|Tickets are now available for the Springfield Lasers professional tennis home season, held July 6-23 at Mediacom Tennis Stadium, in Cooper Tennis Complex, 2331 E. Pythian, Springfield. The highlight of the home season comes Sunday, July 13, when Lasers marquee player James Blake faces longtime friend and rival Andy Roddick.
The Springfield Lasers, one of seven tennis teams in the nationwide Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League, brings world-class tennis to Springfield every July. They enter the 2014 season as defending Western Conference Champions.
“The response to season ticket sales has been phenomenal,” said Springfield Lasers General Manager Paul Nahon Jr. “The strength of our team, the marquee players and the overall fan experience continues to make the Lasers season an exciting family-friendly experience.”
Blake to appear in Springfield on July 12-13
Blake, 34, was the No. 1 American and No. 4 world player in 2006, just behind Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Nikolay Davydenko. Blake is known for his powerful forehand, his speed on the court and his incredible comeback after breaking his neck in May 2004. He has earned 10 singles titles and seven doubles titles. This is his ninth season of WTT, his first with the Lasers.
The 2014 Springfield Lasers home schedule is:
- Sun., July 6 Springfield Lasers vs. Philadelphia Freedoms
- Mon., July 7 Springfield Lasers vs. Texas Wild
- Sat., July 12 Springfield Lasers vs. Texas Wild (Featuring Blake-SPR)
- Sun., July 13 Springfield Lasers vs. Austin Aces (Featuring Blake–SPR and Roddick-AUS)
- Thu., July 17 Springfield Lasers vs. San Diego (Featuring Hantuchova- SD)
- Fri., July 18 Springfield Lasers vs. Washington Kastles
- Wed., July 23 Springfield Lasers vs. Boston Lobsters
All Springfield Lasers home matches begin at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and live music, presented by Gig Salad, takes place every night 5:30-6:30 p.m.. Concessions and the VIP Food Center both open at 5:30 p.m..
Grandstand tickets are $10 (July 6, 7, 18 and 19) $15 (July 12 and 17) and $20 (July 13.) Box Seat tickets are $20 (July 6, 7, 18 and 19) $30 (July 12 and 17) and $40 (July 13.) Season tickets and VIP packages are also available. To buy tickets, call Cooper Tennis Complex at (417)837-5800 or go online here.