J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day

The JP Morgan Kids’ Day brings children of any skill and all ages from local schools, to participate in an entertaining and interactive clinic. This event takes place on Sunday the 19th of February, and Monday the 20th of February, during the WTA tournament week, and on Monday the 27th of February, during the ATP tournament week. These days provide a great opportunity for the children to learn about tennis, experience playing tennis, see what it takes to be a ball kid, meet the tennis stars, and have a chance to get the tennis stars’ autographs.

WTA - Sunday 19 February 9.30am & Monday 20 February 9am
ATP - Monday 27 February 10am

Tennis Emirates Days

The Tennis Emirates Clinic brings members of the UAE Tennis Emirates Junior Development Program, and young boys and girls from different schools together to participate in their skills clinic. In this clinic, the children will get a chance to practice and improve their tennis skills, while getting encouragement and tips from top WTA and ATP players.

WTA - Tuesday 21 February 10am
ATP - Tuesday 28 February 10am

Special Needs Clinic

There will be two special needs clinics held for children with special needs. The first Clinic is sponsored by Lacoste and will be on Wednesday the 22nd of February during the WTA tournament week. The second clinic is sponsored by Dubai Duty Free and will be held on Wednesday the 1st of March during the ATP tournament week.

The children get the opportunity to participate in an exciting day that is specifically designed for children with special needs. They will get to meet the tennis stars and DDFTC mascots Ace and Annette. They will get the chance to enjoy on court activities and photograph sessions with the top WTA and ATP players.

Lacoste Special Needs Clinic - Wednesday 22 February 10-12 noon
DDF Special Needs Clinic – Wednesday 1 March 10-12 noon

Autograph Sessions

Autograph sessions will be held on the Monday of both weeks in the Tennis Village

Monday 20 February at 10.30am
Monday 27 February at 1.00pm


Entertainers will perform for the spectators and fans in the village throughout the tournament.

Big Screens

Big Screens will feature the live action in the Tennis Village throughout the tournament. The Tennis Village is open to the general public.