Approximately four weeks prior to a USTA team registration opening date, the Petaluma Tennis Association will send an email to PTA members about captaining opportunities for the coming USTA or Sonoma Napa Marin Women’s Tennis League seasons.

Since captaining is voluntary, there is no guarantee that all levels of play will form teams in any given season.

To volunteer to be a captain, respond to the email call-out for captains or send the league coordinator an email.

Once team captains have been confirmed, they are required to submit a philosophy statement — a short summary of the type of team they intend to form and their expectations of team members.

The PTA will then send a follow-up email to PTA members with the names of confirmed team captains and their philosophy statements, along with each captain’s contact information.

Members are responsible for contacting team captains directly to express interest in playing on a team.

Captains are responsible for forming their own teams. The PTA encourages captains and teams to be open and inclusive to all level-appropriate members expressing a desire to play on a team, but it is the right of the captain to form their team as they choose.