The Boston Lobsters tennis team, now based out of the brand-new Joan Norton Tennis Center at the Manchester Athletic Club, begin their 2013 Mylan World Team Tennis season with a home match on Sunday, July 7.
The Lobsters will play the first of their seven home dates that Sunday against the New York Sportimes.
All Lobsters home matches start at 7 p.m. at Manchester Athletic Club. In total, there will be seven home and seven away matches in the season that runs from July 7-24.
Highlights of the home schedule include: former Top 10 player and two-time Grand Slam finalist, Mark Philippoussis, suiting up for multiple matches for the Lobsters; two visits from the two-time defending league champion Washington Kastles, Monday, July 15, and Sunday, July 21; and a matchup against the Sacramento Capitals, Friday, July 19.
The Mylan WTT is in its 38th season and has eight teams, divided into two conferences. Along with the Lobsters, the Eastern Conference includes the Sportimes, Philadelphia Freedoms and Kastles. The Western Conference has the Orange County Breakers, Capitals, Springfield Lasers and Texas Wild.
The complete Boston Lobsters schedule:
Sunday, July 7, New York Sportimes
Monday, July 8, @ Springfield Lasers
Tuesday, July 9, @ Washington Kastles (featuring Venus Williams for the Kastles)
Wednesday, July 10, New York Sportimes
Friday, July 12, @ Sacramento Capitals (featuring Mardy Fish for the Capitals)
Saturday, July 13, @ Texas Wild (featuring Mark Philippoussis for the Lobsters)
Sunday, July 14, Philadelphia Freedoms
Monday, July 15, Washington Kastles
Tuesday, July 16, @ New York Sportimes (played in Albany, N.Y.)
Friday, July 19, Sacramento Capitals
Sunday, July 21, Washington Kastles
Monday, July 22, Springfield Lasers
Tuesday, July 23, @ Philadelphia Freedoms
Wednesday, July 24, @ Washington Kastles
Team lineups will be filled out in Indian Wells, Calif., at the Mylan WTT Roster Draft, Tuesday, March 12 ,at noon EST. To follow the draft, and for more information on the league, go to WTT.com.