Patrick Mouratoglou, founder of the Mouratoglou Academy in Sophia Antipolis, has launched a new tennis tournament format: The Ultimate Tennis Showdown.
This tournament, which breaks with the classic rules of tennis, will revolutionize our habits.
The concept: a shorter tournament, with emotion and surprise, and more flexible rules.
The objective: to modernize the world of tennis, to attract young people and above all to give back the dynamics and the desire to practice.
- The first part, UTS 1, will last 5 weeks and will take place on weekends (5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays). There will be 50 games in total.
- No more sets, games and traditional countdown, this tournament will be divided into quarters of 10 minutes each; each player will serve 2 times in a row and they will have 2 minutes break between 2 quarters. The player with the most points will win the quarter. If the players are equal, there will be a 5th quarter time on the principle of sudden death: the one who wins 2 points in a row wins.
- Another very important point, the involvement of the coaching: indeed, the coach of each player will be able thanks to a buzzer to have 30 seconds per quarter to give advice to his player. The coaches will be equipped with a microphone so that the spectators can hear, they will have to express themselves only in English.
- UTS cards for each player: these UTS cards change all the rules until now. Why? Because they will allow players to add originality to the tournament. The principle: each player will be given 4 cards, he will decide before each match if he plays them or not. These cards will allow him to add difficulty to the opponent, by deciding for example to remove his serve. He will be able to play 2 cards per quarter and his coach will make the decision. The player and his coach will be able to establish a strategy to put all the chances on their side.
This innovative and promising tournament will help boost the world of tennis, which was a bit behind in the face of all the new technologies. Our rhythm of life has changed a lot, the internet has turned all the codes upside down, we like what is short and fast, the world of cinema has adapted by proposing films with very fast rhythms, it was time that tennis tournaments evolved.
To follow the tournament : https://utslive.tv/fr/
For more information: Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, Tel : +33 483 88 14 38.
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