Weekly Newsletter – 10th January 2020

Dear Member,

We’d like to wish all our members a very Happy New Year and hope that you had an enjoyable break. We are excited for the new term which started this week in all venues! Please contact your coach to register for the new term or for more information about lessons and classes please email info@racketsacademy.ae or call 052 992 8595.

Thanks to all the kids who took part in our Winter camps across Dubai; a great time was had by all. See you at the Easter Camp! Check out our Rule and Tip of the Week from Coach Sean and get the lowdown on Gulf United Academy’s football courses for the new term…Read on! 

Rackets Academy Winter Championships 2019/20 Results

Thanks and well done to everyone who took part in our Winter Championships 2019/20. Congratulations to our champions mentioned below and good luck to our U16 Boys and U14 Girls who are still to play their finals matches.

U10 Boys – Timur Gordeev bt Mithun Sendilkumar 4-2 4-1

U12 Boys – Kaushik Kumar bt Kidlat Estogero 6-0 6-2

U12 Girls – Larissa Brasil bt Kexin Li 6-2 6-2

U14 Boys – Jozef Kottor bt Muaz Malik 6-4 5-7 7-5

U16 Girls – Sonica Jadeesh bt Maria Karachaliou (walkover)

U18 Boys – Julappagari Reddy bt Ethan Milligan 6-2 6-1

U18 Girls – Lia Mosimann bt Diya Tamse 6-1 6-4

Men’s Singles – Omar Behroozian bt Walid Jallali 6-3, ret

Women’s Singles – Renee Acena bt Remi Krasnov 6-1 6-0

Men’s 35+ – Paul Sheeves bt Amr Hazem 7-6 1-6 6-1

Men’s Doubles – Joesph Serra & Francis Largo bt Kirk Rebuyas & Fuad Quadri 6-4 2-6 6-4

Mixed Doubles – Kirk Rebuyas & Laura Barbu bt Walid Jallali & Sonia Jallali 7-6 4-6 6-3

Gulf United Academy – Sign your kids up for the new football term TODAY!

Gulf United Academy’s new term starts this week, so sign your kids up TODAY for one of their tailored football coaching programmes that are running in 3 locations across Dubai. For more information or to sign up, email gua@racketsacademy.ae or call 052 992 8595.

Fitness First Mudon


7th Jan – 24th Mar (12 weeks)

4-5pm = 4-7 yrs

5-6pm = 8-12 yrs

Fitness First Lakes


13th Jan – 23rd March (11 weeks)

4-5pm = 2-6yrs

Sustainable City


6th Feb – 26th March (8 weeks)

5-6pm: 4-12yrs

Upcoming Tournaments

Check out our tournaments that are taking place over the next few weeks. To sign up, call 052 992 8595 TODAY or email register@racketsacademy.ae:

Friday 17th January, 4pm – U12 Girls & Boys, Rackets Academy, Motor City

Rule of the Week:

A player loses the point if they touch the net with their racket or any part of their body, intentionally or not.

Coach Sean’s Tip of the Week:

“Here are more tennis tips and tricks, involving skills, fundamentals, and techniques. Many players have difficulty with their serves. If you wish to ever play competitively, you must possess a solid, consistent serve. Here are some tennis tips and tricks that may help.

Are you serving into the net? Perhaps you are making contact with the ball too far in front of yourself. Try tossing the ball less far forward and lean in more just before the swing. Also, if you toss the ball much higher than your point of contact, it will produce a downward vector as it descends toward your racket.

Make certain that you toss the ball no more than three or four inches higher than your point of contact. And finally, put some top spin on the ball when you serve. A hard, flat serve will just barely clear the net, if at all, but a shot with top spin will clear the net with room to spare. Try implementing these tennis tips and tricks; they do work.

Are you hitting your serves hard, but way too long? This is a common problem; here are some tennis tips and tricks that may help you resolve it. Perhaps you are making contact with the ball too low, thus decreasing the angle from your racket over the net to your target area. Hitting the ball too low also disrupts the upward whipping action that is produced at full extension.

Make contact at full extension. Perhaps you’re making contact with the ball too far back. Make certain that you’re not tossing the ball too far back, or that you’re not leaning too far forward before your swing and therefore hitting the ball too far back.

These tennis tips and tricks help you make contact with the ball more in front of you and assure a lower hit. Good luck!“

Rackets Academy Larte Ladies League: Season 5 starts this week!

Our ladies were back to training this week as they gear up for season 5 of the Rackets Academy Larte Ladies League which starts next week! We wish all the teams the best of luck for the new season.

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Have a great week!

Rackets Academy

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