Boston Lobsters
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
to Appear at Boston Lobsters Home Match on July 14

Boston Lobsters will host tennis great Chris Evert who will be making a special guest appearance at the July 14th home match being held at the Joan Norton Stadium, Ferncroft Country Club. The World TeamTennis legend will be a special guest during the Lobsters' match against the St. Louis Aces. Evert will participate in clinics, Meet & Greets, and a special on-court event.

Chris Evert
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"It's great to be involved with World TeamTennis again," said Evert. "The team format is a terrific way to showcase tennis, especially to kids. I always enjoyed playing WTT and being part of a team and the community. I'm looking forward to visiting with teams and fans this summer and being part of the experience."


Evert is one of the most popular players in WTT history. Her first WTT season was in 1976 when the world's top-ranked player joined the Phoenix Racquets. Evert earned Rookie of the Year and MVP honors in 1976 and repeated as MVP in 1977. Evert played for the Los Angeles Strings in 1978, leading her team to its first Championship title, and was named Championship MVP. When the League celebrated its' 30th anniversary in 2005, Evert was named as one of the top 30 players in WTT history, and last year was voted by fans as the No. 9 Impact Player in WTT's 35 seasons.


Without question, Chris Evert is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. During her 20-year career, Evert won 157 tour titles including 18 Grand Slam Championships. She still holds the tour record for highest winning percentage with a 1,309-146 won-lost record, a .899 winning average. In 1999 she was named by ESPN as one of the top 50 North American athletes of the century. Evert's achievements earned her a place in tennis history when she was the sole inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.


Evert just announced her return to television after a ten year hiatus. She will join ESPN for its coverage of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, working both as a studio analyst and calling matches.


Keep checking for more details on Everts appearance.

Anna Kournikova on The Biggest Loser:



Anna Kournikova was named as a trainer for the hit NBC television show "The Biggest Loser" on Tuesday evening. Due to her production schedule with the show, the St. Louis Aces star will not be able to play in the World TeamTennis Pro League this summer including her previously planned appearance at the July 14th Boston Lobsters match.



"World TeamTennis has been such an amazing organization to work with for the last eight years and I have loved playing for the St. Louis Aces. I am disappointed that I won't be able to compete in the WTT Pro League this summer, but am incredibly excited for the new adventure ahead," said Kournikova. "I could not pass up the opportunity to use this amazing platform to be an advocate for health and fitness - a cause to which I have always been committed. I will remain an active supporter and look forward to doing whatever I can to continue to support Billie Jean King and the WTT League."



"This is a great opportunity for Anna to help promote a healthy fitness lifestyle to a national audience, which is something we try to do every day with World TeamTennis," said Ilana Kloss, WTT CEO/Commissioner. "We are all very excited for her and wish her great luck. Anna has been a tremendous supporter of WTT for years. We plan to continue to work with Anna and will look for ways to keep her involved in WTT throughout the year."


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The Lobsters' 2011 regular season schedule in the WTT Pro League hosts seven home matches this July at the Joan Norton Stadium, Ferncroft Country Club. The Lobsters are led by coach Bud Schultz. 2011 team members include James Blake (July 8th), John Isner (July 12th), Coco Vandeweghe, Mashona Washington, Eric Butorac and Jan-Michael Gambill.




All Lobsters events feature world-class tennis in an innovative, fast-paced World TeamTennis coed team format. In addition, come early and enjoy pre match activities in the EBSCO Green Zone and children's activities in the Larry T. Lobster Kids Zone.

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