New York Apples

The New York Apples were a charter franchise of World Team Tennis (WTT). The team was founded by Jerry Saperstein, who sold it to New York businessman Sol Berg during its inaugural 1974 season. The team was originally known as the New York Sets to match the names of other successful New York sports teams including the New York Mets baseball team, the New York Jets football team, and the New York Nets basketball team. They won the 1976 WTT championship under that name led by Billie Jean King. Prior to the 1977 season, the defending champion Sets held a contest to choose a new name for the team, and Apples was selected.[1] With their new name, the Apples produced the same results winning their second consecutive WTT title in 1977.[2] On October 27, 1978, Berg folded the Apples after their fifth season.[3] WTT suspended operations of the league shortly thereafter.

New York Apples
SportTeam tennis
FoundedMay 22, 1973 (1973-05-22)
Folded1978
LeagueWorld TeamTennis
DivisionEastern
Team historyNew York Sets
1974–1976
New York Apples
1977–1978
Based inNew York, New York
StadiumNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
(Capacity: 16,170)
Madison Square Garden
(Capacity: 17,812)
Felt Forum
(Capacity: 3,773)
ColorsBrunswick Green, Imperial Red    
OwnerSol Berg
PresidentSol Berg
Head coachFred Stolle
General managerElla Musolino
Championships21976, 1977
Division titles21976, 1977
Playoff berths41975, 1976, 1977, 1978
BroadcastersWPIX-TV Channel 11
MSG
Home Box Office
WVNJ-AM 620

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