ABU DHABI // Mohammed Seri took his game to a new level after winning the season-ending Mubadala Tennis in Schools (MTIS) championship on Tuesday night at Zayed Sports City.

Competing on the International Tennis Stadium centre court, Seri got the better of Hassan Taleb 2-1 in a best-of-three points in the final.

Both players have received 10 complimentary tennis coaching sessions for their efforts.

The competition, an initiative of the MTIS, drew 15 Emirati girls and boys aged seven 10 from local schools to put their tennis skills to the test after five months of training in an event to celebrate the programme’s finale.

We are delighted to give our support to this meaningful community programme which educates and inspires the Emirati youth to pick up a tennis racquet, learn new skills and have fun,” said John Lickrish, chief executive of Flash Entertainment, the event organisers.

“Our aim is to continue to build on the long-term legacy of the championship through grassroots tennis events across the region.”

Mubadala Tennis in Schools is a grassroots community initiative by Mubadala aimed at growing the game of tennis in the UAE.

It provides pupils from local schools the chance to take their first steps in the sport by introducing them to mini-tennis within physical education lessons.

The program also provides the pupils and their teachers with the equipment and skills they need to nurture a life-long passion for tennis from an early age, and to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Source: Sports