July 16, 2003
Patrick Laverty The tagline for World Team Tennis' marketing campaign is "Think rock concert. Then add tennis." With John McEnroe, a former rock n' roll singer himself, on the court, that concert becomes a reality. McEnroe's antics -- and that's really all his on-court behavior can be called -- brought to life a near-capacity crowd at Palisades Tennis Club Tuesday. His popularity was evidenced by the large portion of the crowd that exited after McEnroe completed play.
April 14, 2002
Richard Dunn It was a warm spring day in the month of May and John McEnroe was in town to highlight Mother's Day with his fine tennis-playing array. But that was last year and before the tragic events of Sept. 11. This year, McEnroe and the Champions Tour will not return to Newport Beach. Or anywhere else, for that matter. The tour, part of the men's worldwide senior tennis circuit, does not list a 2002 schedule on its Web site, while phone calls and e-mails placed to tour officials have gone unanswered the past few days.
July 21, 2009
It didn’t take long for John McEnroe to answer the first question posed to him during a pre-match press conference at Newport Beach Country Club Tuesday. Who’s the greatest men’s tennis player of all time? “Roger [Federer], I guess,” he said. “I would have to go with him. [Rod] Laver is my idol. Pete [Sampras] may be the quickest, best grass court player. Roger’s the most beautiful guy I’ve ever seen, watching him.” Perhaps because of Federer, who has won a record 15 Grand Slam singles championships, McEnroe’s place among the greats is moving down.
July 29, 2007
Kudos to the Newport Beach Breakers. What an entertaining team. What a fantastic, open-air facility on the grounds of the Newport Beach Country Club. Tennis stars such as Maria Sharapova and Pete Sampras playing in our backyard! Legends such as Billie Jean King and John McEnroe joining them. All the proceeds from the matches benefiting Hoag Hospital and charities around Orange County. An out-and-out success story. Except for one thing: The Breakers did not fill their arena to capacity for every match this summer season, which ended July 25. That's where you come in. If you haven't done so yet, we encourage you to support your team.
July 18, 2013
The Orange County Breakers won four of five sets to defeat the New York Sportimes, 20-13, in a Mylan World Team Tennis match on the road on Wednesday night. With the victory, the Breakers (6-3) remain tied with Springfield atop the Western Conference standings. Steve Johnson won in both singles and doubles Wednesday. He defeated Jesse Witten, 5-3, in singles and teamed with Treat Huey to top Robert Kendrick and John McEnroe, 5-2, in doubles. Coco Vandeweghe defeated former Breaker Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 5-2, in women's singles, and Vandeweghe and Maria Elena Camerin beat Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke, 5-1, in women's doubles.
July 3, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — There are no more renderings needed to show what Breakers Stadium is supposed to look like. People interested in the Newport Beach Breakers' new home can now take a look at the Newport Beach Country Club's parking lot. Breakers Stadium finished construction over the weekend and on Monday, the Breakers' staff and media were allowed to walk through as the final touches are being put before the opener on Friday. The Breakers open the season against the Sacramento Capitals and Anna Kournikova at 7 p.m. in the facility that seats around 2,200 spectators.
June 13, 2007
The Newport Beach Breakers of World Team Tennis will play seven home matches at the new Breakers Stadium at the Newport Beach Country Club on July 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 22 and 25. Pete Sampras, Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and John McEnroe are Breakers team members and will be competing. Net proceeds from the 2007 season will benefit the Hoag Hospital Foundation and other Orange County charities. All matches will start at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with duties, including admissions/ will call, corporate hospitality, scoring and transportation, and are required to work a minimum of three home matches.
June 10, 2008
Newport Beach Breakers team chairman Alan H. Beyer, M.D., will be giving a presentation on the Breakers tonight at 7 at the Newport Beach Yacht Club. The theme for the free event is “A Look at World Team Tennis: A Newport Beach Tradition Takes a New Direction,” and it will discus the Breakers’ partnership with Hoag Hospital. There will also be a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Parking is available. Free parking is available in the Surgery Center parking lot on Bayside Drive, with on-site parking available for NBYC members only.
June 24, 2006
A royal summer jaunt in Europe for Bayshores resident Brig. Gen. Donald Henley and his wife, Ludie, included a magical visit with His Serene Highness Crown Prince Alois of Liechtenstein. The handsome Newport couple joined Alois, 38, who ascended to the throne two years ago at the behest of his father, then ruling Prince Hans Adam II. The young royal and his wife, Sophie, the former Duchess of Bavaria, and their three young children live in a "storybook" castle overlooking the Liechtenstein capital of Vaduz.
June 13, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Longtime tennis professional Dave Sherbeck is hosting his 22nd annual summer junior tennis camps at Newport Beach Tennis Club. The camps are open to all juniors (members and non-members) between the ages of 6-17. Each group will be limited to six students and arranged according to age and ability level. Lessons will include basic fundamentals, drills and court etiquette. The Newport Beach Tennis Club teaching staff, under the direction of Sherbeck, will instruct all classes.