Luxury towers aim to score match points

A property development group is planning to take a leaf out of the book of Arab emirate Dubai and to construct 10 luxury apartment towers around Israel, each with a full-sized tennis court on the roof, reports The Capital Group is planning at least three of the towers to be in the Sharon area, with one in Kfar Saba, one in Hod Hasharon and another in Netanya. According to the report, the group is calling the apartment buildings "Sport Towers" and says they are aimed at residents wishing to lead sporty lives. Each building will contain a squash court, a basketball and soccer court, a fitness room and parking for bicycles, as well as what is expected to be the main attraction - a tennis court on the roof, 100 meters above ground level. The tennis courts will be modeled after the one at the famed Burj Al-Arab hotel in Dubai, the iconic sail-shaped hotel that contains the world's highest tennis court, located 211 meters above the ground. The report said a group of purchasers for the 84 apartments in the first tower had already been established, in the record time of just 10 days from the beginning of marketing. Work on the first tower is expected to begin soon.