Inaugural World Padel League set to boost Dubai's status as a global sporting destination.
09 June 2023, 12:00 AM
11 June 2023, 12:00 AM
The world’s top-ranked padel players and entertainment stars are set to take part in the “Greatest show on court” with the inaugural World Padel League to be held at the Coca-Cola Arena from June 8 to 11.
Organised with the support of the Dubai Sports Council, and in association with the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Dubai Calendar, the World Padel League will see 24 of the biggest names in the sport competing in a unique format that features four teams - The Jaguars, The Panthers, The Tigers and The Cheetahs.
Participating players include Alejandra Salazar Bengoechea and Gemma Triay, both ranked No. 1 in the world, as well as Ariana Sánchez and Paula Josemaría, both ranked No. 3. Other notable players include Agustín Tapia, ranked No. 3 in the men's division, and Arturo Coello, ranked No. 4.
Also competing are Carlos Daniel Gutiérrez, ranked No. 5, and Beatriz Gonzalez and Marta Ortega, both ranked No. 5 in the women's division. Over four days, these top players will showcase their skills in intense matches, providing non-stop action and entertainment for fans.
Saeed Hareb, secretary-general of the Dubai Sports Council, said: “The World Padel League will increase popularity of sport more locally and globally with local and international players showcasing their talent, highlighting tournament rules and standards, and cementing the commitment we made to grow and develop the sports by fostering interest in residents and visitors to pursue active sports."
Apart from thrilling padel matches, the World Padel League will also feature three spectacular concerts featuring renowned international artists.
On 8 June, Emirati singer Shamma Hamdan, a rising star in the world of Khaliji music and the first Emirati woman to make it to the finals of Arabs Got Talent, will take the stage to enthral music fans. British soul and pop band Simply Red will make their long-awaited return to Dubai after 20 years when he performs at the tournament in 9 June.