Put it at the TOP of your list of FUN things to do!
When we think of watching a tennis match, the first thing that comes to mind is a long game with fans sitting quietly as their heads rotate back and forth following the ball. Shhh don’t make a sound at service, don’t move during play….Well think again! World Team Tennis has created a competitive tennis format that includes the excitement and fun of any other sporting event. Top-notch professional tennis players battle in a playful and relaxing atmosphere which includes all the accoutrements of a sporting event party. Fans cheer, while enjoying excellent food and libations, alongside the ATP and WTA Pros competing and joking around on a multi-colored tennis court! They even have a live DJ! Fans are up close and personal to the action and players happily provide autographs after the event – even high fives during the match. The great news is that Carlsbad has our very own WTT team… reigning World Team Tennis Champions, the San Diego Aviators! The 14-game season includes seven home matches at the Omni La Costa Resort, beginning with the July 16 opener versus the Orange County Breakers and concluding on August 2. The Aviators’ will also host the season’s championship match on August 5. WTT is a blast and the perfect family outing or date night fun.
World Team Tennis was founded back in 1974 by Billy Jean King and a few other noteworthy sports moguls. Based on the concept of gender equity, WTT is the first professional sports league to feature men and women on the same team. Home teams determine the order play for the events, which include men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. A combination of no-ad tennis, a 25-second service clock, and 1-point win margins, create an exciting atmosphere of consistent action. In lieu of traditional tennis scoring, games are scored by points, with winners being the first team to reach five points. Notable WTT players include John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Jack Sock, Bob and Mike Bryan, Venus Williams and Aviators own Darija Jurak and Shelby Rogers.
Last year, the San Diego Aviators were recognized with the “Significant Achievement Award” at the 71st Annual Salute to the Champions by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Aviator tennis match amenities appeal to all ages, tennis players and non-tennis players alike,
Happy hour before every Tuesday match, from 6 to 7pm
Ability to get up close to player warm ups once gates open at 6pm
Numerous dining options
Kids’ Zone, featuring fun activities and games for younger fans
Interactive halftime show, where kids can meet the players and even have a chance to come on court and play with them
Energetic atmosphere, with a DJ and fast-paced play action
Branded promo item giveaways
Autograph opportunities on center court for kids following every match
Gather the family or take a night out with friends, but don’t miss the time of your life! Use Discount Code ‘LIFESTYLE10’ to purchase tickets at the Aviators’ website. sandiegoaviators.com