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World Team Tennis (WTT) Logos!

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While doing some research on the history of sports in Anaheim, I came across a now-defunct WTT team called the Anaheim Oranges who played their only season in 1978.

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And it turns out the league is STILL around (it was founded in 1974!) Some famous former players include: Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Björn Borg, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Evonne Goolagong, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, and Kim Clijsters.

And it's STILL in Orange County (although our team moved from Anaheim to the wealthy coastal community of Newport Beach):

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A horrible logo obviously, and maybe what I'd expect from the Pepperdine Men's and Women's tennis teams (or perhaps Tulane - who I believe are also called the "Waves")

Anyway, this was my personal fave logo from the league...

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It's classy, professional, and what you'd expect from a sports club from Maryland. It also looks like it could be a football (soccer) crest. I dig it!

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While doing some research on the history of sports in Anaheim, I came across a now-defunct WTT team called the Anaheim Oranges who played their only season in 1978.

anaheimORANGES.gif

And it turns out the league is STILL around (it was founded in 1974!) Some famous former players include: Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Björn Borg, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Evonne Goolagong, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, and Kim Clijsters.

And it's STILL in Orange County (although our team moved from Anaheim to the wealthy coastal community of Newport Beach):

Breakerslogo.png

A horrible logo obviously, and maybe what I'd expect from the Pepperdine Men's and Women's tennis teams (or perhaps Tulane - who I believe are also called the "Waves")

Anyway, this was my personal fave logo from the league...

Kastleslogo.png

It's classy, professional, and what you'd expect from a sports club from Maryland. It also looks like it could be a football (soccer) crest. I dig it!

Discuss.

Just so you know, Washington, DC is not Maryland.

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Just so you know, Washington, DC is not Maryland.

Yeah Preacher, people in DC might take that offensive just like you did when Raysox concpt was the Los Angeles Angels instead of Anaheim (even though the Angels actually have Los Angeles as a part of their name).

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Of course, my favorite was the SeaPort Cascades. As a kid in the 70s, I tried auditioned for ballboy, but didn't make it. My brother did and we went to a bunch of matches. One of the memorable teams in the league at that time was The Soviets.

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Anyway, this was my personal fave logo from the league...

Kastleslogo.png

It's classy, professional, and what you'd expect from a sports club from Maryland. It also looks like it could be a football (soccer) crest. I dig it!

Yeah, it totally could man. I mean, if you reworked the logo and removed the tennis equipment which is 50% of it. Other then that, yeah it'd look great.

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I'm partial to the Indianapolis Loves, my hometown. I like the logo, but don't have it at hand. I wanted to buy a t-shirt from Section 212, but they went out of business. My parents went to one match when I was a kid.

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The original WTT included teams Phoenix Racquets, Los Angeles Strings, Golden Gaters and Cleveland Nets

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The original WTT included teams Phoenix Racquets, Los Angeles Strings, Golden Gaters and Cleveland Nets

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Well done sir. Good find.

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The original WTT included teams Phoenix Racquets, Los Angeles Strings, Golden Gaters and Cleveland Nets

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Well done sir. Good find.

Seconded. Nice......

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Somewhere back at my parents' house is the programs I used to buy as a kid. I remember the WTT programs had all of the team logos inside. Now comes the hard part - finding them!

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I don't know what it is about this league, but it makes me want to put on a blue blazer with a pocket crest, a cap'n's hat and stand at the helm of my wood-hulled sailboat talking about the underclass ruining the community in my best Ted Baxter voice. Rather!!!

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Anybody remember the Philadelphia Freedoms? That's the team Billie Jean King played on. Even made it to the league's first title match (they lost to Denver).

The team even inspired the Elton John tune "Philadelphia Freedom." John and King were friends and shared a passion for tennis.

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Of course, my favorite was the SeaPort Cascades. As a kid in the 70s, I tried auditioned for ballboy, but didn't make it. My brother did and we went to a bunch of matches. One of the memorable teams in the league at that time was The Soviets.

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I forgot I had a site devoted to the old WTT. Can't believe it's still up!

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I'm partial to the Indianapolis Loves, my hometown. I like the logo, but don't have it at hand. I wanted to buy a t-shirt from Section 212, but they went out of business. My parents went to one match when I was a kid.

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