Naser Al Marzouqi: The Federation's Efforts Paved the Way for Expanding the Geographical Area of Tennis Practice
THE 2021 TENNIS SEASON WAS FULL OF UPGRADES
Media Office – Dubai
The General Secretary of the UAE Tennis Federation Naser Yousef Al-Marzouqi described the 2020-2021 season as being full of upgrades and gains in various directions, which contributed to a qualitative leap for tennis in the country and boosted aspirations for the next stage, praising the support of the General Sports Authority and the Dubai Sports Council in implementing many programs in accordance with the precautionary measures against the Corona pandemic (Covid 19), stressing that the Board of Directors of the Federation, headed by Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum, is always keen to promote and develop the culture of tennis on an ongoing basis.
Al-Marzouqi revealed the most prominent programs implemented by the federation and the first phase of the program is developing UAE talented tennis players, which is supervised by the federation and which was held in the stadiums of Al Nasr Leisureland Club in Dubai with the participation of 32 players for ages (4-10) years, in order to enhance the culture of tennis practice at the early ages, stressing that organizing the first women’s tennis tournament under the auspices of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation is an important fruit of the Federation’s efforts to expand the geographical area of tennis practitioners in the country.
He continued, "The distinguished relationship that brings us together with the International Federation and the partnership with various parties in society, including the Al Habtoor International Group and the Department of Tourism Development in Ras Al Khaimah, contributed to the organization of 5 local and international beach tennis tournaments with special prizes, which attracted a selection of the best players in the world as well as players from UAE." Joining the world ranking program is a step forward in encouraging players to practice tennis and participate in tournaments and keep the pace with the global qualitative shift in tennis for the practitioners of the game in the UAE to benefit from. Fujairah hosted the first tournament and Al Habtoor Group hosted the second tournament.
This is a distinguished achievement that complements the efforts made by the federation to support the position of the UAE in the sports aspect globally and locally. 80 tournaments have been organized, an increase in the number of academies affiliated with the federation to 70 academies, and the registration of more than 1,000 male and female players through the federation's website.