Played across four countries, the Coca-Cola IPTL presented by Qatar Airways is modeled after successful sports franchise concepts and combines world-class sports and entertainment in a new format. The four franchise teams – named the Manila Mavericks, DBS Singapore Slammers, Micromax Indian Aces and UAE Royals – will play a total of 24 matches in a round robin format to determine the inaugural IPTL Champion.
Due to several innovations made to the traditional tennis rules, the league promises to show the world the top sport in a new light and allows fans to experience up to 24 different world-class players in one evening. Following the new single-set no-ad scoring, which speeds up the game, the competing teams will play five sets comprising of a men’s single, a women’s single, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and former Champions singles to determine the match’s winner. Time outs, Happiness power points, shoot-outs, a running shot clock and Hawk-Eye live entertainment will make the new IPTL a completely new experience.
With HEAD acting as the Official Ball Sponsor, the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League presented by Qatar Airways will kick off in Manila, Philippines (November 28-30), move to Singapore (December 2-4) and New Delhi, India (December 6-8), and conclude in Dubai, UAE (December 11-13).
For more information on the IPTL please go to http://www.iptlworld.com
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