San Diego Buds

This article is about the tennis team that played in TeamTennis from 1981 through 1983, as the San Diego Friars and in 1984 and 1985, as the San Diego Buds. For the original team called the San Diego Friars that played in World Team Tennis from 1975 to 1978, see San Diego Friars (1975–1978).
San Diego Buds
Founded March 30, 1981 (1981-03-30)
League TeamTennis
Team history San Diego Friars (1981–1983)
San Diego Buds (1984–1985)
Arena San Diego Sports Arena
Owner(s) Dr. Phil Young
Championships 1984, 1985

The San Diego Buds were a team tennis franchise in TeamTennis. The team was founded in 1981, as the San Diego Friars, a namesake of the original team that played in World Team Tennis from 1975 through 1978. The Buds were owned by Dr. Phil Young. The team changed its name before the 1984 season. The Buds played their home matches at the San Diego Sports Arena. The Buds won the 1984 and 1985 TeamTennis championships before folding following the 1985 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 new Friars. Each team owner paid a US$75,000 franchise fee to start a new team.[1]

See also


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

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