Gearhouse Broadcast Chosen to Serve up Broadcast Solutions at Qatar Tennis Centre


A reputation for precision and flexibility helped Gearhouse Broadcast secure the contract to expand existing broadcast services at the prestigious Khalifa Tennis and Squash Centre in Doha, Qatar, with associates AV Tech.

The Khalifa Tennis and Squash Centre complex is owned and operated by the Qatar Tennis Federation and governed by the Qatar National Olympic Committee, who made Gearhouse Broadcast, which has offices in both Doha and Dubai, and AV Tech preferred providers after the success of a number of previous joint projects.

These have included broadcast cabling and audio visual solutions contracts at the Khalifa and various other national sports arenas including; the Aspire Tower and Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, Qatar Sports Club, Al Arabi Sports Club, Al Khor Sports Club, Al Wakrah Sports Club and the Al Saad Sports Club.

Eamonn Dowdall, Managing Director at Gearhouse Broadcast, said: “We are highly skilled in the provision of broadcast infrastructure installations, and in particular, the area of venue cabling having carried out numerous installations in the region previously at prestigious arenas such as the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, the Aspire Tower and the previous installation at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Centre.

“This installation will be challenging because we need to remove all the existing cables and re-terminate them during the re-install.  Meticulous planning and flexibility will also be required to deal with the changing client requirements.”

The Khalifa Tennis and Squash Centre complex consists of a Centre Court with a capacity of 4,250 spectators,  two competition courts with a capacity of 600 people on each, two indoor training and practice courts with a 130 seating capacity plus14 outdoor training and practice courts..

Gearhouse Broadcast’s previous project at the complex included installing abroadcast infrastructure that covered every area of the club, including the field areas, commentator rooms, the stand areas, press rooms and practice courts.

The new installation will consist of installing wall boxes in two new courts, upgrading the existing TV rooms systems from SD to HD, fibre linking all wall boxes as well as removing the existing TV room equipment, making it safe during building works and then reinstalling it in a new complex.

To complete the installation, Gearhouse Broadcast will be providing a crew of three Riggers/Wiremen and a Project Manager/Engineer.