Mylan World TeamTennis & The Sacramento Capitals
Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO showcases the best in professional team tennis competition, playing an innovative coed team format. Co-founded by Billie jean King in the 1970s and based on a concept of gender equity, Mylan WTT offers unique access to the sport and some of its greatest champions who have played over the past 38 seasons.
Mylan WTT is well known for showcasing and introducing innovative elements to tennis including instant replay, coed format, cumulative and no-ad scoring, on-court coaching and timeouts, Overtime and Supertiebreakers, multi-colored courts and player names on the back of shirts.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis. For more information on Mylan WTT, visit www.WTT.com.
The Sacramento Capitals have been a member of the Mylan WTT for twenty-seven years, and have brought numerous tennis stars to Sacramento including: Andre Agassi, Martina Navratilova, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport, Jana Novotna, Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras. This past July, Mardy Fish, Lindsay Davenport, and Martina Hingis all visited during the 37th season of Mylan WTT. King notes, “WTT is the only league that features men and women on the same team competing together for a title.”
Mylan WTT consists of 8 teams, each comprised of two men and two women. A match consists of five sets: women's singles and doubles, men's singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. Each game in a set is worth one point. The winner for the evening is based on the total number of games won during the match. This no-ad scoring system ensures action packed tennis from beginning to end because both teams have a chance to win the match until the last point, even if they have lost the first four sets. The entire match typically takes two and a half hours.
The Sacramento Capitals are one of the most successful franchises in Mylan WTT, having won six championships. The Caps have not only been successful on the court, but off the court in Sacramento as well. They have contributed over one million dollars back to the community during their tenure in Mylan WTT. The Capitals are proud to give back, and with the assistance of sponsors and season ticket holders, the charitable donations go further.
LET’S GO CAPS!