Yesterday, the main draw for the final qualifiers for the first national paddling championship, organized by Match Point Club, was held yesterday, after an exciting week and qualifying matches, which witnessed the participation of more than 170 teams.
After winning the qualifying rounds, 3 teams from Dubai, as well as from Sharjah, two teams from Abu Dhabi, and one team each from Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah are preparing to face direct confrontations with six teams, including the elite talents of Emirati Al Badel Tennis.
The three teams from Dubai that won the qualifying rounds are: Fahd Al-Janahi and Abdullah Al-Amiri, Ammar Al-Awadi and Omair Al-Zarouni, and Ali Al-Sharif and Muhammad Al-Nuaimi.
As for the three winning teams from Sharjah in the qualifying rounds, they are: Team Butti Al Shuwaihi and Abdul Rahman Muhammad, Team Khaled Al Kamali and Hamid Al Hajri, Team Butti Saho and Majid Ahli. The two teams that advanced to the final rounds from Abu Dhabi include Omar Ahli and Mohammed Al Muhairi, and Mubarak Al Ketbi and Nasser Al Ketbi. From Ajman, the team of Omar Al-Arif and Ahmed Al-Awadi, and from Ras Al-Khaimah, the team of Muhammad Al-Nuaimi and Ahmed Al-Jamal.
These qualified teams will face six teams that include the top ranked Emirati players, which are: the team consisting of Abdullah Ahli and Faris Al-Janahi, the team of Saeed Al-Marri and Mohamed Al-Janahi, the team of Khaled Al-Shamsi and Amer Ahli, the team of Ahmed Khaled and Mohamed Ahli, the team of Hamad Bousmanoh and Majid Al-Janahi, and the team of Salem Al-Hawly and Faris. Al Hammadi.
Khalid Al Shamsi, one of the founders and CEO of the Paddle Point Club, expressed his thanks to the UAE Paddle Tennis Association for its sponsorship of the tournament, and pledged to continue providing opportunities to promote paddle tennis as the number one tennis game in the UAE.
Al Shamsi said: “We are very grateful for the guidance and support from the UAE Padel Tennis Federation. Thanks to the support of our wise leadership, Al Badel Tennis has achieved great success in the UAE. As we celebrate our achievements, we realize that the expectations and ambitions of our leaders are to take this game to greater heights. As one of the fastest growing games today, few professional games have the same opportunities for dynamic growth as padel tennis. We hope to continue taking advantage of these opportunities to build a stronger community of players and fans, and to focus on making padel tennis a leading racket game.”
The Padel Tennis Championship for Citizens comes in line with the vision of the wise leadership of the country, which continues to provide support and encouragement for all sports to enhance the UAE’s position as a growing global center for sports.
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