Since 1996, Wimbledon and the month of July have signaled the start of the Springfield Lasers World TeamTennis season. Unfortunately, Springfield will not see the return of the Lasers this month. While World TeamTennis has made no official announcement, there is currently no 2022 season scheduled for Springfield or the other teams in the WTT league.
The Springfield Lasers and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board appreciate the outpouring of interest and support for our hometown team, winners of the WTT Championship in 2018 and 2019, and runners-up in the 2021 season, played last November in Indian Wells, California.
We remain in contact with longtime Coach John-Laffnie De Jager and we continue to follow our recent players as they appear in tournaments around the world, including multi-year team member Jean-Julien Rojer and 2021 team member Marcelo Arevalo ATP, who partnered to win the Men’s Doubles title at the2022 ROLAND-GARROS French Open.
It is our sincerest hope to bring Lasers tennis back to Cooper Tennis Complex in the summer of 2023.
— Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Springfield Lasers