AirBadminton made an appearance at the Beach Sports Week organised by Dubai Sports Council, at the famous Kite Beach in Jumeirah 3, Dubai last weekend.
The AirBadminton Tournament was open to all badminton players in the UAE, however, due to COVID-19 regulations outlined by the Dubai Sports Council, entry was limited to players between 12 and 60 years of age.
A total of 16 women and 40 men participated in five events – men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
BWF Dubai Badminton Development Manager, Jaffer Ebrahim, said the tournament was a great opportunity to promote AirBadminton as a safe sport in these times.
“We wanted to conduct a model event, showcasing the precautions every event organiser must follow for future events in Dubai during COVID-19,” he said.
“Our main goal was to reinstate badminton events in the UAE under strict COVID-19 protocols.
“Players and technical officials were always wearing masks, gloves and using sanitising equipment to fall in line with these protocols.
“Overall, it was a successful tournament with beachgoers very keen to play and a number have since registered their interest in future events.”
AirBadminton has become very popular in the UAE after the staging of two events now.
More activities are planned in the coming months to continue to promote the new outdoor game in the region.
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