It’s game, set, matrimony at ASB Classic 2018

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  • December 8, 2017
  • StopPress Team
It’s game, set, matrimony at ASB Classic 2018

ASB bank is giving two tennis fans the chance to have an ace wedding – by getting married on Stanley Street’s center court on 31 December, the eve of the ASB Classic 2018 tennis event.

To promote the event, an invitation has created, featiring two tennis rackets with one wearing a floral bouquet. There is also a promotional hashtag #Fortheloveoftennis.

ASB will help the chosen couple, organise cars and catering, photographers and flowers, and cover the cost of the pair’s day. There will also be a special international guest invited to help officiate the ceremony. 

ASB head of community, sponsorship and events Mark Graham says the company looks forward to uniting two tennis fans in matrimony.

“ASB loves tennis and this year we’re looking for a couple who loves the game as much as we do. Some of the greatest moments in New Zealand tennis history have taken place on the ASB Tennis Arena’s Centre Court and we’re excited to add another, albeit different, match-up to its count...we know there is a lot to organise in three short weeks, so if you’re loved up, and love the game of tennis, we’d like to hear from you.”

Moet & Chandon, BMW and SkyCity are also involved in helping make the day special for the tennis-loving pair.

To enter, people must send a few lines about themselves and their partner to, including a picture, age and where they live in New Zealand.

Both people must be available to get married on Sunday, 31 December, 2017, with entries closing on Wednesday, 13 December. 

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