KUWAIT: The Arab senior tennis tournament held in Amman concluded Tuesday under the patronage and presence of President of Arab and Kuwait Tennis Federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah. The tournament was organized by Jordan’s tennis club in cooperation with Jordan’s tennis federation at the Dunes Club in Amman.
The final match and closing ceremony was attended by Secretary General of the Arab Tennis Federation Waleed Sami, Assistant Secretary General and Secretary General of Kuwait Tennis Federation Faleh Al-Otaibi, President of Jordan Tennis Federation Khalid Naffa and other tennis officials in Jordan.
Kuwait’s former tennis star Ahmad Taqi Shatti won first place in mixed doubles, and third place in men’s doubles (over-35 years). Kuwait was represented by Fahad Al-Haddad, Adel Safar and Hassan Al-Yousufi, in addition to Ahmad Dashti. Around 175 senior players participated in the tournament representing nine countries: Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Yemen and Palestine, in addition to host country Jordan.
Sheikh Ahmad thanked Jordan’s tennis federation and the tennis club for the outstanding organization of this first tournament of seniors under the umbrella of the Arab federation. He also lauded the achievements of Ahmad Dashti and Fahad Al-Haddad in the tournament.