Jumeirah Beach Park hosts ZATA beach tennis tournament
After last week’s brief glimpses of rain, great sunny weather has returned to provide the perfect setting for a day at the beach.
And with the Zayed Abbas Tennis Academy (ZATA) organising a beach tennis tournament this Friday at the spectacular Jumeirah Beach Park, now you have the perfect excuse to enjoy some sea, sand and sun.
Beach tennis has been rapidly gaining popularity across the UAE but most academies offer the sport on purpose-built sandy courts rather than on real beaches by the Gulf.
ZATA however have made a deal with the Dubai Municipality to utilise their beach and set up ITF-standard beach tennis courts at Jumeirah Beach Park, which has all the facilities you might need at one of the most beautiful spots in Jumeirah.
The tournament is open to everyone and has two categories, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. You can bring your own beach tennis racquets or rent them at the venue for Dh50. The registration fee is Dh100 per player per competition or Dh150 if you plan on playing both.
“The tournament will be held at an amazing place in the heart of Jumeirah,” said Zayed Abbas, former UAE national player and the founder and owner of ZATA.
“It’s one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Dubai. Jumeirah Beach Park has all the necessary facilities – it’s like a fivestar hotel.
“There will be entertainment throughout the day, music, drinks, all the beach facilities are available to participants, and our professional staff will be on hand to assist.
Italian pro Nicola Caesar is the one managing our beach tennis programme and he is organising the tournament.
“The good thing about beach tennis is that you can take a break to swim and come back, that’s how people cool down. It’s a very good activity to do on a weekend. It’s relaxing yet also competitive and enjoyable.”
The tournament will be held all day from 09:00 to 17:00. Those interested can register by emailing [email protected] or sending a message on Whatsapp to +971503167146.
You can also just show up on Friday morning.
WHAT: Zayed Abbas Tennis Academy’s a beach tennis tournament.
WHEN: Friday, November 29; from 09:00 to 17:00.
WHERE: Jumeirah Beach Park.
Sport360° VERDICT: Beach tennis is gaining in popularity and you can enjoy it at the brilliant surroundings of Jumeirah Beach Park
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