Breakers and Mylan WTT Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Orange County Breakers? The Breakers are a professional Mylan World TeamTennis franchise located in Orange County, California that plays at the Newport Beach-based Palisades Tennis Club. The Breakers were founded in 2003 and won the 2004 Mylan WTT Championship.
What is Mylan World TeamTennis? Mylan World TeamTennis, also know as Mylan WTT, is a professional tennis league co-founded by Billie Jean King in 1974. Former world No. 1 doubles player Ilana Kloss is the League's CEO/Comissioner. The League currently has six teams including San Diego, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Springfield and Orange County. The 2017 season will consist of 14 matches for each team, with seven at home and seven on the road from July 16-August 2. The teams with the two best records will meet on August 5th to determine the 2017 Mylan WTT Champion.
Mylan WTT is one of only five professional United States pro sports leagues to have reached the 40th season milesone along with MLB, NHL, NFL and the NBA. Mylan WTT matches are often seen on national TV such as The Tennis Channel, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Comcast Sports Net. Some unique and innovative features of the League include multi-colored courts, a Draft, team scoring system and music in between points to name a few.
What is the format of a Mylan WTT match? Each match will consist of five sets, men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles. The first team to reach five games in each set will win the set. Scoring is no-ad and game scoring is 1, 2, 3, game. If a set goes to four-all, then a nine point tiebreaker is played to decide who wins the set. Each game won counts as one point in the team's cumulative match score. Some other innovative rules include on-court coaching, lets are played, teams change sides after four games and extended play which is used in the case that the trailing team wins the final set. If the score is tied at the end of a match, a 13 point supertiebreaker is used to decide the winner of the match. More information on the rules can be found HERE.
How many players are on each team and what players have played Mylan WTT before? Teams typically consist of two men and two women, as well as a coach. The League has seen some of the most marketable and successful professional tennis players in the world play in Mylan WTT its 41 year history, including Billie Jean King, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors, Lindsay Davenport, the Williams sisters, Martina Navratilova, Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Genie Bouchard, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Mary Joe Fernandez, Victoria Azarenka, and the Bryan Brothers to name a few.
When is the 2017 Mylan WTT and Breakers season? The 2017 season will run from July 16-August 2.
Where will the Breakers play? The team will play all their home matches at Breakers Stadium at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach, CA. Breakers Stadium will offer the perfect setting for watching world class tennis due to the intimate size and off-court fun.
When are tickets on sale and how can I purchase them? Breakers season tickets will be going on sale in the next few weeks. 2016 Season Ticket Holders will have the first right of refusal before tickets go on sale to the general public.
Does the team offer VIP tickets? Yes. The Breakers will offer private VIP tables directly off the baseline of the court. VIP tables seat four to six guests and come inclusive with food and alcoholic beverages. Please call the Breakers front office at (949) 434-4560 for availability, pricing and more information.
Will the venue have consession options? Yes. Breakers Stadium at Palisades Tennis Club will sell food, beverages, alcohol and Breakers merchandise.
When will the 2017 Breakers schedule be released? The Breakers 2017 Mylan WTT schedule will be released in late March.
When will we know what players will represent the Breakers for 2017? The 2017 roster will be completed on March 14 during the Mylan WTT Draft in Indian Wells, CA. The Breakers website will have all the updated player information later that evening.
Will the Breakers need volunteers and ball kids? Yes! You can find ball kid and volunteer information HERE!
My company is interested in sponsoring, hospitality or advertising through the Breakers, where do I find out more information? 2017 sponsorship and hospitality packages are now available through the Breakers. The Breakers offer great advertising and partnership opportunities as well as client entertainent. Please click HERE to download our 2017 Partership Overview and call the Breakers front office at (949) 434-4560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Why should I support the Breakers? The Breakers will be bringing world class tennis right into your backyard! Breakers matches are also more than just tennis, they are the place to be and are an event for everyone. From the incredible access, to music, autographs for all kids under 16, complimentary racket donations, shirt giveaways and more, you will not want to miss a moment of the action in 2017!