1ST WWTA Micro Tournament Ron McDaniel March 11, 2016 Events, News The WWTA has developed a Micro Tennis Tournament format that anyone may use world wide to create a competitive, high level local tennis tournament run by local tennis players or tennis parents. These Tennis Tournaments are not meant to replace higher level tournament regionally, such as USTA tournaments in the United States. Instead, they are designed to allow locals to organize a highly competitive practice tournament with reduced costs and reduced time commitments. See the first ever scheduled WWTA Micro Tennis Tournament here. Format is invitation only and limited to 8 players that play 3 rounds of pro sets in a 3 hour period. Optionally, players and families can have an after party to help build more relationships between players. While there are not trophies, shirts and awards like full tournaments, it still can award points in the WWTA system if players are registered members (free). Member running the event may opt to charge and add these if desired. Points are awarded as follows: 10 Points per Match win, and up to 7 points (1 per game won) for a loss. Even if a player does not win, they can still accumulate ranking points in the WWTA system. This helps assure maximum effort from all players. Part of the thinking in this design is that it is invitation only and privately organized, so that people with a history of good sportsmanship and similar skill levels can be invited to make the entire tournament very beneficial and friendly for all players.