News from Mylan World TeamTennis                                                                August 16, 2013



The Washington Kastles team raises the King Trophy as the 2013 Mylan WTT Champions. 
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On Sunday, July 28, the Washington Kastles defeated the Springfield Lasers 25-12 in front of a sold out crowd at Kastles Stadium at the Wharf to capture the King Trophy for the third consecutive season. The Kastles' Bobby Reynolds earned Finals MVP honors after winning 10 of 13 games in the two sets that he played. Reynolds was joined by teammates Anastasia Rodionova, Martina Hingis, Leander Paes and Coach Murphy Jensen, who won Coach of the Year for the third season in a row.

For more on the 2013 Finals, click HERE.  


The Kansas City 4.0 Division champion: Hill. 

At the Kansas City National Qualifier during the weekend of July 12-14, six teams won division titles and advanced
to the Mylan WTT Nationals later this year in Indian Wells, Calif. The teams qualifying for the year-end contest were Hardcore Four, of St. Louis; Magic
Show, of Kansas City, Mo.; Hill, of Shawnee, Kan. (pictured to the right);
TG- Wollmershauser, of Tulsa, Okla.; Bare Balboa Bombers, of Coronado, Calif.; and Old Enough to Know Better,
of Raytown, Mo.

To read the full write up and results from Kansas City, click HERE!   

The Boston 4.0 Division champion:
Started From the Bottom. 
From the fourth Mylan WTT National Qualifier of the season July 19-21 in Boston, four teams scored titles in their division and earned a spot in the season-ending Nationals this November. Those advancing included Low Balls, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Started From The Bottom, of Schenectady, N.Y. (pictured to the left); Short Skirts Long Racquets, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Newburyport, of North Reading, Mass.

For a full recap of the Boston action,
click HERE
Credit: WTT 

Roger Federer and Serena Williams go incognito to make sure you get your spin on with the Wilson Steam 99S featuring Spin Effect Technology. Check out these videos featuring two of tennis' best - Federer sporting a 'stache and Williams channeling her alter ego "Summer" - as they show you how to put more action into your game!


Credit: Wilson 





On Thursday, August 22, Citi cardmembers will have the chance to meet, play and be mentored by sports icon and tennis champion Billie Jean King in a one-day tennis camp in New York City at Sportime Randall's Island. The camp is open to men and women 18 and up for only $100. For more information about how you can participate in this special experience, click HERE.  


The Camp Experience will include:


- Once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis with & be mentored by Billie Jean King

- One-day tennis camp featuring instruction, round-robin play & professional coaching

- Top-rated tennis facility on Randall's Island in New York, N.Y.

- Mentoring session over lunch & Q&A with Billie Jean King

- Autographed item provided & individual photo with Billie Jean King


To Purchase: Call 800-301-3327


Hours of support: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM ET, 7 days a week.


Camp is limited to first forty (40) registrants.

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Earlier this month, the 2013 WTT Junior Nationals brought together 16 coed teams from across the country for the annual tournament hosted by WTT co-founder
Billie Jean King. Playing at the George E. Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, the Wisconsin Cheeseheads (pictured top left) won their first Junior Nationals championship after defeating Youth Tennis San Diego's Barnes Bashers 40-33. Representing the USTA Hawaii section, Lanakila (pictured top right) captured the Maureen Connolly Brinker Team Spirit Award for their team's outstanding sportsmanship and camaraderie.
To read a full report of the action, click HERE






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At the conclusion of the 38th season, the 2013 Mylan World TeamTennis award winners were announced including former world No. 1 Martina Hingis (Washington Kastles) and top 20 doubles specialist Jean-Julien Rojer (Springfield Lasers) as the season MVPs. Steve Johnson (Orange County Breakers) and Alisa Kleybanova (Springfield Lasers) took Rookie of the Year honors while Murphy Jensen (Washington Kastles) won Coach of the Year for the third season in a row. For more on each player's accomplishments this season, click HERE









The 2013 US Open is right around the corner and Mylan WTT will have a number of players from each team that will take to the courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the course of the three weeks. With players representing in men's and women's singles; men's and women's doubles; and mixed doubles, results are posted daily so that you can keep track of your favorite Mylan WTT competitors as they play their way through New York's premier tennis event. Qualifying rounds begins on Tuesday, August 20 and the main draw kicks off on Monday, August 26. For the most up-to-date results, head to




After an extremely successful season with the 2013 Mylan World TeamTennis champion Washington Kastles, Martina Hingis  recently returned to the WTA Tour making her doubles debut at the Southern California Open alongside partner Daniela Hantuchova. While Hingis and her partner lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champs Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, her second comeback certainly has fans excited to see her back in the game.  


If tennis is being played in Kansas City, it's a safe bet that Scott Hanover is involved. Since the late 1980's, this World TeamTennis League Director has volunteered his time to encourage others in the area to pick up a racquet and play.


Throughout the years, Hanover has noticed a steady progression in both quantity and quality in the Missouri Valley Section.This trend originally started in 2007 when Hanover captained his 4.0 team to the National title, the first in Kansas City history. Since then, his local leagues have thrived and they even had six differ

ent teams qualify for Nationals back in 2011. 


"I think that created a lot of excitement because the Kansas City leagues really expanded," Hanover said.  "Other teams saw that we were doing well so it encouraged them to work hard and play well to go to Nationals."


Hanover is currently responsible for helping thousands of youth and adults play tennis and thanks World TeamTennis for creating the convenient format.  "There are so many great things about the format that it really just sells itself," he said."Once people participate, they get hooked and are pretty diligent about trying to play on a team because they have so much fun with it. It is really my life mission or goal to get people to play tennis because it is what I love to see happen."   


This can-do attitude is what helped the Kansas City resident earn the coveted Delaine Mast Award in 2004, an honor which is presented to the top Mylan WTT League Director in the country.  Despite this great achievement, Hanover knows that there is still more work to be done as he plans to continue to run leagues and help his tennis community.

"I am pretty involved with tennis both locally and nationally," Hanover said.  "I think it is important when you are involved in the tennis industry to give back and I'm happy to do it."


Written by Andrew Grossman  

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In This Issue
Mylan WTT Finals
Kansas City & Boston NQs
WILSON: Spin Effect Technology
Citi-Billie Jean King Tennis Camp
GEICO: Around the League
League Director Spotlight
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