The Springfield Lasers are a Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO franchise, which was purchased by Mr. Harry Cooper and donated to the City of Springfield, Missouri in 1996. Mr. John Cooper represents the team's ownership.
Operations are managed through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, 1923 N. Weller, Springfield, MO 65803. Team colors are purple and teal. Team hotel is the DoubleTree Hotel Springfield, 2431 North Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803, ph: 417-831-3131.
In the summer of 1996 the Lasers played their first match in the beautiful 2,500 seat Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex, 2331 E. Pythian, Springfield, MO 65802. In addition, the tennis complex has 12 indoor and 16 outdoor courts.
Cooper Tennis Complex was named Tennis Industry's "Champions of Tennis 2002 Municipal Facility" of the Year by Tennis Industry Magazine and 2006 USTA Missouri Valley Section "Facility of the Year". In additon to being the "Home of the Lasers", the complex has hosted Fed Cup play, ATP and WTA professional tournaments, NCAA II National Championships, National 12 and under Championships, Missouri High School Champions, and numerous USTA programs.
In the past seventeen years, some of the best players and greatest names in the game have displayed their skills in Mylan WTT League competition at Cooper Tennis Complex: Sam Querrey, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport, Larisa Neiland, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Anastasia Myskina, Andy Roddick, Rick Leach, Gi Gi Fernandez, Patrick McEnroe, Anna Kournikova, and Zina Garrison.
The Springfield Lasers finished the 2012 season with a 4-10 record. The franchise looks forward to the 2013 season with lots more world-class, competitive and family entertaining Mylan World TeamTennis played on centre court!
Primary local team sponsors include Mediacom Cable Systems, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company, DoubleTree Hotel/Houlihan's Restaurant, and the Harry Cooper Supply Company.