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2007 Delaware WTT Recreational League Summer Tournament

The Delaware World TeamTennis Recreational League recently hosted its annual summer tournament on the beautiful courts of Delaware Tennis Center, Bellevue State Park. Approximately 45 players competed on six teams at the 3.5 level over the three-day tournament. Local sponsors of the WTT League include Wilmington Trust Bank and DelCard Associates, Inc. and tournament sponsor was Nick’s Pizza.

The winner of the tournament was Bigshots, captained by Subba Kumptala. Other members of the team included Mark Homewood, Vickie Tully, Kim Ziegler, Cindy Beach, Rob Attman, Avinash Sreenivasan, and Amp Lyons. The runner-up was Tennis the Menace, captained by Mike Hampton, and included Mike and Michele Breslin, Jonathan and Daniela Mellen, and Laurie Lemanski. Several members of the team traveled from New Hampshire to compete at this level.

Team Bigshots is now eligible to compete in a WTT National Qualifier event. There are six National Qualifiers held across the nation throughout the year. In October, DuPont Country Club will host the event locally. Teams that win a National Qualifier are then invited to compete for a national WTT title.

In February of this year, two area teams traveled to a National Qualifier in Bradenton, Florida, where six teams competed for the right to advance to Nationals. The Delaware team, co-captained by Alison Moran and Taya Diana, emerged as NQ Champions and the team will be traveling to Indian Wells, California in November to compete for the National title.

Started in 1985, the WTT Recreational League program features year-round leagues that have provided playing opportunities for more than 490,000 tennis players of all ages and abilities across the United States.

WTT Recreational Leagues run year-round at public parks, tennis clubs, schools, college campuses, military bases, corporations, camps, residential communities and tennis facilities in more than 1,000 U.S. Cities. The format features co-ed teams competing in six sets - men's and women's doubles, men's and women's singles and mixed doubles. The unique WTT format, which is also played in the Professional League, includes no-ad scoring, substitution and coaching.

If you are interested in more information about the local league, sponsorship opportunities, or wish to support the team advancing to Nationals, visit www.delawarewtt.com, email info@delawarewtt.com or call 302-547-5134.

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Delaware WTT Recreational League 2007 Summer Tournament