Texas Wild

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Texas Wild
Texas Wild logo.svg
Founded 1993 (1993) (moved to Texas in 2013 (2013))
Folded February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23) (moved to California)
January 13, 2016 (2016-01-13) (franchise terminated)
League World TeamTennis
Team history Kansas City Explorers
Texas Wild
California Dream
Based in Irving, Texas
Stadium Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Black, Magenta, Yellow and Light Blue

Head coach Brent Haygarth
Championships 2010 King Trophy
(as Kansas City Explorers)
Local media KTXA

The Texas Wild was a World TeamTennis team that played at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, USA. The team was known as the Kansas City Explorers from 1993 until the 2012 season, before moving to Texas.[1] With WTT's contraction of the Las Vegas Neon in 2014, the Wild became the oldest franchise currently operating in the league.

Following the 2014 season, rumors circulated that the Wild may relocate due to poor attendance. In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in January 2015, Wild owner Jeff Launius would not confirm that the team would play the 2015 season in Irving. He said, "I’m working on several options for 2015, none of which I am ready to reveal at this time."[2] On February 23, 2015, WTT announced that a new ownership group had taken control of the Wild and moved the team to Citrus Heights, California, renaming it the California Dream.[3]

Final squad[edit]


On-court personnel[edit]

Front office[edit]

  • Jeff Launius – Owner and General Manager
  • Mel Launius – Owner


  1. ^ "Kansas City Explorers Will Move to Irving, Texas". USTA. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hall, Rusty (January 3, 2014). "Texas Wild Owner Planning for 2015, but Irving Return Uncertainon". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mylan World TeamTennis Returns to Sacramento Area in 2015 with California Dream". World TeamTennis. February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2014 Players". World TeamTennis. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Mylan WTT Media Guide 2014 (PDF). World TeamTennis. 2014. p. 50. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 

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