DBS to Sponsor IPTL Team Singapore Slammers

November 20, 2014

Asian financial services group DBS has announced a partnership with the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) team ‘Singapore Slammers’.

The team features a team of eight past and present tennis players including current World Number One Serena Williams and Andre Agassi.

The DBS Singapore Slammers will be competing at the inaugural Coca- IPTL, a team tennis competition.

The tournament will feature a total of 21 Grand Slam Champions and 14 current and former World Number Ones. The winning team will receive the IPTL challenge trophy and a grand prize of $1 million.

Mr Piyush Gupta, Group CEO at DBS Bank said, “We look forward to being part of an event that brings top-level sporting talent to Singapore, in a high-octane tennis and entertainment format that Singapore has never experienced before.

“Our association with these world class players and legends in a competition that challenges conventional norms and offers tennis and more, reflects the values of high performance and innovation that drive DBS every day.”

In a message to her fans in Singapore, World Number One Serena Williams said: “I’m looking

Speaking on behalf the Singapore franchise, Chairman of the DBS Singapore Slammers Sunil Gavaskar said, “We’re delighted to have DBS support the Singapore Slammers.

“The success of every team in international sport today is dependent on the calibre of people and organisations that surround it.

“DBS brings with it a wealth of management expertise together with an innate understanding of the Asian landscape and we look forward to working closely with them to take the game of tennis to new audiences in Singapore and across the region in the coming months.”

Founder and Managing Director of the IPTL, Mahesh Bhupathi added: “One of the ultimate objectives of the IPTL is to use the League’s unique format to grow the game of tennis around the world and to attract new fans and players into the game.

“Having DBS involved as one of the principal partners will certainly take us a step closer to achieving that goal.”

The Singapore tournament will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from 2 – 4 December.