Davis Cup goes Live!
Friday, July 01, 2011
The Davis Cup clash with Philippines next week at the TSB Hub in Hawera will feature a number of firsts for tennis in this country.
The July 8-10 Asia/Oceania Group I contest will feature live streaming as well as videos on Facebook via youtube and twitter updates.
The live streaming via Spark Productions will be one of the few opportunities that Davis Cup tennis has been available live to public in the past 20 years.
The live streaming will be on the Tennis NZ website on the homepage, preview click here http://www.tennisnz.com/Article.aspx?ID=7267.The Tennis NZ Facebook site will feature updates, photos and videos via youtube of interviews and action. Twitter @tennisnz will have score updates as well as links to photos, videos and live streaming.
Friday 8th July - 2pm - Two Singles Rubbers * Live Streaming will start from 1.45pm with the Opening Ceremony
Saturday 9th July - 2pm - One Doubles Rubber * Live Streaming will start from 2pm
Sunday 10th July - 10am - Two Reverse Singles Rubbers * Live Streaming will start from 10am
Tennis New Zealand are also pleased to announce 2XU Compression as the new official NZ Team sponsor. 2XU engineers a technical range of high performance sports apparel that gives athletes improvement at all levels. 2XU Compressionclothing embodies Human Performance Multiplied and the team are proud to be kitted out in 2XU Compressiongear.
“Working with the world’s finest athletes and sporting institutes is integral to 2XU’s high performance formula and we are delighted to add Tennis New Zealand to our enviable list of respected sporting partners”, says Aidan Clarke, 2XU Sales & Marketing Director.
The 2XU Compression New Zealand team is Michael Venus who made the quarterfinals of a US$50,000 Challenger event near Chicago this week. Artem Sitak is in the team as is Rubin Statham and Marcus Daniell. Marcel Vos is the non-playing captain.
The Philippines team features former top 80 ranked Cecil Mamiit who is now Maria Sharapova’s hitting partner. Also in the Philippines team are a couple of younger players with good pedigrees in juniors Ruben Gonzales and Jeson Patrombon as well as Jonny Arcilla.
New Zealand v Philippines
Dates: Friday 8th July - Sunday 10th July 2011
Venue: TSB Hub, Hicks Park, Hawera, Taranaki
Playing captain: Cecil Mamiit
2XU Compression New Zealand team
Non-playing captain: Marcel Vos
Release written by Dave Worsley, Media Liaison of NZ v PHI Davis Cup Tie.