Wrapping up on August 5 with the finals match in San Diego, the 2017 Mylan World
Team Tennis (WTT) season broke new ground in broadcast coverage of professional
tennis with the introduction of state-of-the-art, player-worn wireless microphones.
Supplied by Bexel, a NEP Broadcast Services Company, the Quantum5X (Q5X) QT-
5100 PlayerMic kits added a deeper element of fan engagement and excitement to live
Mylan WTT broadcasts.

Developed by Quantum5X Systems Inc. in partnership with Bexel, the QT-5100
PlayerMic kits have previously been deployed in other sports broadcasts including
professional basketball, but they made their live pro tennis debut on July 18 when
Mylan WTT’s Washington Kastles and New York Empire squared off in Washington,
D.C. Bexel supplied the specialty wireless audio systems and provided an on-site
engineer to support the remote productions in New York City and Washington, D.C., as
well as the finals match in San Diego in which the Orange County Breakers defeated
the San Diego Aviators.

“The PlayerMics are one of the most innovative and impactful ways of getting fans
closer to the action by letting them experience the high level of athleticism, strategy,
and intensity that the best players in the world bring to the court,” said Mark Ein,
Mylan WTT co-owner and chairman. “The PlayerMics were amazing this season, as our
fans loved hearing the behind-the-scenes strategy before the points and then
watching how it played out in real time. There is nothing else like that in sports, and
we believe this is only the beginning of what this technology will bring to tennis and
our viewers.”

Mylan WTT selected up to three players each match to wear the QT-5100 PlayerMics
for its “Sounds of the Court” feature. The concealed mic and lightweight wireless
transmitter, which weighs less than two ounces and is only one-third of an inch thick,
captured unprecedented audio sounds and effects for the league’s live broadcasts. A
remote control device enabled operators to turn the sound relay on or off easily during

Lee Estroff, vice president, strategic accounts at Bexel, noted, “For 42 seasons, World
TeamTennis has been on the forefront of game-changing advancements in tennis.
With the PlayerMics, WTT is once again pushing the envelope of innovation — and we
at Bexel are honoured to be a partner as the league continues to advance the popular
sport of team tennis.”