Los Angeles Strings

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This article is about the tennis team that played in TeamTennis/World Team Tennis from 1981 through 1993. For the original team that played in World Team Tennis from 1974 to 1978, see Los Angeles Strings (1974–1978).
Los Angeles Strings
Founded March 30, 1981 (1981-03-30)
League TeamTennis
Team history Los Angeles Strings (1981–1993)
Arena The Forum
Owner(s) Jerry Buss
General Manager Jeanie Buss
Championships 1981

The Los Angeles Strings were a team tennis franchise in TeamTennis. They were the namesake of the original Los Angeles Strings and were owned by Jerry Buss who also owned the original team. The Strings played their home matches at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The Strings won the 1981 TeamTennis championship in their inaugural season.

World Team Tennis suspended operations after the 1978 season, and all the franchises were terminated. The league restarted in 1981, under the new name TeamTennis with four new expansion franchises one of which was the Strings. Each team owner paid a $75,000 franchise fee. Jerry Buss hired his daughter Jeanie Buss who was 19 years old at the time to be the general manager of the Strings.[1]

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  1. ^ "Team Tennis Revisited". The New York Times. March 30, 1981. Retrieved April 13, 2015.