Weekly Newsletter – 18th April 2019

 

Dear Member,

 

Welcome back to Term 3, we hope you enjoyed the mid-term break. Take advantage of our ‘Early Bird’ prices by paying for your lesson package within the first month.  Find out latest results from our ILDL series and more about our Championships Finals Day on Friday! We have a Tip & Rule of the Week from Coach Sean and find out ‘What’s New’ at the club. We are also offering a FREE yoga class for our ladies league players next Tuesday. Read on!

 

Term 3 begins…Register TODAY!

Registration for Term 3 is now open (April 14th to July 6th 2019). Tennis programmes in Dubai will be held in Motor City, The Palm,  Fitness First Clubs at Arabian Ranches 2, The Lakes and the Springs, Silicon Oasis, Al Furjan and more. Select your preferred time, coach and location NOW as all programmes have limited availability and are on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. WhatsApp us on 052 992 8595, email us at register@racketsacademy.ae or visit our website at www.racketsacademy.ae. Pay within the first month to take advantage of our ‘Early Bird’ prices. Prices will remain the same unless payment is made one month late.

 

Season 3 of the ladies league  – let’s go!

Our ladies are all geared up for season 3 of our Rackets Academy ladies doubles league. This season we have 9 teams playing across 4 locations. Good luck ladies!

 

FREE yoga class for RA Ladies League Players!

We would like to invite our Rackets Academy Ladies League Players to a FREE yoga session next Tuesday 23rd April, 8.45am at Motor City. No need to sign up, just turn up on the day! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL), series 18 Div A results

Congratulations to our ILDL ladies who played two matches last week and won both!  Fantastic work ladies!

Safa Park vs Rackets Academy

Line 1: 5-7 3-6 (winner: Rackets Academy)

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

Overall winner: Rackets Academy

Rackets Academy vs Atlantis Elite

Line 1: 7-6 6-1 (winner: Rackets Academy)

Line 2: 6-3 2-6 6-10 (winner: Atlantis Elite)

Overall winner: Rackets Academy

 

Rackets Academy Championships 2019 – Finals Day, Friday 19th April

After an exciting couple of weeks with some fantastic tennis, our Rackets Academy Championships 2019 draws to a close this Friday 19th April. The order of play is up on our App and the matches will be taking place throughout the day from 11am. Come on down to the club to show your support for our finalists. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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 26th April, 4pm – Orange Ball Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City

 

Easter Tennis & Multi-Sports Kids Camp Update

We had another great group of kids join our Easter Tennis & Multi-Sports Camp over the mid-term break! Thanks to all for making it such a fun few weeks!

 

What’s New?

We are delighted to introduce you to Coach Simon who recently joined the club. Simon was ranked Top 20 in the UK. He was 14 times Lancashire Men’s County Champion and is an ex no. 1 Touch Tennis player in the world. He then went on to become a professional tennis player ranked 747th in the world. When Simon retired from professional tennis, he held match point against American no.1 and world no. 7 Mardy Fish.

Simon worked for 3 years with ex world  no. 2 junior player Liam Broady who made the Wimbledon junior singles final and won the junior Wimbledon doubles final. As a doubles pair, they made the semi-finals of a $15K futures tournament in Belgium! Simon worked as a travelling coach for ITF, WTA and ATP players, taking them to tournaments all of the world.

Simon has 15 years’ experience as a high performance tennis coach having worked at  prestigious tennis academies such as Bolton Arena UK and La Manga Tennis Club, Spain. He also holds an LTA level 4 Senior Performance Coach Award.

Simon shares his passion and enthusiasm for tennis with his students, helping them to become the best players they can be. Creating a fun and challenging learning environment in which to improve their game!

 

Rule of the Week: Foot Fault

During the service motion, the server shall not:

  1. Change position by walking or running, although slight movements of the feet are permitted; or
  2. Touch the baseline or the court with either foot; or
  3. Touch the area outside the imaginary extension of the sideline with either foot; or
  4. Touch the imaginary extension of the centre mark with either foot

If the server breaks this rule, it is a “Foot Fault”.

Case 1: In a singles match, is the server allowed to serve standing behind the part of the baseline between the singles sideline and the doubles sideline? Decision: No.

Case 2: Is the server allowed to have one or both feet off the ground? Decision: Yes.

 

Coach Sean’s Tip of the Week: The Slice

“A slice is effective for many reasons. If you’re stretched wide, the slice can be a safe, defensive shot that will get you back in the point. When hit as a rally ball, the backspin slows the pace of the shot and keeps the ball low and out of your opponent’s strike zone. When you’re inside the court, you can be more aggressive with the slice by driving a deep, low, skidding shot that you can follow to the net. It’s also the spin you need to be successful with volleys and drop shots. Good luck!”

 

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Have a great week!

Rackets Academy

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