KUWAIT: Zain, Kuwait’s leading digital service provider, announces the extension of its Strategic Partnership with the Spain-based Rafa Nadal Academy in collaboration with Tamdeen Sports, a subsidiary of Tamdeen Group. The academy is the first of its kind in the Middle East, and only the second branch of the most famous tennis center in the world; Rafa Nadal Academy in Majorca, Spain.

The partnership was announced at the academy’s HQ in Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber International Tennis Complex, attended by Zain Kuwait CEO Eaman Al-Roudhan, Tamdeen Sports CEO Mohammed Mustafa Al-Marzouq, and executive teams from both partners. Zain extends its support to this prestigious world-class academy in line with its comprehensive corporate sustainability strategy, which centers around supporting and progressing Kuwait’s youth and sports sectors at the highest standards. Zain is a strategic partner of the academy since its inception back in 2020.

Eaman Al-Roudhan and Mohammed Al-Marzouq during the announcement.

Zain is committed to empowering the next generation of professional Kuwaiti athletes who can compete at top international arenas. The company strongly believes that the private sector has a pivotal and essential role in supporting and encouraging the various sports projects in the nation to enable local athletes, develop their skills, and empower them to raise the Kuwaiti flag high at regional and international arenas.

The academy features 15 tennis courts, a 1,500 sq m gym, 2 squash courts, 3 indoor padel courts, a swimming pool, and a boxing ring. The main, multi-purpose indoor court features over 5,000 seats, while the secondary outdoor court features 1500 seats. All courts are equipped with the latest world-class tools, and the facility also features a members lounge that offers nutrition programs, sports shops, and more. The hall is connected to many other facilities, such as a 5-star hotel, 360 Mall, a multi-story parking building, and more.

Zain strongly believes in the crucial role played by private sector organizations in supporting social and economic sustainability projects, as well as further pushing the sports community’s growth in the country. Springing from its growing commitment towards practicing its social responsibility, the company is committed to printing a positive print through all its activities. This has led Zain to embrace the most influential projects in the community, including the support of this world-class academy.