Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Padel Association. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: On the opening day of the DP World Padel Championship 2022 the UAE’s national men’s team played their debut match against Brazil, while the women’s team faced Paraguay. The second day will kick off at 3pm at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Tuesday.

The International Padel Federation’s flagship biennial championship is being hosted by Dubai under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, and hosted by the UAE Padel Association (UAEPA) in association with the Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Department of Economy & Tourism (DET).

Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), on Monday attended Day 1 of the championships and witnessed some sporting action, including part of the UAE national team’s match against the Brazilian team.

Top ten

Some thrilling clashes are expected on the second day in different groups as international teams ranked in the top ten lists in the world in the men’s and women’s categories, including Spain, Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Belgium, and Germany, will square off.

Britain, Poland, Mexico, and others who are ranked in the top 20 will also be in action.