I thought Philadelphia was bad, but Sunday in Washington DC was hot, hot, hot. And humid, too. I drove down for my first ever look at the Washington Kastles Cheerleaders. It was a great relief that the tennis match started at 7:00pm and as the sun dropped lower and lower, things cooled of considerably.
The Washington Kastles Cheerleaders are under the direction of our good friend Donald Wells. And if you think you recognize some of these ladies, you are probably correct. They all previously cheered for the Redskins.
Now you’re probably wondering what do the cheerleaders do at a tennis match. Pretty much the same thing, they do at any other sporting event.
Prior to the event, the Cheerleaders came out to the sideline and pumped up the crowd. During player introductions the cheerleaders formed two lines that the competitors ran in between.
During service breaks, the Cheerleaders would step on the court and do “sideline routines”, and between sets, they threw T-shirts and participated in promotions.