Weekly Newsletter – 17th January 2020

Dear Member,

Hope you’ve had a great week! Here’s all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Get results from week 3 of the Inter Club Ladies Doubles League and check out our Rule and Tip of the Week from Coach Fuad. Find out What’s New at the club and check out our upcoming tournaments…Read on! 

What’s New?

Our Tournament Schedules are now out for Term 2! Keep up-to-date on our upcoming Junior and Adult tournaments for this term via our App or on our website. We are excited for the new term and encourage as many of you as possible to sign up for these tournaments as they are a great way to improve your game, stay fit, meet new people and above all, have fun!

A full schedule of our tournaments can be found on our App (see links at the end of this email if you’ve not yet downloaded it!) or keep an eye on our Instagram page: rackets_academy_dubai. For more information or to sign up, email info@racketsacademy.ae or WhatsApp our Tournament Director on 052 372 4224.

Good luck to Simon Roberts and Omar Behroozian who will battle it out for the trophy in the finals of our Men’s Mid-Term Championships, TODAY at 11.30am, Motor City. Come down and show the guys your support! 

Upcoming Tournaments

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

23rd & 24th Jan – U16 Girls & Boys UAE Ranking Tournament, Rackets Academy, Motor City

Rule of the Week: Racket Crossing the Net

A player may cross the net on a follow through from a shot as long as the ball was on that player’s side of the court when the ball was struck. The player can only reach over to play a ball if the spin or wind brings the ball back over the net to the side of the player who hit the shot, the opponent may then reach over the net and play the ball. They may not touch the net or the opponent’s court. This is the only situation when a player may reach over the net to play a ball. If the opponent does not play the ball and it bounces on the side of the player who hit the spin shot, that player who hit that shot wins the point.

The player in either situation may not touch the net, or the opponent’s court with anything he wears or carries or with any part of the body. Before you can hit a shot, the ball must first cross over the net to your side of the court.

Coach Fuad’s Tip of the Week: Early Preparation

“You may have heard your coach say, “Prepare early” or “Turn quickly”, and yet you’re still finding yourself preparing late for your strokes. Consequently, you hit the ball late, resulting in a poor shot.

You can never prepare “Too Early” – turn your hips and shoulders before the ball bounces on your side or even Immediately once you know which side of the court the ball is coming to. Good luck!“

Rackets Academy Larte Ladies League: Season 5

Good luck to all our lovely ladies for the new season of the Larte Ladies League which was due to start this week. Unfortunately the rain has hindered this so matches will start next week… that’s an extra week to practice and get your fitness levels back up ladies J

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

Well done to our ladies who played in Week 3 of the ILDL league. Congratulations to Rackets 1 who won their match.

Division A

Rackets 1 vs Rackets 2

Line 1: 4-6 7-5 (10-4) (winner: Rackets 1)

Line 2: 6-7 7-5 (3-10) (winner: Rackets 2)

Overall winner: Rackets 1

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Insta: @raladiesleague

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Have a great week!

Rackets Academy

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