Hope you’ve had a great week. Check out all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Find out who our Players of the Week are, and how our ladies got on in Week 4 of the doubles league. Read our Tip & Rule of the Week from Coach Sam and find out ‘What’s New’ at the club. Don’t forget to sign up to our Red Ball Tournament this weekend. Read on!
Players of the Week
Congratulations to our Players of the Week, Helen Hughes and Stephanie Edwards. Helen and Stephanie receive this award for their brilliant performance in their doubles match last week. Well done ladies!
Our preloved tennis balls are being enjoyed by the kids at RRUP school in Ullannur, Kerala, India. The kids are now all kitted out and ready to play tennis!
Friday 17th May, 5pm – Red Ball Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Friday 24th May, 5pm – Orange Ball Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Rule of the Week
The ball can hit any part of the line for the point to be called ‘in’. If it is outside the line, then the ball is ‘out’.
Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week: Making Smart Choices
“Making smart choices during matches is just as important as good execution. This includes knowing when to change direction. Some players change direction without any reason to do so and put themselves in a poor position to return their opponent’s ball. The general rule of thumb is to only change direction when a ball is weak; don’t change direction on good quality balls. Find the right moment to change direction. Good luck!”
Rackets Academy Ladies League, Season 3 – Results
Well done to all the ladies who played in week 4 of our ladies doubles league and congratulations to Rackettes, Full Metal Rackets, Baseliners and Bulldogs who won their matches!
Drop Shots vs Rackettes
Line 1: 4-6 2-6 (winner: Rackettes)
Line 2: 4-6 2-6 (winner: Rackettes)
Overall Winner: Rackettes
Full Metal Rackets vs Venus Angels
Line 1: 6-3 2-6 10-8 (winner: Full Metal Rackets)
Line 2: 6-3 6-3 (winner: Full Metal Rackets)
Overall Winner: Full Metal Rackets
Baseliners vs The Aces
Line 1: 6-1 6-6 7-4 (winner: Baseliners)
Line 2: 6-1 6-1 (winner: Baseliners)
Overall winner: Baseliners
Bulldogs vs Slice Girls
Line 1: 5-7 6-3 7-10 (winner: Slice Girls)
Line 2: 5-7 6-4 10-6 (winner: Bulldogs)
Overall Winner: Bulldogs
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Have a great week!