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Billie Jean!

We were thrilled yesterday to join tennis legend Billie Jean King, here with Kastles coach Murphy Jensen, at a luncheon at Joe’s Stone Crab for Kastles sponsors.


In an hour-long conversation with team owner Mark Ein, she shared some of her wisdom: I don’t call it failure; I call it feedback. She said she knew when she was 11 that tennis would be her life’s work, not just playing it, but making it accessible to all: I looked at all the white men in their white shorts and white shoes, and thought, ‘Where’s everyone else?’


Three Kastles players: Anastasia Rodionova, who reached the quarterfinals in both women's and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, closer Bobby Reynolds, who was last year’s MVP, and former world No. 1 Martina Hingis. Billie Jean said she started World Team Tennis 40 years ago with men and women on the same team, because that’s what I wanted the world to look like. Join Bisnow next Wednesday July 16 and see Martina Hingis take on Venus Williams at our Schmooza-tennis with two hours of food, drink, and networking before a great evening of tennis. It’s your only chance this summer to see these two super stars battle on the court.