PBI April update

Dear Members, 

It seems as though the last of the wet weather may well have passed, leaving in its wake some nice bright blue sky’s and perfect Tennis weather. April is typically the start of the weather heating up slightly, although we certainly hope that won’t stop you from getting out on court. See the link below for our March highlights and upcoming events for April.

-          Junior Program – We are currently in the middle of the mid-term break for the Junior Program. Classes will resume on Sunday the 9th of April. Due to some unusually bad weather this season there will be some sessions needing to be made up. This will be possible during the remaining part of the term, or in the week immediately following the completion of the program on June 3rd. Please keep an eye out for further communication pertaining to this.   

-          Junior Club Championships – The Junior club Championships finals were held on Saturday March the 11th. From a coaching standpoint it was extremely pleasing to see the high level of sportsmanship being displayed by players of all age groups throughout the entire tournament. Special mentions must go out to the winners and Runners up of each of the age groups: U10 Winner: Youssef Kassem, Runner Up: Omar Wali. U12 Winner: Sasha Darre, Runner Up: Aayan Raie. U14 Winner: Nico Sartoretti, Runner Up: Alex Schubert!

-          Adult master classes – We have a variety of offerings for adult members of all ability levels. Whether you are advanced, a beginner or haven’t picked up a racket for a few years we will find an appropriate place for you. Contact Jake Gard’ner for further information

-          Men’s Sunday Match-play – Sunday evenings through the remainder of the season we will be holding a men’s match-play league for intermediate and advanced level players. Matches are taking place from 8-10pm, for further enquiries please contact Jake.gardner@talisefitness.com to register.

-          Ladies doubles league finals – On Tuesday March the 14th JBH played host to the finals of the second round of the Dubai interclub ladies doubles league, a league which was co-founded by PBI and has grown very steadily over the past 4 seasons. This particular finals saw the largest turnout yet, with some 80 ladies convening at the club for the trophy presentation and luncheon. Well done to all three of our PBI teams, each finishing in the top 3 of their respective divisions!  

-          Ladies Doubles League – Interested in joining a competitive yet fun ladies doubles league? We have teams in levels from an introductory level right through to advance players! Whether you are just starting to play points, or have been playing your whole life please get in contact withjake.gardner@talisefitness.com to discuss the league details.

-          Important note regarding hotel renovations – From a PBI and Tennis standpoint we will be making various amendments to current procedures to try to minimize the impact of the renovations to our members. Please check your emails and the Tennis notice boards for full information regarding the renovation of the hotel and subsequent court disruptions taking place from April 15th.

We look forward to dry and busy month on the courts and hope to see you all out as much as possible before the Ramadan celebrations in May!

Kind regards from your entire PBI Tennis team,


Jake Gard’ner

PBI Tennis Director

Direct number: +971 4 406 8802

Mobile number: +971 55 615 2697