The ITF conducted a site check in preperation for for the 2014 AGMRead more
Tennis Emirates was delighted to receive Vickie Fecci from the ITF who came to Dubai for a preliminary evaluation visit for the 2014 ITF AGM. Vickie is working with the ITF in the capacity of AGM Organiser / Membership Department and has been responsible for all the ITF AGMs and Board of Directors meetings around the world for many years.
Earlier this year, the ITF had awarded Tennis Emirates the honour of hosting its 2014 Annual General Meeting during the period of 23 – 26 September 2014.
Nasser Madani, Tennis Emirates board of director and chairman of the specially formed organizing committee, stated: “The most important thing that we start working on was to short list the hotel and the convention center that has the ability to host the 600+ representatives from 220 members countries plus other ITF staff, committee members and international media.” He added “after checking most of Dubai hotels, we had short listed 3 hotels to host the guests as well as the meetings, also had short listed 6 different places that are capable to cater for such a big number of guests during the welcome dinner, gala party and other social events throughout the AGM”
On her debrief meeting, Vickie concluded the visit in 1 short sentence that said it all “ usually when I visit a city to check the proposed venue, I am shown a place or maximum 2 to check and usually the decision is very obvious, here it’s very confusing as I have to choose the best out of the super, and I have all the reason to believe that our 2014 AGM is in safe hands”.
It was certainly our pleasure at Tennis Emirates to welcome Vickie to Dubai last week. We will be looking forward for her next visit in the last week of September (same period as AGM next year). During this visit we hope to acclimatise the committee to the local weather conditions before deciding on outdoor or indoor dinners.
Sharjah Ladies Club is organising a social Tennis Night for everoneRead more
If you are seeking some tennis thrill this May, come and join the Ladies Tennis Discovery Day at the Sharjah Ladies Club and discover yourself to exciting competitions.
Enjoy a host of fun activities, a chance to improve your tennis skills and win victory medals.
Saturday May 25th from 4.30 to 8.00 pm
Entry Fees:- Dhs. 50
For more information, call:- o6 – 506 7740
PSS ITF Seniors Challenge Dubai, started at Dubai Mens ColleagueRead more
More than 41 players representing 21 countries had joined the PSS ITF Seniors Challenge tournament that kicked off on Thursday 4th April at the Dubai Mens Colleague courts.
The event is played over 6 singles events (Men and women 35+, 45+ and 55+ ) as well as 4 doubles events.
The final is scheduled for Sunday 7th April.
UAE participates in the Juniors Davis Cup under 16 in Kuching, MalaysiaRead more
Hichem Al Bramly, UAE Junior National team coach packed his team to Kuching, Malaysia to participate in the ITF Junior Davis Cup Asia / Oceania qualifying staged during the period of 24 to 29 March 2013.
Fahad Al Janahi and cousin Faris are on a mission that well described by coach Bramly, "we are here for experience and match play, last month Faris played in the ITF under 14 group 1 in Malaysia along side the top Asian players, and now - in addition to playing in a different environment- the boys will face tough opponents whom are generally 2 years older than they are".
He also added "I am also so pleased that the draw had been in our favor by allocating us in the group with 4 teams, which means the boys will play 6 ties in 6 days and that will make our trip here much beneficial".
It's the 1st participation of UAE in the Junior Davis Cup competition since 2005, 10 teams are participating in this qualifying round to book 3 spots in the final Asia / Oceania Davis Cup competition scheduled in Korea mid April.
Earlier at Dubai Airport, team manager Adel Baker took the tough but very correct decision of not allowing Abdullah Ahli to travel due to high fever and viral infection, "He should stay home and get his full recovery in 4 or 5 days we never know, we are going there for experience not to compete" Baker mentioned.