Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of UAE Padel Affiliation, has praised Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Event for the essential function it has performed in spreading the game of padel regionally and for attracting many new recruits to the game, which can also be referred to as paddle tennis in some elements of the world.
Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum mentioned: “The game wouldn’t have reached the extent it has and unfold as broadly because it has had it not been for the assist and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Government Council of Dubai. His Highness’ assist for padel has been limitless and it has allowed the game to develop and prosper. He has issued instructions on the development of recent courts and stadiums for taking part in paddle tennis, and has offered competent personnel for unfold and growth of the game.”
Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum mentioned UAE Padel Affiliation has been working relentlessly to unfold and popularize the game, and enhance the variety of its practitioners with the intention of making a large base of Emirati and expatriate gamers. “All indicators have been optimistic and the extent of matches we’re seeing at this 12 months’s NAS Padel Championship reveals how the extent of the gamers, particularly the Emirati gamers, has grown because of the expertise they’ve gained by enjoying in a high-level match like this.
“The improved stage of competitors and the elevated variety of contributors reveals that paddle tennis is heading in the right direction within the UAE. However nonetheless, it has not reached the degrees of our aspirations and ambitions but, and we are going to proceed to work arduous to lift the game to these ranges.”
Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum added that the opening paddle tennis courts all through the nation will assist the implementation of UAEPA’s growth packages and enhance the recognition of the sport amongst younger individuals.
Organised by Dubai Sports activities Council, the NAS Sports activities Event has been one of many high sporting sights through the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013, and the match is again for its eighth season this 12 months with competitors in three totally different sports activities – padel, operating and biking. All three occasions are being organized in compliance with all COVID-19 precautionary measures and protocols, in addition to different pointers issued by related authorities.
Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Company for Ambulance Companies are the strategic companions for this 12 months’s Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Event, whereas Dubai Obligation Free, Pocari Sweat and TecnoTree have signed up as sponsors for the 8th season of the Event, which is without doubt one of the greatest occasions of its sort by way of participation and prize cash.
The NAS Padel Championship, which kicked off the eighth season of the NAS Sports activities Event on April 14, will proceed till April 27, whereas the NAS Run will happen throughout two nights with the 10km Race scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, and the 5km for Thursday, April 29, whereas the 75km NAS Biking Championships will happen throughout three nights from April 22 to 24.
On the third night time of the NAS Padel Championship on the Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Advanced, the pair of Marc Cirera and Victor Arruiz edged Hamad Al Ali and Khalid Al Shamsi 6-3, 7-5 to punch their ticket for the quarterfinal stage of the Golden Class.
“We performed a powerful match because of our good preparations for the match,” mentioned Arruiz. “We’ve proven our competitiveness by qualifying for the second spherical regardless of the robust problem we confronted within the second set.”
“12 months of the 50th” Medals
Dubai Sports activities Council, in the meantime, has introduced all of the contributors on this 12 months’s Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Event will obtain its newly-minted “12 months of the 50th” medals, which commemorate UAE’s Golden Jubilee and have fun the nation’s outstanding journey of the final 50 years since its formation in 1971.
The brand new medals are a continuation of Dubai Sports activities Council’s initiative to have fun the UAE and Dubai, together with it iconic landmarks and heroes. Final 12 months, the Council had minted medals that celebrated the efforts of Dubai’s frontline heroes within the battle to include COVID-19 – Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Well being Authority and the First Responders of Dubai Company for Ambulance Companies.
Up to now, Dubai Sports activities Council’s medals have featured among the most well-known cultural and vacationer landmarks of Dubai just like the Dubai Body and Burj Khalifa, the Museum of the Future and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, alongside Hamdan Sports activities Advanced, Tolerance Bridge and the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve.