World TeamTennis Finals returning for second year

Liezel Huber (left) and Jean-Julien Rojer were in Charleston with the St. Louis Aces for the 2011 WTT Finals Weekend.

SARAH BATES

The World TeamTennis Finals will be played at the Family Circle Tennis Center for the second consecutive year.

The Road to Charleston begins when the 37th season of the WTT Pro League opens its season in July. The top two teams from the Eastern and Western Conference advance to Charleston for the WTT Finals Weekend. The conference championship matches will be Sept. 14-15, with the winners facing off in the final Sept. 16.

The WTT Finals Weekend is the culmination of three weeks of intense coed team tennis competition featuring some of the biggest names in tennis playing in the WTT Pro League. In 2011, the Washington Kastles made WTT history in Charleston by completing the first undefeated season and winning their second King Trophy, named after WTT co-founder Billie Jean King.

The WTT Finals Weekend will also feature a national grassroots WTT Recreational League event.

Tickets for the WTT Finals Weekend go on sale during the Family Circle Cup, scheduled Mar. 31-Apr. 8. Weekend packages will range from $45 to $150, with single session tickets $15-$50. Tickets will be available through the Family Circle Tennis Center Box Office at (800) 677-2293 and at FamilyCircleTennisCenter.com.

The extended break between the end of the regular season and the WTT Finals will allow many of WTT's players to compete in the 2012 Olympics.