Dubai, May 19: World's first underwater tennis court will be built in Dubai. Following the proposed plan, spectators can watch a tennis match from below or above the sea life through a massive glass dome. World's highest tennis court also is situated in Dubai.
30-year-old Krzysztof Kotala, a Polish architect, has been currently seeking investment from local players to make the ambitious project a reality.
Interestingly, the proposed location for the project (arguably one of the world's lowest tennis courts) is just next door to the highest tennis court atop the Burj al Arab skyscraper in Dubai.
"There is not an investor but I would like to get interest (from them) as I think it is a good idea," said Kotala.
Underwater tennis court, madness. pic.twitter.com/zdRBiNFfjc— ' (@JonesBeats) May 18, 2015
فكرة تصميم ملعب تنس تحت الماء A design of underwater tennis court pic.twitter.com/ka5KGfcq7X— سحاب الـــود (@bresteg_10) May 9, 2015
When asked why he chose Dubai for his project, Kotala said the Gulf city had a rich tradition of tennis. He also said, "This will be something original. This should be somewhere where there is the tradition of tennis. Dubai is perfect for this idea."
The initial designs of the project have been completed, but there is a need to find the potential investors to launch the proposal, informed the architect.
Referring to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships staged here since 1993, Kotala said the idea had strong commercial potential and would combine the best of "technology, ecology and sport."
The project is facing challenges in the form of massive engineering and astronomical costs needed for its fulfilment.
(With agency inputs)