Doha, Qatar: The Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation (QTSBF) will mark Qatar’s National Sport Day (NSD) by organising a number of sports and entertainment events at Katara, Qatar Foundation and the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex.
The QTSBF will host an open day for embassies at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from 8 am with participation of embassies of Philippines, India, Pakistan and Nepal. During this open day, the foreign community in the state of Qatar will have the opportunity to practice their local traditional sports.
The federation has also invited Ashgal and Qatar Rail in addition to some private companies to participate in the sport and entertainment events to help workers to practice and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Moreover, the QTSBF will organise the NSD Tennis tournament for juniors under 8, 9 and 10 years to feature the participation of national team players and their parents.
In addition, some mini tennis courts will be built in other venues outside the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, under the supervision of its coaches who will be available to teach community members, the basics of tennis.
QTSBF President HE Nasser bin Ghanim Al Khelaifi said: “The National Sport Day is a national initiative that reflects the importance of sport for our wise leadership represented in HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as Sport plays a vital role in building a healthy society that able to bring about the desirable development.
“The glorious achievement made by the Qatari national football when they claimed the title of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 is the fruit of this unlimited support from our leadership.” Al Khelaifi added.
Al Khelaifi also stressed that the QTSBF spares no effort in developing sport and supporting the national vision which aims at building a healthy society by organizing a wide range of events at the National Sport Day and throughout the year to encourage the community members to lead active and healthy lifestyles,”
QTSBF secretary general Tariq Zainal said: “The QTSBF is proud of marking the national sport day by hosting a number of sport and entertainment events at different venues to help build a healthy community"
“The QTSBF is keen to provide workers with the opportunity to participate in all the events to organised by the federation to mark national sport day as we appreciate their role in the development of our nation,” he added.
This year’s National Sport Day is of added significance for Qatar as it comes right after Al Annabi’s AFC Asian Cup triumph and Zainal stressed that the accomplishment would raise awareness about the importance of sport in our community.