GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – World TeamTennis announced Tuesday that it will hold its entire 2020 season at the Greenbrier Resort, following reports and confirmation that the two organizations had been in discussion about reaching a deal.
Starting July 12, the league plans to hold 66 total matches (63 regular-season matches, two semifinals, and a championship) through August 2, with three matches per day at the Greenbrier’s Center Court at Creekside. An indoor court will be reserved as a backup plan in the case of inclement weather.
In accordance with state health guidelines, up to 500 fans will be permitted to attend outdoor matches.
“All of us at World TeamTennis are extremely grateful to be able to play the 45th World TeamTennis season and present professional tennis to our sports-starved and tennis-starved audiences through our media partners at CBS Sports, ESPN and Tennis Channel,” WTT CEO Carlos Silva said. “The overwhelming feedback from our players is that they want to play WTT and are comfortable in doing so in a safe environment, which is our number one priority. West Virginia has among the nation’s fewest cases of COVID-19 and I’m grateful to The Greenbrier, the city of White Sulphur Springs, and Dr. Jill Justice for being so welcoming and allowing World TeamTennis to play on in 2020.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome World TeamTennis to West Virginia and The Greenbrier,” said Dr. Jill Justice, President, The Greenbrier. “America’s Resort has a rich history with professional tennis, and we’re excited to write another chapter and add to the storied history of World TeamTennis.”