Ajman: In its constant pursuit to diversify the sports and tourism strategies in the Emirate, the Ajman Department of Tourism Development (Ajman Tourism) has unveiled the 2nd Edition of the “Ajman Padel Tennis Tournament,” to be held from the 24th of August to the 28th.
The event is considered as a set contributes towards emphasizing the Emirate’s position as a favorable destination for sporting tourism.
Special Courts in Ajman will be used to organized the tournament which will feature Padel Square, Padel Long, Go Padel. The Event will be competed in 6 categories for both locals and residents, being;
- Men’s Open C and D classifications
- Women’s Open C classification
- Veterans Category (40+ years)
- Father and Son Category and
- Juniors Category
Around 400 athletes are expected to take part in this tournament which will award monetary prizes to the 1st three winners in each category.
The Ajman Department of Tourism Development aims to diversify sports event which attracts sporting tourism to the emirate, support the youth to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle that improves the quality of life, and encourage the competitive spirit among them, especially in padel tennis which has witnessed a wide growth among youth in the country.
Sharing her thoughts about the event, Ms. Khadija Turki, Acting Director-General of the Department, highlighted that, organizing the Ajman Padel Tennis Tournament aligns with Ajman Tourism’s social responsibility to encourage adopting a healthy, active, and happy lifestyle in the community.
The Ajman Tourism official pointed out that the main purpose of the sporting events and competitions organized by the Department is to promote Ajman’s position as a leading touristic destination on the local and regional map, where the sports scene in Ajman is witnessing remarkable development in terms of sporting events organized throughout the year.
Ms. Turki explained that the swift growth of this sport across the emirate is a result of the support provided to the youth and sports sectors, in addition to a proper infrastructure that provided specialized courts throughout the whole emirate.
The Ajman Tourism Acting Director-General reiterated that the Emirate had demonstrated its capacity to organize all sorts of events and activities thanks to the great experience it boasts in organizing and hosting entertainment, cultural, and sports events which has contributed to increasing confidence in the touristic experience offered for its visitors.
A sport which has gained global fame over the last few years, Padel Tennis is a unique type of tennis played within closed courts of an area equivalent to a quarter of a traditional tennis court.
The sport is one of the fastest-growing game in the world and has become very popular in the UAE.