Sports star Tim Henman to play at Tennis in the Palace

Sports star Tim Henman to play at Tennis in the Palace

Set to take place from March 12 to 14 2015

Sponsored by Iconic British brand Fortnum & Mason, Tennis at The Palace, will soon begin with its quintessentially British garden party featuring exhibition tennis from former Grand Slam legends

Held at the lavish Emirates Palace, the UAE capital's new sporting event – which is also supported by luxury quarterly publication Simply Abu Dhabi – will soon host a tennis match with British tennis legend Tim Henman.

Known for his elegant serve-and-volley game, the 11 ATP title-holder is set to be joining Tennis at The Palace from March 12 to 14, along with other world-class players and first class hospitality.

Vicky Collins, Tournament Director of Tennis at the Palace, said, "Following our launch last month at Emirates Palace, the interest from both local and British brands has been fantastic. We really do pride ourselves on working with the best and, in my opinion, it does not get much better than Fortnum & Mason. Along with sponsors, Emirates Palace and Etihad Airways we are confident in delivering a world class tennis event."

Collins also added that, "Tim is thrilled to be coming to Abu Dhabi for tennis; he is familiar with the region through his other sporting passion for golf, However to have him return to play grass court tennis in Abu Dhabi is so exciting for us all. We will continue to work to secure more players and partners in January 2015.''