Odisha Tennis Premier League

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Odisha Tennis Premier League
OTPL
Most recent season or competition:
2018
SportTeam tennis
Founded2017 (2017)
FounderDilip Mohanty
Inaugural season2017
DirectorDilip Mohanty
MottoGo Smash!
No. of teams8
Countries India
ContinentAsia
Most recent
champion(s)
Kendrapara Contenders (2017)
Most titlesKendrapara Contenders (1)
Sponsor(s)Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
NTPC Limited
Mahanadi Coalfields
Official websitewww.otpltennis.com

The Odisha Tennis Premier League (OTPL)m pursuant to sponsorship agreements with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and NTPC Limited, is an Indian team tennis league that takes place in Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. The elite level exhibition tennis tournament took place for the first time in July 2017.

History[edit]

Odisha Tennis Premiere League flyer was inaugurated by Dinabandhu Mohapatra, Managing Director of the Bank of India along with Mr. Debi Prasad Dash, IRS, Director General, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Dr. BN Nanda, Senior Economic Adviser (Addl. Secretary), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India on 14 July 2017.

Odisha's Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, unveiled the logo and the apparel announced the founding of the International Premier Tennis League on 18 August 2017, in New Delhi.[1]

The plan of having 8 franchises from across Odisha came into existence to start the league in full swing with the inaugural season commencing in November 2017. Diiip Mohanty said that the premier league aims to enhance the tennis scenario in the state and develop upcoming talents.[2]

Venue[edit]

India
Odisha
Bhubaneswar
Kalinga Stadium

Teams[edit]

Team City, Country Owner Venture Joined
Angul Acers India Angul, India Abhishek Jagasia Baba Banjo 2017
Bhadrak Victors India Bhadrak, India Pradeept Patra O View Advisory 2017
Cuttack Conquerers India Cuttack, India Nipur Varshney Buddies Area 2017
Jajpur Shooters India Jajpur, India Alexander Das 2017
Khorda Warriors India Khordha, India Sudha Das
Sudhir Dash
Roots of Odisha Foundation 2017
Kendrapada Contenders India Kendrapada, India Prabir Mohanty
Santosh Rout
Sumanta Biswal
PK Construction 2017
Puri Wavers India Puri, India Arun Aggarwal Parul Pensonic 2017
Sambalpur Shooters India Sambalpur, India Manas Mohanty Infer Development Consulting 2017
Sundergarh Veerans India Sundergarh, India Sabhajeet Yadav Yuvraj Logistics 2017

Management[edit]

Category Partners/Sponsors
Title Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Coal India
Mahanadi Coalfields
Apparel/Equipment Babolat
Stag
Beverage Pama Team
Exhibition Grameen Garments Odisha
Social Media Digituall
Fitness Stay Fit
Volunteer The Chocolate Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik released the Logo, T-Shirt for Odisha Tennis Premier League 2017". NDTV Sports. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Tennis Battle Starts from November 18". NDTV Sports. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2018.