Weekly Newsletter – 13th February 2020

Dear Member,

Hope you’ve had a great week! Here’s all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Find out who our Larte League Player of the Week is and get results from week 3 of the league. We also have results from week 7 of the Inter Club Ladies Doubles League and from the Green Ball Tournament last weekend. Check out our Rule and Tip of the Week from Coach Innocent and find out What’s New at the club. Don’t forget to sign up for the Orange Ball Tournament taking place this tomorrow…Read on! 

What’s New?

We are delighted to announce our new Ladies Coffee Morning at Al Barari – Body Language, every Wednesday 8.30-10.30am. Two hours of organised match play in a relaxed environment. It’s a great way to meet new people. Everyone is welcome and price includes a coffee or refreshment in The Farm afterwards. Simply sign up through our mobile app.

Larte League Player of the Month – Sponsored by Al Barari – Body Language Spa

Rackets Academy will be introducing a Larte Ladies League Player of the Month starting this month. Body Language Spa at Al Barari will be sponsoring the league and is offering a 60-minute facial or massage to the Larte Player of the Month. Good luck to all our ladies!!

Results from Green Ball Tournament

Well done to everyone who took part in our Green Ball Tournament last weekend. Congratulations to our Champion Laurits Oestergaard who beat Leon Wojciechowski 4-1 in the final! Well played boys!

Upcoming Tournaments

Check out our tournaments that are taking place over the next few weeks. To sign up, call 052 372 4224 TODAY or email register@racketsacademy.ae:

Fri 14th February, 4pm – Orange Ball Tournament, Rackets Academy, Motor City

Fri 21st February, 4pm – Red Ball Tournament, Sofitel Hotel, The Palm

20th & 21st February – Under 14 Girls & Boys UAE Ranking Tournament, Motor City

Rule of the Week

It’s not wise to show your opponent that you are tired during the game…Deal with negative body language.

Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week: What to do with an aggressive return

“One important tip for doubles is to react properly to an aggressive return. In case the receiver’s return is powerful enough that the serving team needs to attack, the receiver and the partner should position themselves in a volley position while moving forward in the center of the service box making sure that both sides of the net are covered. If the receiver’s return hits down the line, then both the receiver and the partner should cover the down the line side of the net.

At this stage, the server’s partner is vulnerable in his volleying position (near the net as mentioned above) so he/she has to move slightly backwards and wait for the receiver’s team return. The server has to move left to get the ball so the partner has to go in the same direction to cover the gap between them. Too large a gap between each partner can make the team vulnerable, as the opponent will certainly attack down the middle or in between you and your partner…Good luck!“

Rackets Academy Larte Ladies League: Season 5

Well done to all the ladies who played in week 3 of the league. Congratulations to Halep’s Honey’s, Full Metal Rackets and The Aces for winning their matches. See scores below.

Congratulations to Michaela Maskova who is our Larte Ladies League Player of the Week for week 3. Michaela wins a brunch for two at Larte Restaurant in Studio City. She was voted for Player of the Week by the coaches for playing her best tennis to date last week in a superior performance at the net to win top line in her Division A match, keeping her team in touching distance of the league leaders. Well done Michaela!

Division A

Triple Shots vs Halep’s Honey’s

Line 1: 2-6 2-6 (winner: Halep’s Honey’s)

Line 2: 3-6 1-6 (winner: Halep’s Honey’s)

Overall Winner: Halep’s Honey’s

Full Metal Rackets vs Rackettes

Line 1: 6-7 3-6 (winner: Rackettes)

Line 2: 6-2 6-0 (winner: Full Metal Rackets)

Overall Winner: Full Metal Rackets

Division B

The Aces vs Team Simon

Line 1: 6-2 6-3 (winner: The Aces)

Line 2: 6-1 6-3 (winner: The Aces)

Overall Winner: The Aces

Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL), series 20 Results

Well done to our ladies who played in Week 7 of the ILDL and congratulations to our Rackets 1 ladies in line 1 who won their match!

Division A

T360 vs Rackets Academy 2

Line 1: 6-4 6-3 (winner: T360)

Line 2: 6-4 6-2 (winner: T360)

Overall winner: T360

Rackets 1 vs JBH

Line 1: 2-6 0-6 (winner: JBH)

Line 2: 6-1 6-4 (winner: Rackets 1)

Overall winner: JBH

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Have a great week!

Rackets Academy

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