AFFIRMING THEIR support for tennis and sports in general, Peugeot Philippines is holding the first Peugeot Philippines Tennis Open starting next month in select cities throughout the country and culminating with the National Grand Finals to be held in Metro Manila from February 15 to 21, 2016. Aside from discovering and developing new talents for the sport, the champions in all divisions will be accorded the opportunity to go to France and watch the 2016 French Open.
The first of five regional qualifiers will be held in Cagayan de Oro from October 12 to 18, 2015. This will be followed by stops in Nueva Ecija (November 2 to 8, 2015), Bacolod (November 23 to 29, 2015), Cebu (January 11 to 18, 2016) and Metro Manila (February 1 to 7, 2016).
The tournament is open to all Filipino citizens aged 13 years and over (minors will be required to submit a certificate of parental consent). Championships will be disputed in Men’s and Women’s Singles and Men’s and Women’s Doubles.
Winners will get trophies, Wilson gift items and cash prizes amounting to as much as PHP 20,000.00 for the regional champions rising to PHP 40,000.00 for the Grand Champion. Players who make the quarterfinals onwards are already assured of cash prizes.
To join, just visit the nearest Peugeot dealership, regional representatives or log on to www.peugeottennis.ph. A fee PHP 500.00 will be collected upon the player’s arrival at the first day of the tournament.
A total of 64 slots for the men and 32 slots for the women will be allocated for each of the Regionals. Members of the national team and ranked players will be invited to play in the Nationals.
While in France, the champions will not only get to experience world-class clay court tennis but also get acquainted with Peugeot and its origins. A visit to its head offices and plant is part of the itinerary.
Having started operations only in 2012, Peugeot Philippines is quite new in the industry. However, the mother company has a longstanding sponsorship deal with the French Open dating back to 1984 and counts top tennis superstar Novak Djokovic as one of its brand ambassadors.
Recently, Peugeot inked a deal to sponsor the Ateneo de Manila University tennis varsity. “We want to fuel the local players’ passion for tennis and drive them to one day reach top competitions like Roland Garros,” said Peugeot Philippines President Glen Dasig during the event’s media launch.
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