- Organised by Matchspot, the UAE’s first padel tournament exclusively for the nationals crowned a champion after fiercely-fought finals at Padel Point, Sharjah
- Khalid Al Shamsi: We hope to return next year with even more action and fanfare
Dubai: History was made when the team of Abhullah Ahli and Fares Aljanahi smashed their way into the country’s sporting record-books as the debut champions of the inaugural edition of the UAE Nationals Padel Tournament.
The centre court at Padel Point Sharjah came alive when the duo Abhullah Ahli (UAEPA Rank 17) and Fares Aljanahi (UAEPA Rank 16) fought hard to beat Saeed Almarri (UAEPA Rank 2) and Mohammed Aljanahi (UAEPA Rank 8) and win the UAE’s first padel tournament exclusively for nationals.
The first edition of the UAE Nationals Padel Tournament was organised by Matchspot and sponsored by Simple, The Padelers, Absolute Zero, and Padel It. The tournament saw an unprecedented support from Emirati sportspersons and fans, with more than 170 teams participating in the three-week-long tournament.
The champions walked away with a beautiful trophy, medals and Dh5,000 in cash prize after more than 120 minutes of fiercely-fought finals. Runners-up Saeed Almarri and Mohammed Aljanahi received medals, a trophy and Dh2,500 in cash.
Khalid Al Shamsi, Co-Founder and CEO of Padel Point, said: “The successful conclusion of the inaugural edition of the UAE Nationals Padel Tournament 2021 is another feather in the cap of the UAE Padel Association and bears testimony to the country’s excellent sports infrastructure. As the world battles the pandemic, the UAE has led the way with vaccinations and social discipline. On behalf of organisers Matchspot and all the sponsors, I wish to sincerely thank the authorities for helping us host the debut edition of this tournament during what can only be described as a globally challenging period.”
He added that the organisers and sponsors were extremely happy with the turnout, and hoped for an even bigger tournament next year. “We hope to return next year with even more action and fanfare,” he said.
The UAE Nationals Padel Tournament came as a result of the vision of the country’s leaders who continue to promote and provide support for all sports and to enhance the UAE’s position as a global hub for sporting excellence.
For more information about the tournament, please log on to padelpointae.com or contact the undersigned to nge book interview slots with the winners or spokespersons:
About Padel Point
Padel Point was founded with the objective of initiating a community where people come together to revive the mind and the body and to make padel more accessible. It is a sport that a lot of people love and admire but have little choice to play at their convenience. The founders of the Padel Tennis Court, Khalid Al Shamsi, Butti Al Suwaidi, and Hamad Busamnoh came together to convert their passion into profession and Padel Point, the first-ever public indoor padel tennis court, came into existence. The trio has played padel tennis for a long time and are part of international padel tournaments.
Padel Point is a state-of-the-art facility that is defined by meticulous design sense and structure and integrated with professional training and tournaments, superior match-making services, private and group coaching, academics, and merchandise for players of all ages and all levels.
© Press Release 2021