He emphasizes that the project would have no negative effects on the ecosystem, and its coral reef design will allow it to blend in with the environment.
Thus far, no investors have come on board to fund the center, but Kotala still believes in its viability as a world-class tennis facility and commercial space.
To him, it represents the perfect nexus of "technology, ecology and sport."
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A scuba diver mans the world's first underwater post office as a snorkeller uses the aquatic post box off the coast of Hideaway Island in Vanuatu, 30 June 2003, which was established to celebrate the 83-island archipelago's staus as a marine paradise. Customers buy special waterproof postcards available on land before diving three metres down to have their mail embossed with a waterproof stamp whilst being surrounded by coral and multicoloured fish. (Photo credit should read CRAIG BERULDSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Jason de Caires Taylor poses with sculptures during a dive. May 15, 2006. Deep under the seas of the Mexican Caribbean these statues look like relics of an ancient civilisation. Located in the National Marine Park, on the west coast of Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, it will be the world's largest undetwater sculpture museum. Showing three life size sculptures are the first of 400 that will be laid on the seabed over the next 13 months. Founded by Jaime Gonzalez Cano of The National Marine Park, Roberto Diaz of The Cancun Nautical Association and renowned British underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the underwater museum is designed to celebrate the Mayan history of the region and act as an artificial reef. (Photo by Jason de Caires / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
Underwater Hotel Suite with view of Ambassador Lagoon, Dubai.