The Boston Lobsters, New England's Professional Tennis Team, Announces 2010 Home Schedule Filled wit

From: Boston Lobsters, LLC
Published: Fri Mar 12 2010

The WorldTeamTennis Pro League franchise The Boston Lobsters, New England's professional tennis team, announced their 2010 schedule today, one filled with top stars from the world of professional tennis. More player and star appearances are to be announced soon. The Boston Lobsters' July 6th opening night will be presented by Beverly Hospital in recognition of local people who give back in the North Shore communities, in partnership with the Salem News. The Boston Lobsters will play against Kansas City.

On July 8th, top tennis pro James Blake will play with the Boston Lobsters vs. the NY Sportimes. A few days later on July 11th Martina Hingis will play here for the NY Buzz against the Lobsters. This event will be closely followed on July 13th with the Springfield Lasers visiting from Missouri.

The sixth annual Boston Lobsters family day on July 17 will be presented by Polar Beverages, and is always an exciting event with the Lobsters.

On July 19, world renowned Anna Kournikova will come to town with the St. Louis Aces. On July 22nd, the highly regarded Washington Kastles return to Middleton to wrap up the season prior to the WTT Pro League playoffs.

Season tickets are now on sale. Individual match date tickets officially go on sale to the public April 15. Group parties of ten or more are on sale now, as well. The Boston Lobsters are looking forward to the best and most exciting season ever. Tennis fans are encouraged to lock in their season tickets now so as not to miss a chance to see the greats of professional tennis in their backyard this July. All matches take place at the Ferncroft Country Club, the official host site of the Boston Lobsters tennis team.

James Blake has a career high ranking of four in the world, ten singles titles, five doubles titles and has played for the US Davis Cup Team for many years. He was a member of the winning team in 2007. He signed with IMG Models in 2002, had a 10-page pictorial in GQ in 2003, and was named 2005 ATP Comeback Player of Year. He was nominated for ESPN’s 2005 "ESPY" Award for Comeback Player of the Year and People Magazine’s 2006-2007 "Sexiest Man Alive". In July 2007, he released a book co-authored by Andrew Friedman "Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life" which reached 15th on the New York Times Best Seller list. In support of the book, he appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late Show with David Letterman."

CEO Bahar Uttam adds, "We are also quite excited to host Anna Kournikova when the St. Louis Aces visit Boston this summer. Anna Kournikova has sixteen doubles titles, including the Australian Open (with Martina Hingis) and one singles title. She was one of five female tennis players named to Forbes magazine's Power 100 in Fame and Fortune list at No. 58; no other female athletes made the list. She is the recipient of the 1999 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year Award with Martina Hingis and 1996 WTA Tour Most Impressive Newcomer Award. She was selected to the 1998 People Magazine 50 Most Beautiful People list, one of only two athletes to make list (the other is our own Jan-Michael Gambill). At the age of 14, she became the youngest player to compete and win in the Fed Cup (first tie of 1996), helping Russia defeat Sweden 3-0 . In Juniors, she ended 1995 as the ITF Junior World Champion No. 1 ranked player.

Martina Hingis returns to the court with the New York Buzz this year. This is the third WTT season for Hingis who was named the 2005 WTT Finals MVP. Hingis, a former World No. 1 in both singles and doubles, has a total of 15 career Grand Slam titles (5 singles, 9 doubles, 1 mixed).

The Boston Lobsters' Darlene Hayes says, "Season tickets are now on sale. Don't miss your chance to see these tennis superstars and even more stars who will be announced very soon. This is great professional tennis which is being brought to New England this July. Group party sales of 10 or more are now available also. Plan your group event at the Boston Lobsters and receive group package incentives. Contact "

About the Boston Lobsters
The Boston Lobsters are the New England professional tennis team within World TeamTennis Pro League (WTT). The Boston Lobsters bring tennis greats into the New England community each season with a fun, affordable, easily accessible and intimate, beautiful venue. These world class athletes are very approachable to the attendees. The Ferncroft Country Club on Ferncroft Road in Middleton, MA, 19 minutes north of downtown Boston on Route 1, is the official home court of the Boston Lobsters. Matches start at 7 PM, except for Family Day. For more information, visit and for up to date postings become a Facebook fan of the Boston Lobsters. On Twitter, see @BostonLobsters. For videos, please see

About WTT Pro League The World Team Tennis (WTT) Pro League showcases the best in professional team tennis with the innovative co-ed team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. The WTT Pro League, which celebrates its 35th season in July 2010, is a showcase for three generations of tennis standouts, including legends, current tour players and future champions. Since the League’s debut, virtually every major champion of the Open era has played World TeamTennis. WTT is well known for showcasing and introducing innovative elements to tennis including instant replay, co-ed format, cumulative and no-ad scoring, on-court coaching, Overtime and Supertiebreakers, multi-colored courts and player names on the back of shirts.

Team matches consist of five events, with one set each of men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles. The first team to reach five games wins each set. A nine-point tiebreaker is played if a set reaches four-all. One point is awarded for each game won. If necessary, Overtime and a Supertiebreaker are played to determine the winner of the match.

Official WTT Pro League sponsors for the 2010 season include DecoTurf, GEICO, Novo Nordisk, Turfer Athletic and Wilson Racquet Sports. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis. WTT and the USTA are teaming up on number of initiatives, including development of the youth market through junior team tennis programs. For more information on the WTT Pro League, visit

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