Padel, Socials and Figure Skating Highlight Start of Season

September 12, 2021

This season of Zayed Sports Academy is shaping up to be the best yet as we announce three awesome additions to our programming! These new offerings will be held to the same high standard that you expect from Zayed Sports Academy and we can hardly wait to get them underway.

When lessons begin in October, padel (a.k.a padel tennis) will be the fourth sport available with Zayed Sports Academy, adding to tennis, ice skating and cycling. Largely considered to be the fastest growing sport in the world, padel has been growing at warp speeds in the Emirates. A hybrid of tennis and squash, padel's simple rules and social nature have helped it gain popularity across the globe. We're bringing onboard an internationally licensed coach to provide group and private lessons at ACTIVE on Al Maryah Island as well as Zayed Sports City, and he's ready to get you on the court for lessons of any skill level starting from age 8 to adult. Grab a padel racket from Wilson, our sports equipment partner, and get registered soon because lessons are sure to fill up quickly. 

To complement padel lessons, Social Padel is being added to the calendar along with Social Tennis. These community development initiatives are 90-minute playing sessions that are organised and supervised by a certified coach. Social nights and mornings promote promote a sense of community in a supportive atmosphere, with a coach available to provide tips that maximise your experience. Tennis players and padel players from any academy can join these activities. Join our weekly sessions, held at Zayed Sports City, ACTIVE and Emirates Palace.

For those who prefer a cooler environment for sports, figure skating is now offered at High Performance stage. Adding to a highly successful tennis section, which recently sent member Anna Lajos to university in the USA on a NCAA scholarship, this level is designed to help aspiring and elite athletes reach their maximum levels of achievement. Our High Performance coach is internationally certified with practical and technical experience to support competitive skaters to ISI Asia Freestyle 10 and ISU levels.

If you're looking for kids sports or things to do in Abu Dhabi as an adult, we have options for everyone. Learn to play padel, join our tennis club, get figure skating coaching or take lessons to ride a bike with Zayed Sports Academy this season, we are waiting for you!