“I’m really excited,” Van’t Hof said Wednesday from Northern California, where he is playing in a futures tournament this week. “I hear a lot of good things about the Breakers and World Team Tennis. I’ve watched it in Newport the last couple of years.
“It couldn’t be better to be able to play in front of family and friends. All my buddies will be around. It’s going to be really fun.”
Van’t Hof said he was also excited about the opportunities that World Team Tennis brings. He could play mixed doubles with Lindsay Davenport, the former world No. 1 who is playing at home with the Breakers on July 10 against Springfield. He could also play against John McEnroe and Anna Kournikova.