Boston Lobsters

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Boston Lobsters
Boston Lobsters logo.svg
Founded2005
FoldedFebruary 17, 2016 (2016-02-17)
LeagueWorld TeamTennis
Team historyBoston Lobsters
1974–1978, 2005–2015
Based inManchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
StadiumBoston Lobsters Tennis Center at the Manchester Athletic Club
ColorsBlack, Venetian Red
         
Head coachRobert Greene
ChampionshipsNone

The Boston Lobsters were a World TeamTennis team based in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. The Boston Lobsters played home matches at the Boston Lobsters Tennis Center at the Manchester Athletic Club in Manchester, MA, on Atwater Ave., near exit 15 of Rte 128 and about 25 minutes north of Boston. Seating is approximately 1,700.

The most recent Boston Lobsters were a reincarnation of two previous WTT teams. The original Lobsters were a charter member of the league in 1974, and folded after just one season. The second Lobsters team were also a charter member of WTT in 1974, founded as the Philadelphia Freedoms. After the original Lobsters folded, Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, purchased the Freedoms and moved them to Boston renaming them the Lobsters. The second Lobsters team played in Boston for four seasons (1975–1978) before folding at the end of the 1978 season. WTT suspended operations shortly thereafter.

In 2005, local Boston businessman Bahar Uttam relaunched the team. The Lobsters made the Mylan WTT league's playoffs four times and Uttam played a vibrant role in the greater North Shore of Massachusetts communities. The development and management of the team had been led by Darlene Hayes who is advocate for building community partnerships. In 2015, Uttam retired from the ownership position and the league took over operations of the Lobsters while seeking new local ownership.[1] On February 17, 2016, WTT announced that the Lobsters would cease operations and were subsequently replaced with a new franchise called the New York Empire.[2]

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  1. ^ "WTT Updates Status of Boston Lobsters". OurSportsCentral. February 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Mylan WTT 2016 Season Includes NYC Return, Expanded Broadcast Coverage". OurSportsCentral. February 17, 2016.

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