When In Manila: Check out Makati Sports Club’s 1st tennis tourney


Easy Pha-max sponsors Makati Sports Club’s 1st tennis tourney


When In Manila, the Makati Sports Club launched over the weekend the 1st MSC Men’s and Ladies’ Open Tennis Tournament 2011 where 140 professional tennis players from all over the country have signed up to compete.


This is the first time in its history that the Makati Sports Club has organized a sporting event for professional tennis players nationwide as well as the country’s top collegiate players. 






“We are holding this tournament to promote the sport in the country and help Filipino tennis players, especially the younger ones,” MSC Comptroller Ron Limbo said during the opening of the event. He added that junior netter Jeson Patrombon’s recent stint at the Wimbledon Junior Boys’ Singles Tournament motivated the organization to hold this sporting event to support Filipino tennis athletes.


Major sponsor is Easy Pha-max Phils. Inc. (EPPI), the country’s biggest and leading distributor of wheatgrass-based health products carrying their brand name in different forms – powder, tablets and ready-to-drink in cans. Other sponsors include Firefly Lighting and Babolat, the official ball sponsor of the tournament.






The official tournament began August 1 and the championship games for the men and females divisions are scheduled on August 7.


The grand winner for the mens’ division will walk away with PhP22,000 while the champion in the female category will take home PhP10,000 cash. Cash prizes will also be given to runner-up players and those who will reach round of 16, round of 8, quarterfinals, and semi-finals. Total consolation prizes at stake amount to Php 68,000.   



EPPI booth at sports club



Familiar faces expected to reach the final stage of the competition include top-seeded players Johnny Arcilla, Elbert Anasta, PJ Tiemo, and Rolando Ruel Jr. in the male category while Patrimonio sisters Anna Christine and Anna Clarice, Marian Jade Capadocia, and Aileen Rogan are expected to take lead in the female division.  


EPPI chair and CEO Edward Ling said the company’s sponsorship abides by their advocacy for healthy lifestyles. In a brief interview, he said “We are strongly pushing for preventive healthcare. In every way we can, we encourage everyone to shift to a healthy lifestyle that includes eating healthy foods and increasing their physical activities, like this one, playing tennis.”


For his part, Limbo said, “We also want the players to experience the many health benefits of drinking wheatgrass after playing.” MSC has been serving wheatgrass at the club’s restaurants for some time now.


When In Manila, check out the Makati Sports Club’s 1st tennis tourney brought to you by Easy Pha-Max!



1st Open tennis tourney, Makati Sports Club