San Diego Aviators of World Teamtennis Sign Title Sponsor, Announce Home Matches

SAN DIEGO AVIATORS OF WORLD TEAMTENNIS SIGN
ENCINITAS-BASED ZEPHYR AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR 2019 SEASON

Aviators to Play Seven Home Matches at La Costa Resort & Spa this July


The San Diego Aviators of World TeamTennis have announced that Zephyr, an Encinitas-based multifaceted developer in retail, hospitality, residential and industrial environments, has signed on as their Title Sponsor for the 2019 Aviators season.

Zephyr first partnered with the Aviators last year as a gold-level sponsor. After watching matches, engaging with fans and entertaining clients, Zephyr Founders, Brad Termini and Dane Chapin, enjoyed the WTT experience so much, they wanted to have a greater presence at each Aviators home match this season, according to team officials.

“We think Aviators owner Fred Luddy has brought a great sports product to the San Diego community with World TeamTennis and the Aviators,” Termini said. “We want to be involved to not only enjoy some great tennis ourselves but to grow the awareness of the Aviators with our network and share the excitement and fun that can be had at the matches.”

Zephyr has a vision for excellence with an appetite for the extraordinary.  Their exceptional design work in many projects can be seen throughout Southern California with The Park, Bankers Hill, a luxury mid-rise in Uptown San Diego, South Cove, a coastal community of 168 homes in Dana Point, and upcoming projects like mixed-use development Solana 101 and Birmingham & Lake, a collection of eight custom homes in Cardiff.

Earlier this year the company launched the Zephyr Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency whose mission is to proactively and thoughtfully plan charitable contributions in the communities they are developing in and beyond.

Coach John Lloyd of Great Britain returns to lead the Aviators for the fifth straight year. His roster for the 2019 WTT season includes Astra Sharma of Australia, Jonny O’Mara of Great Britain, Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and American Christian Harrison.

The Aviators will play the following home matches at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

Friday, July 19               San Diego Aviators vs. Las Vegas Rollers                7 p.m.
Sunday, July 21             San Diego Aviators vs. Springfield Lasers               5 p.m.
Monday, July 22            San Diego Aviators vs. Philadelphia Freedoms        7 p.m.
Thursday, July 25         San Diego Aviators vs. New York Empire                  7 p.m.
Friday, July 26               San Diego Aviators vs. Orange County Breakers    7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30           San Diego Aviators vs. Washington Kastles             7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31     San Diego Aviators vs. Orlando Storm                      7 p.m.
  

For the complete home and away schedule, please go to: https://www.wtt.com/schedule

Tickets for the San Diego Aviators 2019 World TeamTennis campaign are now on sale. Individual match tickets start at $25.  Season ticket packages, which guarantees the same seat for all seven home matches, start at just $28 per match and include the following benefits:

•    Discount on Aviators Merchandise
•    Exclusive invitation to a Meet and Greet Party with Aviators Players
•    All ticketing fees waived

For ticket information, go to: https://aviatorstickets.com/

The Vegas Rollers and Orlando Storm, both expansion franchises, have joined World TeamTennis this season. The Storm will play at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Fla., and the Rollers will make their home at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The 2019 WTT regular season, which features eight teams, will be played July 14-31. The top four teams will advance to the WTT playoffs at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, with the semifinals scheduled for Friday, August 2, followed by the WTT Finals on Saturday, August 3.

About the San Diego Aviators: Owned by local residents Fred Luddy and Jack McGrory, the Aviators return for their sixth World TeamTennis season. For the fifth consecutive year, the Aviators will make their home on center court at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.   Last year the Aviators had local greats Taylor Fritz and Coco Vandeweghe play for them and finished the season in 4th place.   Coached by British former professional tennis player, John Lloyd, the team won the WTT championship in 2016 defeating the Orange County Breakers in the WTT Finals.  Lloyd will be returning as coach again this season in hopes of bringing the King Trophy back to San Diego.  The Aviators will start the 2019 season on the road playing the NY Empire on July 14. For additional information visit www.sandiegoaviators.com.

About World TeamTennis: World TeamTennis (WTT) showcases the best in professional tennis with the innovative team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. Recognized as the leader in professional team tennis competition, WTT features many of the world’s best players competing annually for the King Trophy, the league’s championship trophy named after King.   In 2018, each of WTT’s teams incorporated select tennis stars from the ATP and WTA tours – including Venus Williams, Naomi Osaka, Sloane Stephens and twins Bob and Mike Bryan.   WTT recently announced two expansion teams, the Orlando Storm and the Las Vegas Rollers, for a total of eight teams to play in the upcoming 44th season, which begins July 14 and concludes with the WTT Finals on August 3rd. For more information, visit www.WTT.com. To watch World TeamTennis action this summer, visit www.WTT.tv.

About Zephyr: Zephyr redefines the rules of real estate and development through its variety of high-end residential, mixed-use and hospitality communities throughout Southern California. The company, based in Encinitas, Calif., manages projects from concept to completion, with creative approaches that meet a multitude of community needs.


Founded by Brad Termini and Dane Chapin in 2008, Zephyr has successfully acquired, entitled, developed, built and sold more than $750 million worth of mixed-use developments. Current projects include The Park, Bankers Hill, a 14-story midrise with 60 luxury residences located adjacent to Balboa Park; ultra-luxury custom homes in various coastal communities under the Zephyr Signature umbrella; South Cove, a mixed-use development in Dana Point which features a community park with public art and 168 luxury residences; and plans for multiple world-class resorts. For more information, visit www.builtbyzephyr.com.

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