Badminton players and enthusiasts in the town have a reason to cheer themselves up as a new state-of-the-art badminton courts with a gallery facility opened in Muscat recently.
Amit Narang, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, Hisham bin Juma al Sinani (DG of Sports, Welfare and Development, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth), inaugurated the much-awaited AMM Sports Arena on May 17.
The badminton facility is set up in accordance to the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) international norms and regulations and approved by Oman Badminton Committee.
The dignitaries present included Khalfan al Majrafi, General-Secretary, Oman Badminton Committee, Sajjad bin Mohammed bin Baqir al Lawati, Vice-Chairman, Oman Table Tennis Association, Dr Marwan bin Juma bin Ali al Juma, Chairman – Oman Hockey Association and Anoop Bijily, Second Secretary to Indian Ambassador.
With its sleek design and cutting-edge features including five internationally approved badminton courts and table tennis facility, the arena promises to deliver an exceptional playing experience for both amateur enthusiasts and professional athletes alike.
AMM Sports, a leading provider of sports and recreation facilities, is the key promoter of this brand-new badminton/sports arena. The arena is located in Ghala and is easily accessible from both Sultan Qaboos Street and Muscat Expressway.
The highlight of the courts is the BWF approved APACS Red Mat, a first time in Oman.
The courts will be lit up with excellent lighting system with nine preset conditions for all operations.
The specially designed spectators’ gallery has a capacity of 200 persons.
Certified trainers for coaching beginners, intermediate and advance players will be available at the centre, which also have a dedicated table tennis playing area.
Speaking to Oman Observer, Muhammad Haroos, one of the stakeholders of the centre, said the badminton facility was result of the hardwork of a group of dedicated badminton enthusiasts.
Other stakeholders include Gineeth, Rengarajan, Tariq, Ashutosh, Nisaar and Rahul.
Among the upcoming plans, they said a full-fledged table tennis academy, gymnasium, gaming station, billiards and pool table provisions are on the pipeline.
Most of the new facilities are to come on the first floor of the centre, where the provisions are set to accommodate these, said Dr Simon Joseph of AMM Sports.
“The centre will cater to the growing demand for quality recreational opportunities in the area. The establishment of this modern badminton court is a testament to the group’s commitment to promoting active lifestyles and fostering a vibrant sports community,” said Lijihas Ussain, one among the many parents who were present at the grand opening ceremony.
AMM Sports Arena look forward to welcoming sports enthusiasts, athletes and the community at large to experience the excitement and possibilities that this facility offers. (For enquiries – 92144925/97446582/ firstname.lastname@example.org).
AMM Group is a company based in Oman that has been in the sports equipment’s supply industry for the past seven years.
Pics by Khalfan al Ruzaiqi