Al Kass Padel Tournament Ooredoo 2022 Aims to Further Propel Regional Growth of Popular Racquet Sport
Ooredoo, pioneer of high-speed mobile internet, will be Title Sponsor of the first edition of the Al Kass Padel Tournament Ooredoo 2022, set to begin during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Competitors will play for tournament prize money totalling QR 500,000.
Tournament organisation will bring together Ooredoo, Al Kass Sports Channels and the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation to focus on creating a world-class event. The 1969 Padel & More will provide the key venues for the competition, which will take place from 8 to 17 April 2022, hosting entrants comprising four categories of teams.
The matches will be broadcast LIVE on Al Kass Sports channels and through their “live streaming feature”.
The first Al Kass Padel Tournament Ooredoo 2022 will see 120 teams compete. Category A will include eight teams, category B will include 24 teams, category C 40 teams and category D 48 teams. Cash prizes will be distributed to the winners of the third and fourth places as well.
Moza Al Muhannadi, Director CSR, Sponsorship and Media, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “The phenomenal growth of Padel throughout our country gives Ooredoo a real interest in promoting the further expansion of the sport. Increasingly, the padel experience illustrates the value and benefits of dedication, hard work, physical activity and a sporting attitude, which fits perfectly with our commitment to promoting the importance of health and wellbeing for all as part of our support for the United Nations Sustainability Goals.”
Abdullah Al Marafi, Head of Programmes at Al Kass Sports Channels, said: “We thank Ooredoo for its support and sponsorship of the first Al Kass Padel Tournament Ooredoo 2022, held this Holy Month of Ramadan. Ooredoo’s continuous cooperation in supporting sports tournaments is an essential and important part of the success of these events. By organising the tournament, we both encourage the spread of the sport of padel at the local level and encourage community members to pursuit this relatively modern endeavour. We invite everyone to attend the matches and enjoy the atmosphere of the tournament and matchplay over the Ramadan nights ahead.”
The sponsorship of Al Kass Padel Tournament Ooredoo 2022 was announced during a press conference held at Ooredoo’s headquarters on Sunday, April 3, 2022, and was attended by several senior officials from Ooredoo and Al Kass Sports channels.