International Premier Tennis League all set to serve and volley in November 2014

Confirmed teams from Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur and one from the Middle East to take part in this first-of-a-kind venture. Player auction will be held on March 2 in UAE.

updated: January 21, 2014 18:09 IST
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The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), the first-of-its-kind home-and-away Asian tennis league with a unique concept of bringing together the best tennis players from across the world on the same platform, will be held between November 28 and December 20 this year. According to a press release, five city-based teams, including one from Mumbai and Singapore, have agreed to participate in the inaugural event.

The IPTL is a city/country-based franchise led league involving not only the current men's and women's players but also the legends of the game. An initiative taken by Indian Davis Cup star Mahesh Bhupathi, fans will witness a new and exciting time-sensitive format, while keeping true to all the characteristics that make tennis a unique sport. The player draft (auction) will take place in the UAE on March 4.

"We have been working relentlessly to formulate and deliver a concept that not only meets global expectations of excellence, but also provides quality tennis coupled with entertainment for fans. With this, we confirmed team owners in five of Asia's biggest markets," said Bhupathi, the co-founder of the IPTL.

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