Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and Hubb Global Lay Foundation Stone for Tennis Club at Hi-tech Park
- State-of-the-art facility to span an area of 100,000 square feet
- Set to host 81 international and local championships per year
Dubai-UAE: 23rd November, 2020 – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) today announced the groundbreaking of an international standard tennis hub at the hi-tech park to be developed by Hubb Global Group, a comprehensive online search engine platform, with an investment exceeding AED100 Million and spanning an area of 100,000 square feet.
Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO of DSOA, Anastasia El-Hage, Founder and CEO of Hubb Global Group, and Laith Alani, General Manager of Hubb Tennis Club, laid the foundation stone during groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction work on the project. Sarah Baqir, Board Member of the UAE Tennis Federation, Omar Behroozian, UAE national Team Captain and mainstay, and senior officials from the two entities were in attendance.
Speaking on the ceremony, Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, said: “DSOA is committed to offer its business partners a conducive environment that allows them to focus on growth locally and globally. Today’s announcement, which follows the recent opening of Hubb’s global headquarters at Dubai Silicon Oasis, is also a testament to our commitment to supporting business partners in their endeavors, and to continuing to offer world-class facilities and lifestyle offerings to the DSO community and the wider emirate.”
He added: “In line with the pillar of Cohesive Society and Preserved Identity of the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021, this project reflects our keenness to enhance the quality of life for the DSO community through encouraging people to take a positive step towards good health and well-being. The state-of-the-art facilities will provide international professionals with a base at Dubai Silicon Oasis, where they can practice for tournaments, thereby positioning Dubai as a global hub in new spheres including sport.”
For her part, Anastasia El-Hage said: “We will aim to host annually more than 81 international and local tournaments at the new complex, as well as support athletes of all ages and levels in building their skills and performance. We will also seek to encourage more people in the UAE to play sport and adopt a healthy lifestyle, providing them with a one-of-a-kind base at Dubai Silicon Oasis to help train and nurture emerging talent while also enabling professional athletes to train at our unrivalled sporting facilities.”
Hubb Tennis Club is scheduled to officially open its doors starting 2021. The tennis club will host tennis tournaments, such as ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors U18, ITF Seniors Tennis Tour, ITF 15K for men and women, ITF West Asia tournaments, Junior Davis Cup, GCC Tournaments, Junior Fed Cup, and Arab Championships under the umbrella of the UAE Tennis Federation.
Sports fans can expect unparalleled facilities, including nine hard tennis courts, as well as a 385 m x 1.5 m jogging track featuring an MAPEI surface. In addition, the highest quality professional lighting (MUSCO) is being installed. MUSCO lighting is in use around the world at leading facilities including at Flushing Meadows, the venue of the US Open in New York, at Wimbledon, as well as at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, the venue of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and at Zayed Sports City Abu Dhabi.
Hubb Tennis Club will also strongly focus on creating educational opportunities for children and adults. As part ofthis priority, it will comprise tailored tennis schools for tournament officials, schools for tennis coaches, and schools for ball-kids – each of these is to be certified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Hubb Tennis Club will take shape in three stages. Stage one will include the construction of nine tennis courts. The club will also have 12 high-level ITF-certified tennis coaches, as well as a physiotherapist and a fitness coach available to visitors/players/members. Stages two and three of the development will include the opening of additional facilities such as three buildings, offices, a players’ lounge, coaches lounge, treatment room, cafe, sports equipment shops, laundry, grocery, free car parking and facilities for other sports such as Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Aerial Gymnastics.