News from Mylan World TeamTennis                                                         September 26, 2013



On Sunday, November 17, the 21st annual Mylan WTT Smash Hits presented by GEICO will take over the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. Co-hosted by longtime friends Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John, the all-star charity tennis event will feature former world No. 1s Andy Roddick and Venus Williams; top American male John Isner and 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli; and up-and-coming Americans Vicky Duval and Taylor Townsend in a Mylan WTT coed team format of singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

After raising a record $1 million at last year's event in Pittsburgh, the 2013 Mylan WTT Smash Hits will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida.
Throughout its 20-year history, this charitable tennis event has raised more than $11.5 million for the EJAF and various local AIDS organizations since 1993.

For additional info on travel packages - from room only to full experience packages including hotel, tennis tickets and local attraction passes - go to or call 321-800-3947. 

And to read the latest Mylan WTT Smash Hits press release click HERE or for more on the 2013 event details, go to  

Burn Notice, of Cary, N.C., captured their first title and bid to Nationals in Raleigh.

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After outlasting the inclement weather that 30 teams encountered on a rainy Saturday at the Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center in Raleigh, N.C., five were able to secure their chance to play in the 2013 Mylan WTT Nationals later this year. Four teams from North Carolina and one team from Virginia ended the weekend at the top of their division to punch their ticket to Nationals at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., November 1-3.   
The teams qualifying were Burn Notice, of Cary, N.C.; Court Cougars and Cubs, of Cary, N.C.; Aces are Wild, of Wilmington, N.C.; Hill Toppers, of Wake Forest, N.C.; and WTT Senior Crew of Virginia Beach, Va.


To read the full results from the Raleigh qualifier, click HERE



Earlier this month, WTA World No. 1 Serena Williams won her 17th Grand Slam title, defeating fellow Wilson player Victoria Azarenka 7-5 6-7 6-1 for the US Open title. The defending US Open champ was in control with her Wilson Blade tennis racket throughout the tournament, only dropping one set en route to the title.


"I love New York!" said Serena Williams. "I love the crowd and support here at home. Wilson has been with me every step of the way and it's a great feeling to know I have the right racket in my hand to play my best tennis."


Williams has been on a dominant World No. 1 in 2013, starting the season 26-0, marking the best start to a season since 1997 (Hingis), winning her second French Open Singles title, seven WTA titles and her fifth US Open title.


"Serena continues to leave her mark on the game," stated Wilson General Manager, Jon Muir. "All of us at Wilson continue to be proud of Serena and her ongoing career achievements on the court."


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When Mylan WTT teamed up with the USTA to host Tennis PlayDays in team markets throughout the summer, it was seen as yet another way that the league and its title sponsor could align to deliver the message of access to its fans. PlayDays are designed by the USTA to allow kids access to tennis and give them additional court time in a fun, low-pressure, non-elimination setting where they can continue to develop and enhance their skills.

Nineteen PlayDay events were hosted in WTT markets where the team and the USTA section partnered to provide racquets, balls, instruction, players and Mylan WTT match tickets. More than 1,500 kids participated in these PlayDays including over 300 that took to the streets for the event in Washington, D.C. Mylan WTT-affiliated players and coaches that attended an event in their market were Andy Roddick prior to a Springfield Lasers match; Coach Murphy Jensen of the Washington Kastles in D.C.; and Mylan WTT co-founder Billie Jean King and the Philadelphia Freedoms team before one of their home matches this season.


  For more on the PlayDays, click HERE.


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Billie Jean King takes in the International Tennis Hall of Fame's
"King/Riggs" exhibitat the 2013 US Open.

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On September 20, the 40th anniversary of the Battle of the Sexes match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was commemorated not only by those who witnessed it, but also by those who have become aware of its importance since. 
To hear what the Mylan WTT co-founder Billie Jean King and Mylan WTT players have to say about her historic win over Riggs 40 years later
, click HERE.






