DUBAI: After the successful conclusion of the second event in the Mashreq Padel Tour 2023, the UAE Padel Association has announced that the third and fourth rounds will take place in Ajman and Sharjah this month.
The UAE’s first community amateur padel series is part of the 10th edition of the Nad Al-Sheba Sports Tournament, and registration is now open for the two rounds of the UAEPA Ranking Tournaments.
The third round will be held at Sharjah’s Padel Arena from May 12 to 14 and will feature competition for the UAEPA100 (men’s) category.
Amateur players from around the world are expected to compete in pairs for the top prizes, including $3,270 for first place, $1,600 for second, and $550 for both third and fourth places.
The tour’s fourth round will feature the UAEPA10 (men’s) category and will take place from May 19 to 21 at Ajman’s Padel Square. Winners of the first and second places will receive $1,100 and $820, respectively, while $270 will be given to the third and fourth place winners.
UAEPA President Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al-Maktoum, said: “The Mashreq Padel Tour 2023 underlines our commitment to developing the sport nationwide and the association’s objectives of fostering increased standards for players, organizers, and clubs, as well as aiding the national vision of a more active population regularly pursuing healthy sporting ventures.
“The Mashreq Padel Tour 2023 has been a huge success, with the first two rounds featuring heated matches and enthusiastic crowds.
“As we move forward to the next events in Ajman and Sharjah, we are committed to making each iteration of the tour more engaging and competitive than the last.
“The UAE is rapidly becoming a destination of choice for padel enthusiasts from across the world, and we are thrilled to see a growing number of practitioners in the emirates who share our passion for this exciting sport,” he added.
The tour comprises 20 tournaments over eight competition weeks running from February to December, with a total prize purse of $95,000 in its debut season.
Six padel clubs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ajman are hosting the eight tournament weeks, providing ample opportunity for players throughout the country to participate and improve their skills.