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By on June 30, 2006, with 45 Comments

Sorry, not a true optical illusion this time, but I really had to post this amazing set of images. What’s going on here, is that this is the World’s highest tennis court. The photos are taken when Andre Agassi and the world No. 1, Roger Federer were shooting a commercial for Dubai Duty Free Men’s open. They were having friendly fight on the tennis court of Burj Al Arab in Dubai. You may notice a security mesh was preventing possible falls. Jump inside this article for more of these.

  • Dan

    That fantastic, not sure if i would want to stick my life on the line playing on that thing though.

  • Pouch

    thats awsome… although im 99% sure that that is a helecopter landing pad made to look like a tennis court for the commercial. thats intence though.

  • Bravery Onions

    what if a tennis ball falls off and kills someone?

  • M@kk

    It IS a landing pad. But the costs for the commercial will cope a life…

  • Hawkmage

    There is no way a falling tennis ball could kill someone. It’s mass to volume ratio and wind resistance would not allow it to be traveling at lethal speeds, it would be traveling around 70 mph.

  • pooter

    i dont think anyone stupid enough would jump of a high tennis court to get a stupid ball

  • Cool

    It’s on the Burj al-Arab Tower in Dubai. I think it’s a landing pad.

  • genius

    ive got the video clip of that but not the commercial one

  • cole

    that is true that it is a real tennis court its not a landing pad.check on google it will show it as the tallest tennis court in the world no helicopter landing pad

  • Darren

    I know this place. I studied it. It is the United Arab Emitries. They are frigin rich.

    • Quinn

      Yes, they are i live there. :/

  • Anonymous

    tHIS IS NOT AN ILLUSION!!!Its in the world recordb books for tallest hotel

  • Dijiboutiiii

    what if they fell and then landed on someone and died i don’t think that is real safe not having a fence around it.

  • Anonymous

    how could u play that high up it looks like it would be way to windy

  • MatthewC

    It is real everyone, I have it in my Guiness book of world records 2007 for the highest tennis court.
    Pretty cool though :D

  • Anonymous

    its a heli pad that gets converted for the rich players to play on

  • Anonymous

    whatll happen to the ball!!!

  • Me haha!!!


  • dale_cahill3

    It is an actual landing pad.


    Landing Pad

  • Anonymous

    Its not gonna kill anyone
    ive been here
    the hotels made on an island
    the ball would just fall into the water

  • Tennis Plaza

    This court would have been perfect to set a record for the longest in air lob record…..

  • Basioh

    i realy don’t understand why there isn’t a roof ore something there… and they should’vr build the field straight above the water.

  • Anonymous

    that is a landing pad ive been to that hotel and i use to live near there

  • Anonymous

    It would totally suck to lose a tennis ball over the edge!!

  • Anonymous

    OMG sum of u r so stupid! why would they make it look like a tennis court if it was a landing pad?

  • Anonymous

    ive played on that court but you have to pay £3000 so i wouldnt but the hotel is really nice inside i stayed in it for 3 weeks

  • Anonymous

    Lol…your right Bravley Onions!

  • tutifruti321

    i love lions do you love lions?

  • tutifruti321

    i would be scared incase i fell off!! lol

  • matt

    it would suck to have a box of never used tennis balls and trip on the and you fall in the safty fence but the box falls over the edge

  • WTF

    Wow, that’s great. Look at the slums down below with people starving while these douchebags are playing tennis without a care in the world.


  • Greg

    Geeze, there is only a really low, narrow barrier around that court! I’d be terrified of going back to return a shot and falling over the edge.

  • kevin

    this really isn’t an illusion

  • lolipop101

    not really an illusion but its must BEAUTIFUL view

  • Someone

    yeah ur right not and illusion
    but the it’s an interesting idea!
    hey wait..where’s the railings? what if u fall of?

  • kakaka

    OMG THATS ON THE OWL CITY COVER!!! :O im the first person 2 notice that…. hahaha….

  • alli

    i play tennis and i hate walking to the net to get a ball imagine going all the way down to get a lost ball

  • mumfydood

    u guys are weird i cant belive you think its an illusion its clearly NOT !!

  • http://www.ozoneeleven.com Khalid Janjua

    Yes I have seen Burl Al Arab Hotel and this is its helicopter pad where they temporarly made world’s height tennis court. Worth watching hotel and don’t forgot to see their disco at 26th floor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlo-Miguel-Delos-Angeles/100000740350035 Carlo Miguel Delos Angeles

    too high to fall down

  • http://rbleslie.piczo.com MissyMiss

    I really am wondering why they have a fence like that for someone to just trip and die? Like what the hell!

  • shruthi

    u guys are crazy u think somebody will cost their life to play a syupid tennis match. and u think im nuts ,this is an illusion!!!!!!?????????? i would like to play tooooo!!!!!! hahahahahahahaaha

  • toip

    if a ball hit someone at the base of the back of the neck it could kill them.

  • Pablo

    Fake.. You could easily fall over the mesh. The barrier should be vertical, NOT horizontal. Very silly.

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