November 2, 2012 - World TeamTennis (WTT) - Boston Lobsters
The Boston Lobsters will be hitting the court at Manchester Athletic Club (MAC) for the 2013 World TeamTennis Pro League season.
The Joan Norton Tennis Center will be the name of the facility hosting the Lobsters' new home court next summer. The show court will be incorporated into the MAC's existing SkyJax Park outdoor facility, which currently includes several ten-and-under QuickStart courts, a basketball court, and athletic fields.
The distinctive multi-colored WTT court, which will feature both permanent and semi-permanent seating, will also be home to several MAC tournaments and a resource to the community for other tennis events. Plans are underway to develop and improve MAC's SkyJax Park to create a unique and exciting experience for the Lobster fans.
The new home for Boston's professional tennis team is located on the grounds of Manchester Athletic Club at 8 Atwater Avenue in Manchester, Mass. Team officials say the convenient location, less than one mile from Route 128, will provide the team with a venue that is very desirable for the team, its guests and sponsors.
In addition, the Manchester facility also boasts seven premium indoor courts that will also be able to host indoor professional play onsite in case of inclement weather, increased parking accommodations onsite for both VIP and general parking and space for enhanced merchandising and concession opportunities.
"Manchester Athletic Club is very excited to partner with the Boston Lobsters," said Manchester Athletic Club owner John Donovan. "The Lobsters organization is uniquely positioned to provide an exceptional professional tennis showcase for this community. We're looking forward to a long relationship."
The Lobsters have played at Ferncroft Country Club (FCC) in Middleton over the last five years. "We want to thank the management of the FCC for hosting the Boston Lobsters and giving us an opportunity to establish ourselves as we move forward to grow the game in the community," said Boston Lobsters CEO Bahar Uttam.
With an increasing fan base and strong support from the community, the Boston Lobsters have established themselves as a destination each summer. Since the team's move to the North Shore five years ago, the Lobsters have hosted such tennis stars as John Isner, Venus and Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Anna Kournikova and James Blake to the enjoyment of thousands of regional North Shore fans.
This success in the North Shore is what led to the search for a new venue that will provide permanency and will continue to bring top tennis athletes to the area, said Uttam.
Manchester Athletic Club is a USTA Certified Regional Training Centers and a satellite site of the illustrious tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who has coached 10 former top-ranked players in the world.
"We are thrilled to expand our relationship with the Boston Lobsters," said Manchester Athletic Club General Manager/Managing Partner Keith Callahan. "Bahar (Uttam, CEO of the Boston Lobsters) and his team have built an incredible experience for the tennis players of New England and we're very proud of our association with such a distinct organization."
"So many of our tennis players have traveled to Lobster events," he added. "Now having the Boston Lobsters at Manchester Athletic Club we believe will allow our members and the residents of Cape Ann greater access to those incredible athletic events and see some of the best tennis to be played in New England."
Manchester Athletic Club, established in 1973, is an energetic organization of members, professional staff, facility offerings, community participation, and programs. The club's aim is to engage their members and the community in activities that are motivating, educational and fun. The Boston Lobsters are proud to be partnered with the MAC, working together to bring fun, family friendly and community active venue to host professional tennis.
Season tickets for the 2013 Boston Lobsters season are already on sale.
These make wonderful holiday and corporate gifts for the tennis fan in your life.
Currently the Boston Losbters are honoring the same pricing and packages with VIP privileges for the 2013 season as this past season.
The Boston Lobsters are currently seeking 2013 sponsors.
The Boston Lobsters realize each of our sponsors and corporate partners are uniquely diverse. Sponsorship relationships are developed to enhance anorganization'smission, marketing, promotional initiatives, media exposure and community outreach goals.
We are proud and thankful for our sponsors who return year after year that appreciate their custom entitlement packages which deliver memorable opportunities to also entertain their employees, clients and community involvement initiatives.
The Boston Lobsters sponsors & corporate partners enjoy great networking events, promotional visibility, receive direct access with our audience with opportunities to also showcase their products & services.
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For more information, including 2013 season tickets please contact Darlene Hayes.
Darlene@BostonLobsters.net / 508-435-2023. www.bostonlobsters.net
The Boston Lobsters are the New England franchise of the World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League. The WTT Pro League showcases both the best in professional tennis with its innovative coed team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970's. WTT is a showcase for many of tennis' top players, as virtually every major champion of the Open has played WTT through the years. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis.