Weekly Newsletter – 16th December 2019

Dear Member,

That’s a wrap! As the term draws to a close and we begin the festive period, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Find out who is our Player of the week along with results and winners of the Larte Ladies League. We have results from week 1 of the new Inter Club Ladies Doubles League and check out our Rule and Tip of the Week from Coach Sarah. Find out what’s new at the club. Read on…

Player of the week

This week’s Player of the Week goes to one of our lovely coaches, James Lenton. James played some amazing tennis in his match against Pierre Dumas in the Mid-Term Championships in a fantastic 3 set quarter final which he battled on through despite an injury. Well done James!

What’s New?

We are offering Kids Multi-Sports Camps at 7 venues across Dubai over the winter break!

Motor City – Lakes – Springs – Palm – Ranches 2 – Mudon – Al Barari

Activities include: Tennis, Football, Karate, Swimming, Dance, Xfit, CrossFit Kids

Dates:

  • Week 1 (5 days) – Sun 15th December  – Thurs 19th December
  • Week 2 (4 days) – Sun 22nd December – Thurs 26th December (excluding 25th)
  • Week 3 (4 days) – Sun 29th December – Thurs 2nd January (excluding 1st)

There’s still time to sign up! For more information or to register, email your name and mobile number to: register@racketsacademy.ae.

Rackets Academy Winter Championships – Sign up TODAY!

There’s still time to sign up for the Rackets Academy Winter Championships for a chance to WIN AED 20,000 prize money! Don’t delay, sign up today! See below for more details.

  • Date: 15th December 2019 – 4th January 2020
  • Entry fees in accordance with Tennis Emirates Regulations
  • Multiple category entries allowed
  • Matches will be played across different Rackets Academy Venues

To register, email your name and mobile number to: register@racketsacademy.ae. Places are limited, so sign up TODAY for a chance to WIN AED 20,000 prize money!

Rackets Academy Mid-Term Championships: Results to date

Our Mid-Term Championships are well underway with the semi-finals set to take place this week. See results so far, below…

Quarter Final Results:

Simon Roberts bt Elias Anwar 6-0 6-0

Hamad Janahi bt Fuad Quadri 7-5 3-6 ret.

Piere Dumas bt James Lenton 4-6 6-1 6-0

Omar Behroziyan bt Zeljko Gakovic 6-0 6-2

Semi Final Results:

Simon Roberts vs Hamad Janahi – walkover

Piere Dumas vs Omar Behroziyan – 0-6 1-6

Final to be played:

Simon Roberts v Omar Behroziyan

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:

15th Dec – 4th Jan – Rackets Academy Winter Championships 2019/20

Laurits reaches finals in U10 School Circuits

Congratulations to Rackets Academy’s Performance Player, Laurits Ostergaard who made the finals in his U10 School Circuit this week. Well done Laurits on another fantastic performance throughout the tournament.

Rule of the Week

When volleying, you can always follow through beyond the net, without any contact with the net. However, the ball has to pass over the net to your side before you hit a volley or a smash!

Coach Sarah’s Tip of the Week: Ball Trajectory

“The trajectory of your ball says a lot about the way you’re hitting a ball. I’ll explain the swing in 4 steps; 1. Position, 2. Preparation, 3. Timing, 4. Follow through.

These steps are a chain. If any of the steps are not done well, it affects your overall shot.

If you don’t reach well, it will effect step 2, 3 and 4. If you reached well but your preparation wasn’t all there, your shot wouldn’t go through well. If you get step 1 and 2 right but hit the ball either too early or too late, same thing. And finally if step 1, 2 and 3 are intact and your follow through wasn’t complete, you’ll miss a great shot.

So players need to be fully aware of how they are getting ready to hit a shot. In case of a miss, self-correction is easier knowing which of these steps was the root cause of it. Good luck!“

Rackets Academy Larte Ladies League: Season 4, Week 10 & 11 Results & Winners

As another great season draws to a close for our lovely Ladies League players, we would like to say thank you and well done to you all. Results from week 10 & 11 matches are below.

Congratulations to our champions Rackettes (George’s team) for winning Division A in a fantastic super tie-break playoff against Full Metal Rackets (Moro’s team). Congratulations to Slice Girls (Joseph’s team) for taking the trophy for Division B.  

Congratulations to Silki Guha who is our Larte Ladies League Players of the Week for week 10. Silki wins a brunch for two at Larte Restaurant in Studio City. Silki was voted for Player of the Week by the coaches for her fantastic performance in her first ever doubles match. Well done Silki on this well-deserved award!  

A LEAGUE:

Rackettes vs Venus Angels – week 10

Line 1: 6-7 4-6 (winner: Venus Angels)

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

Overall Winner: Rackettes

Rackettes vs Full Metal Rackets (Playoff) – week 11

Line 1: 3-6 6-1 (10-6)

Overall Winner: Rackettes

B LEAGUE:

Slice Girls vs The Aces – week 10

Line 1: 6-3 6-1 (winner: Slice Girls)

Line 2: friendly (winner: The Aces)

Overall Winner: The Aces

Bulldogs vs Team Simon – week 10

Line 1: 6-0 6-0 (winner: Bulldogs)

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

Overall Winner: Bulldogs

Bulldogs vs Team Kirk – week 11

Line 1: walkover (winner: Bulldogs)

Line 2: walkover (winner: Bulldogs)

Overall Winner: Bulldogs

The Aces vs Team Simon – week 11

Line 1: 2-6 3-6 (winner: Team Simon)

Line 2: friendly

Overall Winner: The Aces

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

Well done to our ladies who played in Week 1 of the new ILDL league and good luck to you all for the new season. This week’s results are below.

Division A

Rackets 2 vs JBH

Line 1: 2-6 3-6 (winner: JBH)

Line 2: 3-6 6-7 (winner: JBH)

Overall winner: JBH

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Enjoy the festive break!

Rackets Academy

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