Posted on January 13, 2016

Qatar University (QU) mass communication student Ibrahim Kardaman (pictured) won 3rd place in the Giant Tennis Ball Selfie Competition, an initiative of ExxonMobil Qatar and Qatar Tennis Federation as part of the events leading up to the recent Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

300 QU students participated in the competition and the Mini Tennis Court matches which were coordinated by QU Sports Activities Department. In the Selfie competition, students were required to follow ExxonMobil Qatar’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, take a selfie with a giant branded tennis ball and post it on hashtag #EMTennis or ExxonMobil_QA. In the Mini-Court activities, students had the opportunity to showcase their tennis skills, and received promotional gift items for their performance. 

QU Associate VP for Student Life and Services Mr Abdulla Al-Yafei said: “Our students continue to demonstrate the QU spirit of engaging in community events and supporting local initiatives such as the Qatar ExxonMobil Open that bring youth together to display their talents and share experiences. With sports becoming a leading sector in Qatar, we are pleased to see our students’ enthusiasm to participate and showcase their creativity.” 

ExxonMobil Qatar President and General Manager Alistair Routledge said: “We were thrilled that the students at Qatar University were enthusiastic about the activities we planned leading up to the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2016. It has been great to see so many of them taking part. Through a variety of partnerships with local organizations such as Qatar University, we invest in programs that support education, professional workforce development, and active and healthy lifestyles within Qatar’s community -- critical to building a skilled and productive workforce that can sustain Qatar’s future. With the university’s support, we have been successful in highlighting the important role sports play in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people and of all of those in the communities to which they belong.”