The 45th edition of the World TeamTennis will take place between July 12 - August 1, 2020, in what should be the most exciting three weeks in the history of the famous team event. Orlando Storm and Vegas Rollers joined the action in 2019, allowing more players to experience the magic of the WTT and the crowd to see some of their favorite competitors in action.
Using the unique multi-colored court, WTT was the first professional sports league that featured men and women in the same team, all under the reliable guidance of the WTA trailblazer and one of the greatest players of all time, Billie Jean King.
On May 9, 1974, WTT became the first regularly scheduled tennis serves coverage on HBO and over the years it has gathered the names like Andre Agassi, Kevin Anderson, Tracy Austin, Victoria Azarenka, Boris Becker, James Blake, Bjorn Borg, Bob and Mike Bryan, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick and many others.
The Springfield Lasers completed an exciting 20-19 victory over the New York Empire to defend the title this August and the WTT Playoff will return to Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on July 31 and August 1, gathering four best teams that would fight for the prestigious title and the record-breaking prize money!
The organizers have increased the prize money to a tremendous $5 million, with the added $1 million awarded in WTT Playoffs compensation, including a $500,000 bonus to the team that wins the King Trophy. Besides that, two new franchises will join the action in the upcoming months, bringing the total number of squads to ten and preparing to host the strongest possible field of players from both the ATP and WTA circuits.
Also, the World TeamTennis is launching a new free agency player recruitment pattern ahead of 2020 season, allowing teams to sign players from December 2. The Las Vegas Rollers will embrace their second WTT season in Orleans Arena, with the Bryan Brothers, Sam Querrey and the Las Vegas native Asia Muhammad all returning to defend their colors in 2020, all under the guidance of the coach Tim Blenkiron.
"With this being the last season of our career before we retire, we are so grateful to finish strong in Las Vegas, the home of our Team Bryan Youth Program and a place of so many special memories," Bob Bryan said. "We love Las Vegas, and last year was by far the best WTT season we have been a part of."