International Premier Tennis League returns to Manila
MANILA, Philippines - Bringing in the world’s best tennis players, the Manila leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will take place on December 6-8, 2015, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
Big names like Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, and over 30 world-renowned tennis players will be coming to the Philippines for the country’s biggest tennis event of the year (READ: Rafael Nadal, Serena to play in Manila for IPTL this December).
The IPTL uses a different format compared to other tennis tournaments. Team matches are divided into five: men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles, and men’s legend’s singles. This season, the games will introduce a super-shootout that is not time-bound. There is a shot clock with 20-seconds in between service points, 45-seconds during changeovers, and 3-minutes during breaks in between sets. Each receiving player per set can call out for a “Coca-Cola Power Point” which indicates that the next point counts as a double.
Aside from the action on the court, there will also be other activities available inside the venue. Fans are encouraged to come in early and visit different booths that offer games and giveaways; in 2014, the venue held a street party with models like Sophie Sumner, singers like Paolo Valenciano, and DJs like the Zombettes.
Aside from being a stone’s throw away from their favourite tennis personalities, VIPs and Patrons are entitled to an exclusive lounge with food and alcoholic beverages supplied. Upon entering the venue, VIP and Patron guests will also receive gifts on their seats.
Powering the second year of the IPTL Manila leg is PLDT HOME and Smart, in association with Tourism Promotions Board Philippines. Supporting this year’s event are: Air 21, Babolat, Manila Polo Club, BDO, SMDC, Visa, Fox Sports, Citibank, and AG88.com. Official residence of the IPTL in Manila will be at the City of Dreams and Nobu Hotel. Jaguar Land Rover will be the IPTL Manila’s official luxury ride. SM Tickets is the official ticketing arm of the IPTL. Partnering with SM Tickets is ticket brand Viagogo to internationally distribute tickets for the 3-day event.
Log on to https://smtickets.com/events/view/3370 to buy your tickets or call (02) 470-2222 for more details. – Rappler.com