Springfield Lasers

The Springfield Lasers are a World TeamTennis franchise. The franchise was purchased and donated to the city of Springfield, Missouri by the Cooper family in 1996. They play their home matches at Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex.

Springfield Lasers
Springfield Lasers 2015 logo 2.png
SportTeam tennis
Founded1996
LeagueWorld TeamTennis
Team historySpringfield Lasers
1996–present
Based inSpringfield, Missouri
StadiumMediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex
ColorsKingfisher daisy and deep sky blue
   
Alternate: Han violet-blue and bright turquoise
   
OwnerSpringfield-Greene County Park Board
Head coachJohn-Laffnie de Jager
Championships2 (2018, 2019)

HistoryEdit

The team advanced to the league final in 1999, 2001, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019, and only in the last 2 years have they won the championship.[1][2] In 2010, the Lasers had the best regular season record (10–4) in World TeamTennis and advanced to the WTT Western Conference Championship but lost to the Kansas City Explorers, 20 to 17.[3] The Lasers faced the Philadelphia Freedoms in the 2018 WTT Championship match on August 5, 2018. The Lasers defeated the Freedoms 19-18 for their first WTT Championship in team history.

 
Lasers logo used through the 2014 season.
 
Lasers alternate logo with Han violet-blue used starting with the 2015 season.

In 2015, the Lasers made slight modifications to their team logo. The words "Springfield" and "tennis" were also relocated. Affair purple ( ) was replaced with kingfisher daisy, a deeper shade of purple. Pacific blue ( ) was also replaced with deep sky blue. At the same time, the Lasers began using an alternate logo with the same design but a different color scheme. In place of kingfisher daisy was Han violet-blue ( ), and bright turquoise ( ) appears where deep sky blue is seen in the main logo.

Current rosterEdit

As of April 6, 2021[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Doug (August 24, 2001). "Lasers battle Freedoms for team title Saturday". USA Today. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  2. ^ Emerick, Thomas (July 26, 2009). "Kastles survive Lasers rally, claim first WTT title". USA Today. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  3. ^ "Match Statistics". World TeamTennis. July 23, 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.springfieldlasers.com/team

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