Underwater tennis stadium in Dubai?

Tennis could get even cooler for those living in Dubai

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Bored of playing sports indoors when the heat gets too intense.

Well indoor tennis could get much more interesting if these new plans are to really go ahead.

A Polish architect is pitching designs for an underwater tennis centre off the coast of Dubai and is currently seeking investment from local backers to make the concept a reality.

Krzysztof Kotala, who has a Master of Science in Architecture from Kraków Polytechnic and works at the 8+8 Concept Studio in Warsaw, has completed the initial designs, but admitted he had yet to source potential investors to launch the proposal.

“There is not an investor but I would like to get interest as I think it is a good idea,” he told Arabian Business.

“This will be something original. This should be somewhere where there is the tradition of tennis. Dubai is perfect for this idea,” Kotala added, referring to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which has been staged in the emirate since 1993.

Kotala said the idea had strong commercial potential and would combine the best of “technology, ecology and sport.”

Numerous underwater projects have been pitched in Dubai in recent years. This month, the developer of The Heart of Europe islands, which will form part of Dubai's The World, announced more details about the underwater villas it plans to build.

Kleindienst Group said it is to build 42 Floating Seahorses, a cross between a villa and a boat which has one floor submerged.

For more information visit ArabianBusiness.com.

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