Saturday, January 25, 2014

Liberty Videocon - MSLTA join hands to boost club level Tennis in Maharashtra

Liberty Videocon - MSLTA join hands to boost club level Tennis in Maharashtra

·       Liberty Videocon General Insurance to provide Group Personal Accidental insurance to the tournament participants in Maharashtra

Mumbai, January 24th, 2014:  In one of the first of its kind for tennis in India, Liberty Videocon General Insurance (Liberty Videocon) and Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) have joined hands to introduce Interclub Tennis Championship across Maharashtra. This is for the first time in the country that such an interclub tennis tournament will receive a major boost.
“Liberty Videocon - MSLTA collaboration is an important step towards promoting tennis amongst a wider audience and through this, people from various corners of Maharashtra will get a chance to showcase their skills. This will also highlight the importance of sports in building a healthy lifestyle irrespective of your age”. Said, Mr. Roopam Asthana, CEO & Whole Time Director, Liberty Videocon General Insurance.
Mr. Asthana, added, “Internationally, US headquartered - Liberty Mutual Insurance Group is a great supporter of sports and sportspersons and through this tie-up Liberty Videocon is attempting to extend its global sports sponsorship to India. Safety & Responsibility are the most important ingredients of the brand essence for Liberty Videocon and the customized Group Personal Accident Insurance proposition being offered to the tournament participants fit into our positioning of being a Responsible Insurance company with focus on Safety”

Mr. Sharad Kannamwar, President of MSLTA added that “Internationally many sports, including Football, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket etc. have become popular by organizing InterClub tournaments. Through this initiative, we want to further promote Tennis in entire Maharashtra and provide a platform to the tennis playing community. Our goal has always been to spread tennis across various age groups and we will continue to encourage people to take up tennis as a major sporting option”.
The Liberty Videocon – MSLTA Interclub Championship will be spread over 30 cities and district headquarters across Maharashtra and a staggering 200+ clubs are expected to participate in this competition. Participants aged 25 years and above will be able to qualify for this tournament. Apart from that, the tournament is also open to senior citizens who are actively playing tennis in their respective clubs informed Mr. Bharat Oza, Hon Secretary of MSLTA.
The event will be played in three tiers. The first tier is city level and the winners from the city level will move to zonal championships across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nashik, Nagpur, Solapur, Kolhapur and Aurangabad. The zonal champions will then play the state Inter club Championship finals at Mumbai.  The winner of the event will be given Rs 2 lakhs, while the runners-up will get Rs 1 lakh.
Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company Ltd will be providing a Group Personal Accident insurance to the players & coaches in the upcoming tournament.

Headquartered in Mumbai, Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company Limited ( is a General Insurance company which commenced its operations in January 2013. It is a joint venture between US headquartered Liberty Mutual insurance Group and India’s leading industrial conglomerate, Videocon Group.
About Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company Limited
Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company Limited ( is a joint venture between the Videocon Industries Limited and Liberty Citystate Holdings PTE Ltd, a group Company of US headquartered Liberty Mutual Insurance group, a leading global property and casualty group. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group was founded in the year 1912 and now is a diversified global insurer with over 900 offices across the world.
With Liberty Mutual Insurance Group’ s 100 years of experience in the insurance industry globally, Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company Limited is here with a vision to build a customer centric business to address the distinct needs of individual and corporate customers.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance
"Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston based Liberty Mutual Insurance Group is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2012 revenue. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had US$120.1 billion in consolidated assets, US$101.5 billion in consolidated liabilities, and US$36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group ( employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices throughout the world.

Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It has its members, with voting rights, various Clubs and District Tennis Associations. It also has members without voting rights, Corporate Bodies, any apex body of educational institution, university or institution recognized by Government or by Semi-Government.
Representatives of these bodies in Maharashtra make up the Central Council. At present MSLTA has 47 voting and 22 non-voting members. The Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association is the sole controlling and Governing body of the game of Tennis in Maharashtra.

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