World Team Tennis to stream annual WTT Smash Hits charity tennis event on Dec. 8

World Team Tennis to stream annual WTT Smash Hits charity tennis event on Dec. 8

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For the first time ever, World TeamTennis will be live streaming our annual WTT Smash Hits charity tennis event that benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This year’s 17th annual charity competition will take place in Baton Rouge, LA on the campus of LSU; Tuesday, December 8th.  As always, Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John will co-host the event and will be joined by numerous tennis stars:  Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova, Tommy Haas, Lindsay Davenport, Jan-Michael Gambill, Chanda Rubin, Liezel Huber and Devin Britton.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King and music superstar Sir Elton John are teaming up for their annual charity event -- the17th annual WTT Smash Hits on December 8, 2009, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge.   Billie Jean King and Elton John will each captain a team and be will joined by tennis champions Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova, Tommy Haas, Lindsay Davenport, Liezel Huber, Chanda Rubin and Devin Britton who will form two teams and play the World TeamTennis format.  John will also participate in a celebrity doubles match to open the event. 

This year’s event, presented by the Irene W. and C.B. Penni
ngton Foundation and hosted by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, will benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation and AIDS charities serving the Greater Baton Rouge area.  Smash Hits has raised more than $9 million for EJAF and various local AIDS charities since 1993.  
 
Special VIP ticket packages, including VIP courtside seating and admission to the Smash Hits VIP Reception and Auction, are available. For more information on the VIP Reception, contact Paige Sharber at 225-928-8346. Reserved tickets are $30, $65 and $100, and are available by calling 800-960-8587 or click here to purchase tickets online.
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