Orleans Arena will serve as the home venue for World TeamTennis’ (WTT) all-new Las Vegas expansion franchise team, The Vegas Rollers, starting in July 2019, and the host of the 2019 WTT playoffs in August.
Tim Blenkiron will coach the Vegas Rollers and Sally Dewhurst will serve as the general manager. The team will begin to fill out their squads at the WTT Draft on Tuesday, March 12 in Indian Wells, Calif.
WTT introduced professional team tennis to the world in 1974, with Billie Jean King famously serving as its co-founder. The new team in Las Vegas, as well as the new team in Orlando, Fla., join the league’s existing franchises – New York Empire, Orange County Breakers, Philadelphia Freedoms, San Diego Aviators, Springfield Lasers and Washington Kastles – for play in July 2019.
The WTT 2019 season will consist of 59 regular season matches, including seven home matches and seven away matches for each team between July 14-31. For the full regular season schedule, click here. The Orleans Arena will host the home matches for the Vegas Rollers in addition to the league’s Semifinals on Friday, Aug. 2 and the WTT Finals on Saturday, Aug. 3.
Tickets will go on sale in early April and can be purchased online at www.orleansarena.com.
WTT is one of five active U.S. pro sports leagues that has been in operation for more than 40 years. For more information on WTT, please visit www.wtt.com.