Its another year for the festival of tennis here in the Philippines, because this December 6,7,8, 2015, we will experience another hard stopping tennis action with the 2nd leg of the IPTL or the International Premiere Tennis League. Expect a tennis matches with legend tennis players Nadal, Williams, Tsonga, Ivanovic, Monfils, Hantuchova, Berdych, Kyrgios and many more. Expect 6 matches for three days and witness how the new team of Philippine Maverick led by Serena Williams will conquer the tennis ground and go for the prize of 1 USD Million as grand prize.
The event will run not only in Manila, but also in Japan, Singapore, Delhi and Dubai. The IPTL 2015 will open first in Japan, then in Manila this December 6-7-8, and then in Delhi, Dubai and Singapore. A total of 30 superstar tennis players divided into 5 teams per country will team up and also compete with other teams.
According to Mr. Tejero of SM Lifestyle “ The Philippines made history and that history continues this year 2015 for another IPTL matches at the SM MOA ARENA, home of the Philippine Mavericks. The IPTL 2015 will bring more awareness about tennis and this can help our fellow pinoy excel more in the sport of tennis. 2014 was a good start for tennis, for 2015 it will be better and bigger.”
The 5 teams for IPTL 2015
- Singapore Slammers
- Japan Warriors
- Philippine Mavericks
- UAE Royals
- Indian Aces
Abishek Ponia, VP Operations of IPTL “The IPTL was conceived three years ago and the purpose of this sports event is to bring tennis in Asia. The tennis format we have is observed for hundred of years, but this time we bring in a new revolution of tennis at the IPTL, we will have our superstar tennis player come in as a team and compete in a team format. New generation of superstars will be expected to play here for the first time.
The IPTL 2014 was well received by Filipinos with open arms and thanks to the hundreds and thousands of audiences who went to the MOA ARENA. The IPTL 2014 live satellite broadcast has been viewed by 4 million tv viewers. For this year, expect a bigger and better IPTL event. For the Manila leg, expect 6 matches in three days and this will be participated by 30 tennis players that came from around the world.”
- Rafael Nadal
- Cael Monfils
- Angnieska Radwanska
- Fanrice Santoro
- Ivan Dodig
- Sanza Mirza
Jean-Henri Lluilhier, owner of Philippine Mavericks said “ This 2015, we have a much stronger team, and we have a very interesting team, We have a new player that will play here for the very first time and for others, they said that they really enjoyed playing here because its more fun to play here in the Philippines. We rebranded from Manila Mavericks to Philippine Mavericks just to make the scope of the team have wider coverage, not just for Manila, and now they are playing for the Philippines.
For some tidbit info from the press con:
1. Nadal will play again here in Manila this December
2. Nadal will play under the Indian Aces team
3. 5 teams will play this year
4. It will be the same format just like last year
5. More details will be posted this June 2015
6. Ticket prices will maintain the same price just like last year.
7. It’s a three day event only in Manila for once a year
8. The event will be telecast live globally
9. Serena Williams will play in two legs, one in Japan and one in Manila
10. July 15 is the start of the preselling of tickets
PHP 58k – VIP
PHP 48k – PATRON
PHP 26k - UPPERBOX
PHP ??? – LOWEBOX
PHP 3k – GEN AD
Ticket priced was announced during the presscon, see main website and announcement for official details
Powering this year’s international tennis event is presenting partner PLDT Home and Smart Infinity. In Association with VISA, CITIBANK and the Dept. of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board. The International Premiere Tennis League will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena on December 6-8, 2015. For ticket inquiries and official merchandise, log on to www.smtickets.com
About the IPTL
The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) brings together current champions, tennis legends and upcoming talent in a format that’s never been seen before. Created to fulfil the increasing demand for top-level tennis in Asia, it’s the first city-based professional league in the world, played in the respective countries. Four teams participated in the inaugural season that kicked off in 2014 with Micromax Indian Aces walking away as the first ever IPTL winners.The IPTL Player Draft for 2015 was held on 12th April 2015 in Dubai. Over 80 players were part of the pool, of which 37 were added to the franchise teams – Philippines, Singapore, India, the UAE and, the newest addition to the season, Japan. This edition of the league will kick off in Japan from 2nd December and will conclude on 20th December 2015. Modelled after successful sports franchise concepts, the IPTL combines world-class sports and entertainment in a format that keeps both, spectators and TV viewers completely engrossed.