If you haven't checked out pro World Team Tennis (WTT) in your area, it's time.
WTT pro competition is regionally branded tennis in a team format that includes both men and women. Each regional team is comprised of two men, two women and a coach. Team matches are 5 sets total. Best of 5 wins; one set of men's singles, women's singles, men's dubs, women's dubs and then mixed follows one after the other on a singular signature multi-colored court. The first team to 5 games wins each set and so with no-ad scoring the matches move very quickly. On-court coaching and player substitution add to the fun. One 3 hour night, all kinds of tennis action.
The 2011 schedule runs July 4 through 24 but you can get your match tix now. Here are the teams, schedules and locations: Boston Lobsters, Kansas City Explorers, New York Sportimes, Newport Beach Breakers. Philadelphia Freedoms, Washington Capitals, Springfield Lasers, St. Louis Aces, and Washington Kastles, Here is who is on each team this year.
Planned celeb cameos are noted on the schedule. On deck, making appearances in 2011, are Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, James Blake, Anna Kournikova, Pete Sampras, Melanie Oudin, Sam Querry, Bob and Mike Bryan, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Mardy Fish, Mark Philippoussis, and Kim Clijsters.
The 2011 finals (Eastern vs.Western Conference Winners) will be held in Charleston South Carolina at The Family Circle Tennis Center on July 24, 2011.