Thursday, July 9, 2015

Kastles Kick Off Home Season, July 14th

Venus Williams visits the Smith Center, July 14th

From our friends at the Washington Kastles...

Washington Kastles' Home Opener Features Venus Williams in Quest for Historic Fifth Straight WTT Championship

On Tuesday, July 14, the 2012 Mylan World TeamTennis Finals MVP Venus Williams and the Washington Kastles kick off their 2015 home season with a match-up against the Austin Aces. Each home match will be held once again at Kastles Stadium at the Charles E. Smith Center in Foggy Bottom, located on 22nd Street NW between F and G Streets NW. The Kastles season begins in Boston on Sunday, July 12, with an away match against conference rivals the Boston Lobsters, before they return home to face the Aces.

For the first time in WTT’s 40-year history, the Kastles, led by three-time WTT Coach of the Year Murphy Jensen, are seeking a fifth straight King Trophy as WTT champions with an all-star roster featuring Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, Denis Kudla, Leander Paes, Sam Querrey, Anastasia Rodionova and Madison Brengle.

Next Tuesday's match play starts at 7 PM. Click here to purchase tickets. Free Championship t-shirts for all fans in attendance, courtesy of GEICO!


Sunday, 7/12, 6 PM at Boston  
Tuesday, 7/14, 7 PM vs. Austin, Venus Williams (WAS)   
Wednesday, 7/15, 8 PM at Springfield   
Thursday, 7/16, 7 PM vs. San Diego
Friday, 7/17, 7 PM, at Philadelphia
Saturday, 7/18, TBD vs. Philadelphia
Monday, 7/20, 7 PM at Philadelphia, Serena Williams (WAS) 
Tuesday, 7/21, 7 PM vs. Boston, Serena Williams (WAS)  
Thursday, 7/23, 7 PM at Boston, Martina Hingis (WAS)
Friday, 7/24, 8 PM at Austin
Sunday, 7/26, TBD, vs. Springfield, Martina Hingis (WAS) 
Monday, 7/27, 7 PM vs. California, Martina Hingis (WAS) 
Tuesday, 7/28, 8 PM at Austin
Wednesday, 7/29, 7 PM vs. Boston, Eugenie Bouchard (BOS)

* Home contests in BOLD.

About the Washington Kastles:
Founded in 2008 by local entrepreneur Mark Ein, the Washington Kastles have won four consecutive Mylan World TeamTennis titles and five overall. In 2011 and 2012, they completed the only perfect seasons in the league's 39-year history. In 2013, Washington extended its winning streak to 34 matches, setting a new major U.S. pro sports record. The Kastles are 58-6 over the last four seasons. The team's mission is to bring the D.C. community together, make tennis accessible to everyone in the Greater Washington area and actively support local charitable partners. To that end, the Kastles provide ticket or racquet donations to nearly 200 charitable, military and civic organizations each year. Learn more about the team by visiting

About Mylan World TeamTennis:
2015 marks the 40th season for Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT), the groundbreaking leader in professional team tennis competition. Mylan WTT features many of the world’s best players competing annually for the King Trophy, the league’s championship trophy named after co-founder Billie Jean King. This summer, Mylan WTT becomes only the fifth major professional team sports league in the U.S. to reach the 40th season milestone.

Mylan WTT has been a pioneer in the sports world with many of the league’s modernizations recognized and adopted by others in the industry. In addition to being the first professional sports league to feature men and women competing equally on a team, Mylan WTT has showcased advancements such as no-ad and cumulative scoring, on-court coaching and playing let serves.