Padel in the UAE taking big steps: Saeed


Dubai: Shaikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Padel Affiliation (UAE PA), has hailed the expansion of padel within the UAE driving on the recognition of varied class competitions held in the course of the annual Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Ramadan Sports activities event.The fifth version of the NAS Ramadan Sports activities is scheduled to conclude on Friday with the futsal remaining. Shaikh Saeed’s Uncle Saeed group managed to dig in deep earlier than successful 2-1 in opposition to Staff Valencia for the groups’ crown for the third straight 12 months in-a-row.Matea Jose Juan and German Zunica Garcia defeated Nicolas Suescun and Abdullah Ahli 6-2, 6-2 to present Uncle Saeed a 1-0 lead. However Guillermo Villafane and Fermin Ferreyra fought again with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Sandy Farquharson and Javier Lopez to deliver the 2 groups on stage phrases. Lopez then teamed up with Garcia for a well-contested 6-4, 7-5 win over Ferreyra and Suescun to seal a tricky win.Shaikh Saeed was joined by Saeed Mohammad Al Marri, Normal Secretary, UAE PA and Event Director Hassan Al Mazroei on the presentation of trophies and medals to the winners of all three classes.“We’re happy to see this event develop together with the usual of competitors. Now we have been getting extra groups on this competitors and plenty of tennis gamers cease their tennis exercise simply to be a part of this occasion,” Shaikh Saeed instructed Gulf Information.“As an affiliation, we’ve been doing all we are able to to popularise padel and get extra children to play. The expansion has been good as an increasing number of younger folks flip to this sport. For the primary time we’ve added a padel tennis court docket on the Dubai Sports activities World in Dubai World Commerce Centre and this can additional put padel within the limelight,” he added.This was the third groups’ title for Uncle Saeed within the three years of the NAS Ramadan Sports activities Event. Final 12 months, the Uncle Saeed group had been stretched for a 2-1 outcome by the M5 group on this Davis Cup-style competitors. “Issues are getting robust on this competitors and this solely reveals that the space between groups is getting slim,” Shaikh Saeed famous.Shaikh Saeed stated that the NAS Ramadan event was an occasion round which a lot of the grassroots growth of padel takes place. “Issues are fairly straightforward for faculties in the course of the month of Ramadan and that is our probability to introduce children to this sport. That is what makes the NAS padel event so particular for us,” Shaikh Saeed famous.“Now we have competitions for groups, for males within the open class and an unique contest for UAE Nationals. For positive, we’ll proceed constructing round this event,” he added.Earlier within the play-off for third, the SHM Staff beat the Shaikh Abdullah Bin Maktoum Staff 2-1.RESULTSPadel Groups’ Closing: Uncle Saeed bt Staff Valencia 2-1 (Matea Jose Juan/German Zunica Garcia bt Nicolas Suescun/Abdullah Ahli 6-2, 6-2; Sandy Farquharson/Javier Lopez misplaced to Guillermo Villafane and Fermin Ferreyra 4-6, 5-7; Javier Lopez/German Zunica Garcia bt Nicolas Suescun/Fermin Ferreyra 6-4, 7-5).Third Place: SHM Staff bt Shaikh Abdullah Bin Maktoum Staff 2-1.

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