Penn Medicine is proud to team up with the Philadelphia Freedoms as the official medical team. Penn Sports Medicine doctors James L. Carey, MD, MPH, and Kate E. Temme, MD, provided services for the Freedoms athletes and visiting players.
Dr. Carey says, “We are honored to be part of this team with such a rich history. Our responsibility is to treat injuries and to provide for the well-being of the athletes, enabling each to achieve his or her full potential."
The Freedoms are a part of World Team Tennis, a league that includes five other teams spanning across the country. This is the team’s 18th year in World Team Tennis, making them the second longest standing member of the league.
The team has deep roots in the city of Philadelphia. Founded in 1973, it was led by tennis star and feminist icon, Billie Jean King.
King joined only a short 14 months after her victory against Bobby Riggs in the famous “Battle of the Sexes.” Around this time, her friendship with Sir Elton John inspired his song “Philadelphia Freedom”, prompting further notoriety for the team.
This summer, be sure to catch a Freedoms match at the St. Joseph’s University Hagan Arena, located on the corner of 54th Street and City Ave.
Tickets can be ordered online or call 800-298-4200 option 6.