Abu Dhabi International Tennis Centre
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|Location||Zayed Sports City Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Capacity||5,000 (centre court)
600 (court 2)
|Capitala World Tennis Championship|
The complex opened in 2004 as part of the Zayed Sports City. It has a seating capacity of 5,000 on Centre Court and 600 on Court 2. The sports city features three other major sporting and leisure facilities.
The idea for a sporting complex in Abu Dhabi was brought up by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late former UAE president and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the incumbent president. Abu Dhabi Municipalities and Town Planning Department were given the task of building a Tennis Complex to rival all other venues.
The first tournament held at the venue was the Abu Dhabi Professional Tennis Tournament2006 which was part of the ATP futures series in 2006. In 2009 a professional exhibition event, the Capitala World Tennis Championship was held for the first time, with six of the world's top ten players in attendance.
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