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March 27, 2012   

WTT PRO LEAGUE TEAMS COMPLETE LINEUPS
IN 2012 ROSTER PLAYER DRAFT
With the first pick in the 2012 WTT Roster Player Draft, the Philadelphia Freedoms selected 19-year-old identical twins Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova. The sisters, who are rising stars on the WTA Tour from the Czech Republic, were among players from 11 countries who were also chosen in the March 13 draft.

To fill out the rest of their lineups for the 37th season of the WTT Pro League this July, the eight teams selected from a highly talented group of rookie and returning players to add to the top-notch group of tennis greats that were chosen in last month's Marquee Draft.

For more information on the Roster Player Draft selections and to see where your favorite players will be playing this July, visit WTT.com/RosterDraft
and WTT.com/Schedule.
DAYTONA BEACH REC LEAGUE NATIONAL QUALIFIER
During the weekend of March 9-11, the WTT Rec League held its second National Qualifier of the 2012 season in Daytona Beach, Fla., and five teams from four states earned a bid to the WTT National Finals at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., from November 2-4.
 
With titles being contended in five Divisions, two teams from Florida and one each from Missouri, New York and Ohio advanced. The Ohio Players of Columbus, Ohio; Miller of Rexford, N.Y.; Pachauri of St. Louis; FTC of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and Intrepids of Miami are all eligible for the nationals later this year.

Read the full results from the Daytona National Qualifier  HERE, or visit www.WTT.com/RecLeagues for more information on Recreational League programs. 
LAS VEGAS NATIONAL QUALIFIER REMINDER
There is still time to register for the third WTT National Qualifier of 2012, which will be held in Las Vegas April 27-29. Registration for this event c2010 WTT Logoloses on Friday, April 13. Also, please note that this tournament will feature the Nationals for the Open Division, which means that anyone can put a team together and enter the Open Division. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Jennifer Smith: jsmith@wtt.com.

       

MORE HEART. MORE TROPHIES. MORE TITLES.

Congrats to 2012 BNP Paribas Open Singles Champions  
Roger Federer & Victoria Azarenka!!! 
Armed with his Wilson Pro Staff 90, Roger Federer defeated Isner 7-6  6-3 to take home his fourth career Indian Wells title. Victoria Azarenka stayed a perfect 23-0 in 2012 with her Wilson Juice 100, after defeating Sharapova 6-2 6-3 to take her fourth title of 2012 and first Indian Wells title.

 

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This April, the Original 9, who in 1970 signed $1 contracts to compete on the original women's tour  - the Virginia Slims Circuit, will reunite to celebrate 40 years of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C. World TeamTennis co-founder Billie Jean King will join Rosie Casals, Nancy Richey, Kerry Melville Reid, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Judy Tegart Dalton, Valerie Ziegenfuss and Julie Heldman for a one-night event in honor of the success of the Family Circle Cup through four decades of tennis.

For more information, visit familycirclecup.com.

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On Saturday, May 19, the Philadelphia Freedoms are hosting An Evening with Billie Jean King, Robin Roberts and Jimmy Connors to benefit Assistance in Healthcare, Inc. The event includes a Pro-Am with Connors, cocktails and a conversation with King and Roberts and a dinner for Pro-Am guests. For more information on the prices and packages offered for this benefit, visit PhiladelphiaFreedoms.com.    

     

   

 

   

This summer, the Boston Lobsters will once again bring back fan favorite John Isner for one match at home and one match away. John, who has recently risen to No. 10 in the world, will be playing his third season in the League. To catch John on the colorful WTT courts this July, check the WTT Pro League Schedule HERE.    

 



   

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Beginning on Monday, March 19, tennis legend and former WTT star Martina Navratilova put her racket aside to bust some moves on the popular ABC show "Dancing with the Stars."  Along with several other sports and entertainment personalities, Navratilova takes the stage each week with a professional partner to perform routines and advance through the weeks based on judges scores. Tune into ABC Mondays at 8PM to watch Navratilova and others dance the night away!     

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In This Issue
2012 Roster Draft
Daytona Beach National Qualifier
Las Vegas Qualifier Reminder
WILSON
GEICO: Around the League
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2012 WTT REC  

LEAGUE CALENDAR

 

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REC LEAGUE

NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

 

 

April 27-29

Darling Tennis Center

Las Vegas, Nev.  

Registration closes 4/13  

 

July 13-15

Plaza Tennis Center

Kansas City, Mo.

 

July 20-22 

Bass River Tennis Club

Beverly, Mass.

 

August 17-19 

Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center

Raleigh, N.C.

 

September 28-30  

Heritage Park

Irvine, Calif.

 

October 5-7 

Hempfield Sports Complex

Landisville, Pa.

 

Rec League Finals  

November 2-4

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells, Calif.    

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MEMBER BENEFITS

 

What are the benefits of playing in a WTT Rec League?   

In addition to the competitive and fun on court experience, there's even more off the court for WTT members -- ticket discounts to WTT Pro League matches and major professional tennis tournaments; along with discounts for Hyatt hotels, National Car Rental and AMC Theatres.  

 

See a full list of WTT member benefits HERE.

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President Obama on Title IX

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Check out this clip from a recent interview with President Obama, who discusses the impact and importance of the Title IX legislation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary later this year. In it, he mentions WTT co-founder and Title IX advocate   Billie Jean King .

 

Go to the 2:05 mark for Obama's comments on King. 

 


If there was ever a time and a place to meet Billie Jean King, the 2012
US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Training Center would be it. This August, one Grand Prize winner
will have the chance of a lifetime to attend Opening Day of the US Open in King's own personal suite. The lucky winner and their guest will be rewarded with a meet and greet with the tennis legend, a two-night stay in a New York area hotel and cash spending money for the trip.

Read more about the sweepstakes, the runners-up prizes and the
Official Rules HERE.