Community Initiatives


Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open invites students in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to participate in the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open 2024 – Schools Program.  This exceptional opportunity encompasses a series of engaging events that promise to enrich student’s educational experience and elevate each school’s profile on a national scale.

The program encompasses a holistic blend of educational and creative elements:

  • Offering various participation opportunities
  • Introduction to the exciting sport of tennis
  • Engaging events like morning assemblies, roadshows, and art competition will keep students excited about learning, contributing within a vibrant school environment
  • Through the engagement of parents, students and teachers in the Nationwide Art Competition, Ball Kids program & Closing Ceremony the Programme aims to foster a sense of community pride and unity!

For any queries relating to Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Schools Programme and to find out how your school can get involved, contact


Supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the UAE Tennis Federation, the Line Umpire Training Program provides practical on-court tuition, including techniques, calls and signals, before participants will be tasked with officiating during matches as part of the Road to Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open community program.

Away from the court, participants of the Local Line Umpire Training Program will learn about some of the key elements associated with professional tennis worldwide, such as understanding the three governing bodies and gaining insight into the structure and level of tournaments, along with the role of officials.

The Local Line Umpire Training Program runs from January 5th-28th.

For more information, and to register, click here


Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Schools Program brings you the Nationwide Art Competition!

The Nationwide Art Competition is set to ignite creativity and innovation in students. The competition will be based on the idea of creating upcycled art around the campaign theme “SHOWCASING TENNIS USING RECYCLE ITEMS” which will inspire all children across the emirate to showcase their artistic talents whilst promoting the importance of sustainability.

Exciting rewards program that includes-

•A day in the life of a kid at MADO

•Shadowing a Tennis Star

•25 winners to receive a MADO school bag filled with MADO merchandise

25 best models will be displayed at the MADO village for on-site voting!

Submission Deadline- 10th January 2024

A lifetime opportunity awaits you, so make sure to register for the NATIONWIDE ART COMPETITION!


If you’re a tennis player who dreams of being up close and personal with the pros at a major tennis tournament, being a Ball Kid may be just the thing to make that dream come true. An essential part of any competition, these talented teens know that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to doing the job well. And with that focus and effort, come some pretty cool rewards.

Ball Kids operate in a rather complex system, sending balls between each other to make sure that a player never has to break his or her concentration during a game. While their main job is to keep things flowing, they also support player comfort, and these up-close interactions often provide fun stories to share after the match.

To become a ball kid, you should be a tennis player between 12 – 18 years old with the motivation to train for this special role! A series of practice sessions will be scheduled to make sure you have all of the tools you need to be in with the chance of being right amongst the action.

Sign up here to be one of the Ball Kids at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open 2024!

Training sessions are to be held at Active Al Marayah Island for 2 hours 4 pm-6 pm every Friday from 27th October 2023 until 03rd February 2024.

For more information, contact Salma at