|John McEnroe to return to New York Sportimes for 2008 World TeamTennis season|
NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 19, 2008) - John McEnroe will return for his 8th season with the World TeamTennis Pro League presented by Advanta when the Hall of Famer plays three road matches for the New York Sportimes this summer.
McEnroe visits the Philadelphia Freedoms on July 14, followed by appearances against the Washington Kastles on July 15 and the Newport Beach Breakers on July 22.
McEnroe, known for his brilliant shot-making and on-court theatrics, is a former world No. 1 who captured seven Grand Slam singles titles during his career. He also won nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
McEnroe joins an all-star lineup of tennis talent for the 2008 season, which runs July 3-23 in 11 markets. Other top names include Lindsay Davenport (Newport Beach Breakers), Serena Williams (Washington Kastles), Andy Roddick (St. Louis Aces), Venus Williams (Philadelphia Freedoms), Martina Navratilova (Boston Lobsters), Anna Kournikova (St. Louis Aces) and Bob and Mike Bryan (Kansas City Explorers).
Team lineups will be completed on April 1 when WTT holds their annual player draft in Miami. The 2008 WTT schedule includes 77 regular season matches in 11 markets beginning July 3 and running through July 23. Five teams will advance to the WTT Championship Weekend, July 24-27 in Roseville, Calif.
For more information on the World TeamTennis Pro League presented by Advanta, visit www.WTT.com.About WTT:
The 2008 season will be the 33rd season of World TeamTennis action. WTT is well known for introducing innovative elements to tennis including instant replay, co-ed format, cumulative and no-ad scoring, on-court coaching, Supertiebreakers, multi-colored courts and player names on back of their shirts.
The unique gender-balanced team concept for WTT was created in the early 70s by League co-founders Billie Jean King and Larry King. Eleven teams throughout the U.S. compete in the WTT Pro League presented by Advanta during July.
Advanta is the presenting sponsor of the WTT Pro League and the official business credit card of World TeamTennis. Official WTT Pro League sponsors for the 2008 season are Bälle dê Mätch, FirmGreen Energy, Gatorade, GEICO and Wilson Racquet Sports.
Media contact: Rosie Crews, WTT (firstname.lastname@example.org) – 817.684.0366