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Andy Roddick / Sloane Stephens coming to Albany

NY SportimesCOLONIE — The recently retired face of American men’s tennis and the rising star of American women’s tennis will play at SEFCU Arena this summer.

Andy Roddick and Sloane Stephens will appear as marquee players against the New York Sportimes in July, the local World TeamTennis franchise announced Tuesday.

They’ll each make one appearance at SEFCU Arena, Roddick as a member of the Springfield (Mo.) Lasers and Stephens with the Philadelphia Freedoms.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” Sportimes local promoter Nitty Singh said at a news conference. “This is what I’ve been hoping for from day one.”

WTT Finals


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Venus Williams to Play Tennis Here

Tennis Star Venus Williams Plays Saturday Night In Troy, NY
Troy, NY (July 18, 2012) — Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams will make a special appearance Saturday night, July 21 in Troy, NY when her Washington Kastles visit the NY Sportimes in World TeamTennis action at Hudson Valley Community College‘s McDonough Sports Complex.
The 32-year-old Williams is one of the game’s all-time great players winning seven Grand Slam singles titles, 13 in doubles including her fifth Wimbledon title with sister Serena earlier this month, and two mixed crowns.
Overall, since bursting onto the tennis scene in 1997, Venus has collected 43 WTA singles titles, 19 in doubles and she’s spent 11 weeks as the No. 1 ranked player in the world.
Next week Venus will travel to London as part of the U.S. Olympic women’s tennis team. Venus is the most decorated Olympic player in tennis with three gold medals winning two at 2000 Sydney in singles and doubles and earning a second doubles at 2008 Beijing.
“We are extremely excited and honored to welcome Venus Williams to the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy,” said event promoter Nitty Singh. “I’m sure the Capital Region fans will want to wish Venus the best in her upcoming participation at the London Olympics and we are glad to see that she is in good health.”
Venus missed six months of the tour calendar after revealing she was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome last September.
“I’ve been through a lot for years without knowing what I was going through. It’s all a culmination at the end of the day. I just try to stay positive and focused on the tennis, not let anything get to me,” Venus said during Wimbledon. “But I’m tough, let me tell you, tough as nails.”
On the court Saturday night in her final match before London, Venus is scheduled to battle fellow former No. 1 and Sportimes anchor Martina Hingis. During her distinguished career, Hingis won five Grand Slam singles titles and nine in doubles. She finished as the No. 1 ranked woman three times on the WTA Tour.
The WTT action in Troy continues into next week. On Tuesday evening, July 24 Hall of Famer John McEnroe visits HVCC to play alongside Hingis when the Sportimes host the Boston Lobsters.
Match tickets for Venus/Hingis on Saturday night and McEnroe/Hingis next Tuesday are available by calling 518-393-0440 or for purchase at the box office. Doors open at 6pm both nights.
The 2012 season marks the 18th year of World TeamTennis in the Capital Region.
NY Sportimes Troy WTT Schedule:
Saturday, July 21 – NY Sportimes v. Washington Kastles, 7:30 p.m., at Hudson Valley Community College/Troy, N.Y. (Sportimes – Hingis; Washington – Venus Williams)
Tuesday, July 24 – NY Sportimes v. Boston Lobsters, 7:30 p.m., at Hudson Valley Community College/Troy, N.Y. (Sportimes – Hingis, McEnroe)

WTT – The Pro’s

The WTT Pro League presented by GEICO will celebrate its 37th season of play this year.  Billie Jean King and Larry King created the unique gender-equity team concept in the early 1970s. The WTT Pro League first hit the courts in 1974 for a five-year run. After a short hiatus, the League returned in 1981 and has been a highlight of the annual U.S. tennis calendar for the past 31 consecutive years. (from World Team Tennis Website).  New for this year – an iPhone App.

WTT Homepage

New York Sportimes Homepage

N.Y. Sportimes – Albany Matches

WTT Iphone App



10 & Under tennis on the Street

This is from the Twitter feed of the Washington Kastles – World Team Tennis team.

Nothing better than a little @10undertennisin the streets of D.C. with the Kastles at the Pancreatic Cancer Walk

Do you know a Junior Tennis Player with Diabetes?

WTT accepting applications through April 16

NEW YORK , N.Y. (January 18, 2012) – World TeamTennis is currently accepting applications from youth tennis players with diabetes for the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards. The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards annually distribute $25,000 in scholarships, including two one-time $5,000 national scholarships and six one-time $2,500 regional scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded to male and female athletes ages 12-21, who have diabetes and play tennis competitively in tournaments or on their school team. Applications must be received by April 16, 2012, along with two letters of recommendation and a short essay explaining the significance of diabetes in the applicant’s life. The awards are to be used for education, tennis development and/or medical care.

The recipients of the $5,000 national scholarships will receive their awards at a World TeamTennis Pro League match this summer from WTT co-founder Billie Jean King. The scholarship program was established by King, through WTT Charities, in 1998 to encourage children with diabetes to lead an active life and compete in tennis.

The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards are named after two long-time World TeamTennis executives and tennis champions, Diane Donnelly Stone and Tracey Donnelly Maltby, who are sisters. Stone was an All-American and NCAA doubles champion at Northwestern University , and Maltby earned All-Big Ten honors at the University of Iowa . Both women have lived successfully with diabetes since childhood.

Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, has been the title sponsor of the award since 2002. For more details on the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards and to download an application form, visit http://www.WTT.com/DonnellyAwards. For more information, contact Diane Donnelly Stone at dstone@wtt.com or 212-586-3444, x. 20.

About Novo Nordisk:
Headquartered in Denmark , Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 88 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com.

About World TeamTennis (WTT):
World TeamTennis (WTT) showcases both the best in professional and recreational team tennis. Co-founded by Billie Jean King, the WTT Pro League presented by GEICO features the biggest names in the world playing WTT’s innovative coed team format. The WTT Recreational League presented by GEICO also operates coed team leagues and events. The United States Tennis Association is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis. For more information, visit http://www.WTT.com.

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