will be allowed on Pro Tour for W250 and W125 events, as well as Fed Cup/Olympics. They can play up to 4 WTA tournaments by invitation (WC) in 2021 and a coach can't have both Pro and Junior players in the same tournament. They'll have 80 points to send. They must ask for a WC in the Commitment Thread.

# Junior wildcards: Tournament guidelines
Only 1 wildcard will be accepted to FWTT250*
Up to 2 wildcards will be accepted at FWTT125*
*However, if space is available in the draw all WC requests will be considered by Player Council

# How the Player Council applies priority to wildcard requests:
1-Home player (i.e. player from Taiwan gets first priority for 125/Taipei City)
2-Most recent GS champion
3-Highest ranked player (on most recent Junior Rankings released)

The tiebreaker - council + player representatives vote**
**If a wildcard request is from council member or player representative they cannot vote



Previous Thread
 
  • Like
Reactions: disco_rage

·
Registered
Joined
·
730 Posts
I don't know if I still can join? But this game seems to be fun, so I would like to try it.

NAME: Alize Lepar
NATIONALITY: France
AGE: 19
BIRTHDATE: 26.10.2002
BIRTHPLACE: Nice, France
RESIDES: Bali, Indonesia
TURNED PRO: 2021
(WTA) APPEARENCE: Alize Cornet
STYLE: Aggressive Baseliner
STRENGTHS: Forehand, Footwork, Tricky shots
WEAKNESS: Backhand, ]Mentality
SURFACE PREFERENCES: Hard - Clay - Grass
COACH: @Bartek98
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,033 Posts
Can I do a comeback on the tour? :D

MA, Yanina





NATIONALITY: Hong Kong, China
AGE: 21 29
BIRTHDATE: March 23rd, 1992
BIRTHPLACE: Bruxelles, Belgium
RESIDENCE: Hong Kong, China
TURNED PRO: 2011
WTA APPEARENCE: Yanina Wickmayer
STYLE: Tactical
STRENGTHS: Volley, lob, netplay, backhand
WEAKNESS: Second serve, passing shots
SURFACE PREFERNCES: Hard, Clay, Grass
COACH: longtin23

OTHER INFORMATION: Yanina was born in Belgium and moved to Hong Kong China, following her parent at 3 years old. She played tennis at 6 years old as her dad taught her. She met her coach now longtin23 at nine. She turned pro at May, 2011. She lost the first three matches until winning two singles at Roland Garros. She loved to play doubles as her strength is net play and volleying. She now lives in Hong Kong and also studying at a college at Hong Kong when she is not playing. She studies Geography and History. Got married in 2012 (formerly Wickmayer). Won the bronze medal in women's doubles for China at the 2012 London Olympic Games with Chantal Chan.

★ CAREER SINGLES FINALS: 3
WINNER (2):

2013 - Sydney
2012 - Stanford
RUNNER-UP (1):
2012 - Hobart

★CAREER DOUBLES FINALS: 10
WINNER (3):

2012 - Hobart (wSzczotka-Strozna), Madrid (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska)
2011 - Birmingham (wJarocka Pottinger)
RUNNER-UP (7):
2013 - Sydney (wWojnarowska)
2012 - Budapest (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska), Cincinnati (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska), Beijing (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska)
2011 - Roland Garros (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska), Eastbourne (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska), Budapest (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska)

CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING: 29

CAREER-HIGH DOUBLES RANKING: 10
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,655 Posts
Can I do a comeback on the tour? :D

MA, Yanina





NATIONALITY: Hong Kong, China
AGE: 21 29
BIRTHDATE: March 23rd, 1992
BIRTHPLACE: Bruxelles, Belgium
RESIDENCE: Hong Kong, China
TURNED PRO: 2011
WTA APPEARENCE: Yanina Wickmayer
STYLE: Tactical
STRENGTHS: Volley, lob, netplay, backhand
WEAKNESS: Second serve, passing shots
SURFACE PREFERNCES: Hard, Clay, Grass
COACH: longtin23

OTHER INFORMATION: Yanina was born in Belgium and moved to Hong Kong China, following her parent at 3 years old. She played tennis at 6 years old as her dad taught her. She met her coach now longtin23 at nine. She turned pro at May, 2011. She lost the first three matches until winning two singles at Roland Garros. She loved to play doubles as her strength is net play and volleying. She now lives in Hong Kong and also studying at a college at Hong Kong when she is not playing. She studies Geography and History. Got married in 2012 (formerly Wickmayer). Won the bronze medal in women's doubles for China at the 2012 London Olympic Games with Chantal Chan.

★ CAREER SINGLES FINALS: 3
WINNER (2):

2013 - Sydney
2012 - Stanford
RUNNER-UP (1):
2012 - Hobart

★CAREER DOUBLES FINALS: 10
WINNER (3):

2012 - Hobart (wSzczotka-Strozna), Madrid (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska)
2011 - Birmingham (wJarocka Pottinger)
RUNNER-UP (7):
2013 - Sydney (wWojnarowska)
2012 - Budapest (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska), Cincinnati (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska), Beijing (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska)
2011 - Roland Garros (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska), Eastbourne (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska), Budapest (wWojnarowska-Wisniewska)

CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING: 29

CAREER-HIGH DOUBLES RANKING: 10
Absolutely! Welcome back and make sure you go ahead and commit to tournaments within the commitments thread. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20,706 Posts
Name: Ragna-Anniken Bjarnsdottir
Country: Norway
Birthday: January 18th 2003 (9:02 AM)

Height: 154cm (5 foot 1)
Weight: 48kg (106 lbs)
Surface Preference: Hard, Clay, Grass
WTA Persona: Anna Kalinskaya
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26,818 Posts
  • Like
Reactions: S-T-E-V-E

·
Registered
Joined
·
26,818 Posts
Exactly! Need to find a doubles partner who's compatible
Plenty of partnerless people now being that 5 players total were disqualified 😂

Also, consider joining the junior tour ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20,706 Posts
Name: Ragna-Anniken Bjarnsdottir
Country: Norway
Birthday: January 18th 2003 (9:02 AM)

Height: 154cm (5 foot 1)
Weight: 48kg (106 lbs)
Surface Preference: Hard, Clay, Grass
WTA Persona: Anna Kalinskaya
Ragna is representing Sweden, not Norway , sorry about that! Awful parental dispute ; she doesn’t want to talk about it
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
22,331 Posts
Name: Maribella Sanchez
Country: Spain
Birthday: 27.9.2005.

Height: 163cm
Weight: 52kg

Surface preference: Hard-Clay-Grass
The best shot: Lob
WTA Persona: Paz Vega
FWTT first appearance: October, 2021

 
1 - 20 of 37 Posts
Top