News from World TeamTennis  

August 16, 2012   


Venus Williams, John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport and Kevin Anderson lead team lineups for WTT Finals Weekend in Charleston, S.C.



Venus Williams, John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport and Kevin Anderson will lead the lineup of top tennis players battling for the World TeamTennis Championship at the  WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, Sept. 14-16, at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.


Ticket specials for the WTT Finals Weekend are available through the Family Circle Tennis Center box office. Fans who purchase Terrace Level tickets for Friday and Saturday through the FCTC Box Office will receive a free ticket for Sunday's Championship Final. A full weekend Terrace Level pass is $77.00. Full weekend Box Seat passes are available for $160.50. Single session tickets are $38.50 for Terrace Level and $53.50 for Box Seats. All fees are included in ticket prices. For tickets, travel packages or more information, please contact the Box Office at 1-800-677-2293 or visit  www.familycirclecup.com.


To read the entire WTT Finals weekend player announcement, click  HERE.  


Southern Hospitality won their fifth Junior Nationals championship.
From July 30 through August 2, the World TeamTennis Junior Nationals took over the George E. Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif. With players from five states, Southern Hospitality (USTA Southern) took home the hardware, winning their fifth Junior Nationals championship after defeating the Midwest Cheeseheads (USTA Midwest), 39-33. 

Sixteen coed teams from across the country competed in the three-day non-elimination draw tournament, which is hosted each summer by WTT co-founder Billie Jean King. Read the full results from the Junior Nationals HERE, or visit www.WTT.com/JuniorNationals for more information on the event. 
Crane Fighters, of Cary, N.C., captured the 4.0 Division title.
With only four chances remaining to qualify for the WTT National Finals, four teams went undefeated at the Beverly National Qualifier to win their division and advance to the championships in Indian Wells, Calif. later this year.
During the weekend of July 20-22, 14 teams competed in four divisions at the Bass River Tennis Club, with the following teams earning a bid to the end-of-season finale: Naptown Swingers, Indianapolis, Ind.; Crane Fighters, Cary, N.C. New York Silver Streaks, Troy, N.Y.; and Bologna's Big Shots, Schenectady, N.Y.

Read the full results from the Beverly National Qualifier HERE.
Kansas City-based I'd Hit That won the 3.5 Division title.
In the fourth of eight WTT Rec League national qualifiers, 42 teams took to the courts of the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo., July 13-15 to compete for six division titles and a chance to participate in the WTT National Finals at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., November 2-4.
The teams earning bids to the Finals later this year were Gossen/Fisher, of St. Louis; I'd Hit That, of Kansas City, Mo.; Iowa39, of Grimes, Iowa; Kinder, of Ballwin, Mo.; Mixed Nuts, of St. Louis; and St. Louis Strings, of Columbia, Ill.

Read the full results from the Kansas City National Qualifier HERE, or visit www.WTT.com/RecLeagues for more information on Recreational League programs. 



Serena Williams Wins Gold in Singles and Doubles with Wilson Blade Team;

Roger Federer Wins Silver in Singles with Wilson Pro Staff® 90


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Embodying the best that tennis has to offer, Wilson players won eight Olympic medals in London, more than any other racket brand. Hallmark victories included: a gold for Serena Williams with her Wilson Blade Team; a silver from Roger Federer, 17-time Grand Slam champion in the men's final, using his Pro Staff 90; and a gold for Serena and Venus Williams in the women's doubles. In addition, world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka earned a historic bronze for Belarus, and Juan Martin Del Potro secured a bronze for Argentina.


"We are proud of all of our players who competed in London," said Jon Muir, general manager, Wilson Racquet Sports.  "To see such outstanding performances and medal-winning achievements is something that we all celebrate for our players."


In mixed doubles, Wilson players Azarenka and Max Mirnyi clinched the gold medal while next generation Wilson player Laura Robson teamed with Andy Murray to win silver.  


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On Monday, July 16, the First Lady attended the Washington Kastles home match against the Boston Lobsters. This was the second consecutive summer that she visited Kastles Stadium at The Wharf for a WTT match. Pictured here, from left to right: Coach Murphey Jensen, Anastasia Rodionova, Venus Williams, team owner Mark Ein, First Lady Michelle Obama, Leander Paes,
Bobby Reynolds and Arina Rodionova. 

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At the conclusion of the WTT Pro League's 37th season, four players and one coach earned honors for their contributions to their team's success this summer. Martina Hingis  (New York Sportimes) and Bobby Reynolds (Washington Kastles) were named WTT MVPs while newcomers Kristyna Pliskova (Philadelphia Freedoms) and John-Patrick Smith (Orange County Breakers) were recognized as the Rookies of the Year. Learn more about the end-of-season awards HERE .  


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For the second straight season, the Washington Kastles went undefeated to increase their win streak to 30 wins and make sports history. The Kastles, who captured the King trophy last year in Charleston, haven't lost since July 22, 2010, and go into the 2012 WTT Finals Weekend with the chance to score their second title in as many years. Read more on Washington's impressive streak HERE.    




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Earlier this month, three WTT players captured Olympic gold at the London 2012 Games. Bob and Mike Bryan, of the Kansas City Explorers, won the gold medal for men's doubles while Venus Williams, of the Washington Kastles, earned gold in women's doubles with here sister Serena. The Williams sisters defended their Olympic doubles title from the 2008 Beijing Games, but this was the first Olympic gold for the Bryans. Together with Serena Williams' women's singles title, these U.S. athletes brought home three golds from the tennis competition.    


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In This Issue
WTT Junior Nationals
Beverly National Qualifier
Kansas City National Qualifier
GEICO: Around the League

2012 WTT REC  



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August 17-19 

Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center

Raleigh, N.C.

*Registration Closed* 


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.    




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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