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Ever wonder what your favorite Mylan WTT players are up to while they are traveling and on tour? Be sure to check out Mylan WTT's Digital Diary each week to catch up on the latest updates online from the likes of Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Eugenie Bouchard and more! Click HERE to find out how to connect with the players you want to follow around the world. 





  Springfield Lasers spotlight    




The Springfield Lasers' Vania King has returned to the Top 100 of the WTA rankings after jumping 30 spots to world No. 94 recently. King played in both the singles and doubles finals at the WTA International event in Guangzhou, China, advancing to her first tour-level final in women's singles since 2006.




After winning his third consecutive Mylan WTT title with the Washington Kastles in July, doubles specialist Leander Paes went on to win the men's doubles title with partner Radek Stepanek at the 2013 US Open. Paes and Stepank routed the second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-1, 6-3 to win their second Grand Slam title together. With this victory, Paes captured his eighth major title in his career and the pair secured a bid to the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Life has a funny way of revealing itself.


While a member of the 1974 Ohio State University varsity tennis squad, Elaine  Wingfield and her team were invited to compete for the Saranac Cup - the first collegiate tournament sponsored by World Team Tennis. Not only did the Buckeyes win the title, but perhaps deep down, Wingfield knew that she had not seen the last of WTT.


Flash forward to today and she now acts as the Director for WTT Collegiate Competition. Essentially, she is the one who coordinates events and encourages students to play tennis in college through Tennis On Campus. This program has provided over 30,000 kids the opportunity to play club tennis in college.


"I have literally been involved with World TeamTennis from college until now so it was such a natural fit when [WTT] came to me to work for the Tennis On Campus program because all the pieces just started fitting together," Wingfield said. "It's kind of a fun tie in to the fact that I am back here doing college tennis."


Prior to becoming the Director for WTT Collegiate Competition, Wingfield was living in Chicago when she first applied for an entry level position with WTT.

"I was literally the person who started from the mail room and worked my way up," Wingfield said. "For the first six months all I did was mailing until a position opened up and then I worked my way up as the National Program Coordinator."  


As the coordinator, it was her job to grow World TeamTennis and make it a household name. After serving in this position for several years, Wingfield decided to take a hiatus when she moved to Key Biscayne, Fla., where she still resides today. Along with running several WTT leagues, she is the chairperson of the non-profit All-Island Tennis Tournament which raises money for various charities and tennis organizations.


Whether it was through college or with her profession, Wingfield has always been involved with tennis and enjoys sharing her passion for the game. "The idea for the Tennis on Campus program is that if a person played high school varsity tennis and didn't make the varsity college team, then they might not pick up a racquet for another ten years," Wingfield said. "This program was able to take those players, and keep them in the game."

Written by Andrew Grossman  

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In This Issue
Mylan WTT Smash Hits
Raleigh National Qualifier
WILSON: Serena Wins US Open Title
Mylan WTT - USTA PlayDays
GEICO: Around the League
League Director Spotlight
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Weekend Tournament:  

Sportsplex @ Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York



November 9-10, 2013



Sportsplex @ Turning Stone Resort  

& Casino is an indoor 4-court  

facility located in Verona, N.Y.  



Recreational tennis players. 

Teams consist of 4-10 total players, men and women. League levels are 4.0 and 3.5 and below. Hybrid teams and self-rated players are allowed and   

USTA membership is not required.



Each team is guaranteed a minimum  

of 3 team matches*. Winning teams  

will earn a berth at a WTT National Qualifier of their choice in 2014.  


Locations include:  

Charleston, S.C.; Las Vegas, Nev.;  

Kansas City, Mo.;  Raleigh, N.C.;  

Irvine, Calif.; and Landisville, Pa.



The registration fee is $230 per team.  Room rates from $99 to $275/night, depending on the hotel property.  


If interested, please  

contact Jenny Irwin: or 518-369-6380.


*Note:  Minimum number of matches is contingent on a minimum of 4 teams registered per division.
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