Tamdeen Group, a leading mixed-use property developer that is reshaping the urban and social landscape of Kuwait through innovative development projects, has joined forces with Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, one of the world’s leading tennis centres, to set up a world-class tennis academy in the country.
Bearing the name of the legendary tennis icon, who will end the 2019 ATP season as the world’s top ranked player, the Rafa Nadal Academy Kuwait will serve as the training and developmental hub of the all-new Shaikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex.
One of the country’s pioneering public-private partnership projects, the world-class complex is the biggest sports initiative in value and size under the Kuwait Public Authority for Sport.
The launch of Rafa Nadal Academy Kuwait was announced at a press conference held at Tamdeen Group’s headquarters in 360 Mall in the presence of
- Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq – Chairman of Tamdeen Group
- Toni Nadal – Tennis Director, Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (Mallorca), and uncle and former coach of legendary tennis star, Rafa Nadal;
- Nuno Marques – Head of Tennis, Rafa Nadal Academy Kuwait and a former ATP player and Portugal Davis Cup Captain,and
- Maribel Nadal, sister and 20-year confident of Rafa Nadal.
Unveiling details of the visionary sports infrastructure project, Al Marzouq said its ultimate goal was to empower regional grassroots tennis and create future champions in Kuwait.
“In the race for excellence, there is no finish line. Our vision is clear and Tamdeen is delivering on its promise to reshape the state’s urban and social landscapes,” stated the top official.
“Our commitment to this project is four-fold: aid national development schemes outlined by our wise leadership; leverage progressive public-private partnerships to facilitate world-class infrastructure projects.
Construct facilities which establish Kuwait and its championships on the international sporting map; and foster a fertile environment for Kuwaiti athletes to excel in international sports,” said Al Marzouq.
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