The Stories Behind UTS’ Trophies

8 June 2020 - Updated 8 June 2020

Category | Behind-the-scene

Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) is a year-round international league featuring the world’s best and most spectacular players. The goal? Win the prestigious UTS Crown.

If the UTS Crown is the trophies of trophies, players will be fighting each season for something almost as prestigious: UTS’ unique event trophies. These trophies will bring players a step closer to the crown, which will be allocated to the overall winner of all UTS events.

Each individual UTS showdown series event aims to tell a story, and its trophy is meant to immortalize that story. Every trophy will hold a special meaning, inspired by some of the most powerful symbols of Greek mythology, a subtle reminder of founder Patrick Mouratoglou’s Greek origins.

UTS1: The lightning strikes

Needless to say that the very first UTS event is going to be tremendously special and impactful. That’s why it must be represented by one of the most powerful and important gods in Greek mythology: Zeus.

Bold, iconic, the UTS1 trophy takes the shape of a lightning bolt making contact with the ground. More than just Zeus’ signature, the lightning bolt represents revolution, shock, change. It represents breaking away from the old and shocking with the new.

UTS1 is the lightning bolt that tennis needed. UTS1 will strike so hard it will be groundbreaking. New format, new rules, new ways to play, watch and consume the sport; UTS1 will change the rules of the game. It will set a new standard that will clash with what tennis fans have known and seen before. It will be a revolution.

UTS1, it’s tennis like never before.

The beginning of a saga

The UTS1 story will be one-of-a-kind, and so will its trophy… but it’s only the first of many.  Each UTS showdown series event will be meaningful in its own way. And each trophy will tell their unique meanings.

Although all 10 players will be part of the storm, only one can bring the UTS1 Zeus Trophy home… Whose will it be?

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