Delaware Smash

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Delaware Smash
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Founded 1998
League World TeamTennis
Team history Delaware Smash
1998-2008
Based in Wilmington, Delaware
Stadium Dupont Country Club
Colors Red and Black
Head coach Mariaan de Swardt
Championships 2003

The Delaware Smash was a World TeamTennis club based in Wilmington, Delaware. Home matches for the club were played at the DuPont Country Club in 1998 and 2000 to 2003, the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center in 1999, and then at courts near AstraZeneca headquarters (2004–2006) before returning to the country club in 2007.

During the initial years the Smash played at DuPont Country Club, the matches were played on har-tru club courts. The team transitioned to hard courts when it moved to AstraZeneca, and continued to play on hard courts when it returned to DuPont CC. In order to be in compliance with WTT regulations, a temporary hard court was laid during the summer on two of the courts at the country club. [1]

On January 30, 2009 the owner announced that the Smash would be closing down due to lack of sponsorship.[1]

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  1. ^ JASON LEVINE (30 January 2009). "Economy forces Smash to fold WTT team". The News Journal. Retrieved 2009-01-30. [dead link]