The move for the Newport Beach Breakers is short.
It's just a stone's throw – or maybe a tennis ball's hit – from the parking lot of the Newport Beach Country Club to the courts at The Tennis Club Newport Beach. Sure, it's a bit more off Pacific Coast Highway, but it's hardly a big change of locale.
Yet, for the first time since 2006, the Breakers won't be playing in that parking lot when their World Team Tennis home schedule gets underway July 6 against the Sacramento Capitals.
Why? It's a combination of things, said Breakers executive director Jeff Purser. He began exploring the idea after meeting The Tennis Club President/CEO Charlie Sharp as well as Paul Ramsey, the president of the Ramsey Tennis Group, which now owns the club.
Ramsey changed the name of the former Balboa Bay Club Racquet Club to The Tennis Club Newport Beach after acquiring it last summer. He also is the principal owner and president of the Newport Beach Yacht Club.