Thursday, March 22, 2007
Style File: Night Tennis
It's tennis in a whole new light. Games are played in pitch dark under ultra-violet lights while DJs make a match point with cool beats. In tonight's Style File, 7's Belkys Nerey makes a grand slam with Night Tennis.
WSVN -- It makes the U.S. Open look dull.
Sony Ericsson is serving up Night Tennis at the Ice Palace in Miami, and you can expect it to cause a lot of "racquet."
Dean Taylor: "No one has see anything like this. The aim of this concept is to take everything that's not working with tennis, i.e. the quiet please, and throw it on its head. So we want as much noise as possible, the trick shots."
With Night Tennis, the rules all change.
The three-minute games are played in pitch black -- but don't worry, you'll see everything you need to because the balls, courts, and nets are ultra-violet.
Even the players are decked out in neon whites, so you can watch their every move.
Dean Taylor: "So you'll never get this chance again. It's a once in a lifetime UV experience."
And to make it a real grand slam, DJs add their beats to the fast-paced games, so it feels more like a club than a sporting event.
Dean Taylor: "The house DJ is going to play to the beat, and also, when we do trick shots and stuff, a big light display, big music finale, and also they kind of mix in different beats."
While you may not see Agassi, you will see a fashion show in between sets.
Of course, the clothes will also be in ultra-violet style.
Julia Brown: "GEN ART is featuring two top young designers, and they are Julian Chang and Que. As you can see, they've incorporated UV paint, piping and a lot of different material to make it extra special."
Since there will be free drinks there, you have to be 21 to get in.
But it's free, so, if you want something new, the ball's in your court.
Night tennis will be held tonight and tomorrow night at the Ice Palace starting at 11 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ice Palace Film Studio
1400 North Miami Ave.
Miami FL 33136
To Register for Night Tennis