: A player in action during an Ajman Padel Tennis tournament match.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ajman Padel Tennis tournament concluded on Sunday after being held for a week. The tournament took place in special courts in Ajman that included the Padel Square, the Padel Long, and the Go Padel.
The tournament was aimed at providing support for this sport and the means to promote and develop it further, where it has become the fastest growing sport among athletes of all ages and nationalities.
This tournament highlighted Ajman Tourism’s efforts to contribute to the achievement of all visions, programs, projects, and initiatives that strengthen the emirate’s leading position in sports and enhance the quality of life.
The winners of the first three positions in all the categories of the tournament were rewarded, which included six categories: men’s open C and D classifications; women’s open C classification; veterans category (above 40 years); father and son category; and juniors category, representing 111 teams that qualified for the final rounds of the tournament.
The tournament witnessed a wide participation from more than 400 players.
Sheikha Madiya crossed the finish in one hour, 58 minutes and 36.89 seconds to edge past Farah Al Marri, who was close second, 0.6 seconds behind in 1:58:37.83, while Aisha Foolad came third in 1:58:38.42.
Padel sport is dominated by Spaniards and Argentines at the top of the professional ranks. The two powerhouses of the game squared off in a pulsating men's final of the DP World Padel Championships at the jam-packed Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Saturday night.
The padel community is getting big in the UAE. We may have just heard about this now but the sport started long time ago. It is currently most popular in Hispanic American
This race was part of the sports and cultural activities organised by the Embassy in preparation for the UAE hosting the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(COP28), which will take place at Expo City Dubai from 30th November to 12th December, 2023.
Babar took to his social media account and wrote, “Overwhelmed with the love and support here in Hyderabad.” Shaheen Shah Afridi also lauded the Indians for their warm reception for the Pakistani cricketers.
The camp, organised by The Flying DAF Squash Academy with the support of Dubai Sports Council and the UAE Squash Association, was divided into two phases at the J-Club, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, with the objective of positioning Dubai as a global base for the sport.