The popularity of Tennis is taking its pitch high up and there are a lot of private clubs and hotels hosting their own tennis courts. The annual Dubai Tennis Championships is hosted in Dubai and is a WTA and ATP event wherein the top tennis players compete.
The yearly tennis tournament started in 1993 and is set near the time of the Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Desert Classic, and the Dubai World Cup. The tournament was previously known as the Dubai Tennis Open.
Since 1996, the tennis event has been held at the Dubai Tennis Stadium which contains a 5,000 seat center court, a VIP area, and a Royal enclosure. The stadium also hosts various music concerts and entertainment events. The yearly tennis tournament happens in February and March attracts the world's top male and female players.