Chang joins Capitals to open 25th season

Opening day includes clinic, meet-and-greet and tickets to the match
By: Staff Report
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The Sacramento Capitals professional tennis team will open their 25th season Monday with marquee player Michael Chang featured on the roster.


Chang is best remembered for becoming the youngest-ever male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the young age of 17.  Chang will help The Capitals take on the Newport Beach Breakers starting at 7:30 p.m. 


To celebrate the start of the new season, the Capitals will be hosting Hang with Chang Day Monday, beginning at noon with a clinic at Sacramento Capitals Stadium followed by a meet and greet at Fat’s Asian Bistro at 2 p.m. At Fat’s, fans will meet Michael Chang and have picture opportunities. 


Those in attendance will also receive a ticket to watch Michael Chang lead the Capitals against the Newport Beach Breakers later that day. The entire package is priced at $75.


Known for his on-court speed and fighting spirit, Chang is considered by many observers to have been one of the best tennis counterpunchers of all time. He remained in the Top 10 of the ATP world rankings for several years in the 1990s, peaking at No. 2. 


Chang was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008.



2010 Sacramento Capitals home schedule:

July 5: Hang with Chang as Michael Chang visits the Capitals

July 9: Tres Agaves Fiesta Night (vs. Kansas City Explorers)

July 13: Wine Tasting Tuesday (vs. Newport Beach Breakers)

July 14: Drop Shot Diva Night with Lindsay Davenport (vs. St. Louis Aces)

July 18: The Sacramento Capitals 25th Anniversary (vs. Philadelphia Freedoms)

July 19: Caps Kids Day sponsored by Westfield Galleria Roseville (vs. Kansas City Explorers)

July 22: Fan Appreciation Day (vs. Springfield Lasers)


Season and individual tickets are available online at, and at the stadium which is located at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville at the corner of Galleria Boulevard and Roseville Parkway next to Pier 1 Imports. Prices start at $15.

Tickets for the special Hang with Chang day are $75 and must be purchased by calling 638-4001.