Hope you’re well. Check out all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Find out who’s Player of the Week and get results from last weekend’s tournaments. We’ve got details of a very exciting dental offer for you and an interview with Coach Kirk. Get results from Week 7 of our Mrs Miyagis Ladies League and check out our Rule and Tip of the Week from Coach Luca. Lastly, don’t forget to take a look at our upcoming tournaments …Read on!
Player of the Week
Congratulations to Garv Bahl who is our Player of the Week. Garv was voted by the coaches for winning a set off Omar Alawadhi in the UTR Men’s Invitational Singles Finals last weekend. A fantastic performance Garv, well done!
UTR U14 Singles – Results
The UTR U14 Singles tournament is well under way; results from Round 16 are below. Good luck to those playing in the Quarter Finals this weekend.
E. Edavalath beat T. West 6-0 6-0
S. Sendilkumar beat M.Putic 1-6 7-5 (10-8)
D. Kanbargimath beat Y.Kassem 6-0 6-1
M. Malik beat G. Bocharov 6-2 6-1
D. Tamse beat K. Mouchantaf 7-5 6-2
H. Thabet beat S. Mehta 6-1 6-3
UTR Men’s Invitational Singles – Results
Congratulations to Omar Alawadhi who beat Garv Bahl 4-6 6-1 10-6 in what was a fantastic final of the tournament. Well done to both Omar & Garv for reaching the finals!
U16 Boys UAE Ranking Event – Results
Congratulations to Jozef Kottor who beat Aryan Nanda 7-5 6-2 in the finals of the U16 Boys UAE Ranking Event last weekend. Well done to you both on your fantastic performance throughout the tournament.
Check out our tournaments that are taking place over the next few weeks. To sign up, call 052 372 4224 TODAY or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To see the full tournament schedule for the term click here.
Fri 20th & Sat 21st November– U18 Boys & Girls UAE Ranking Event, RA, Motor City
Fri 27th & Sat 28th November – UTR U17 Boys & Girls Singles, Sofitel & RA, Motor City
Fri 4th & Sat 5th December – UTR U13 Boys & Girls Singles, Rackets Academy, Motor City
Sun 13th Dec – Sat 2nd Jan – 30K Rackets Academy Head Championships, RA Motor City
Exclusive Offer! 20% Off on Dental Services for Rackets Academy family
Here’s a special treat… for your teeth! We have partnered with Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic to give all our clients at Rackets Academy an exclusive 20% off on all dental services.
How to avail the discount:
1. Prior booking is mandatory via phone (+971 50 332 3606) or at drmichaels.com/appointment.
2. Simply quote the discount code RA20 upon booking.
3. On the day of your appointment, kindly present your Emirates ID at the reception.
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Mrs Miyagi’s Ladies League: Season 6 – Results
Well done to everyone who played in Week 7 of our Mrs Miyagi’s Ladies League. Congratulations to The Match Makers, Passing Shots, The Aces and Bulldogs who won their matches. See scores below.
Baseliners vs The Match Makers
Line 1: 6-6 (7-9) 6-2 (10-6) (winner: Baseliners)
Line 2: 2-6 0-6 (winner: The Match Makers)
Overall Winner: The Match Makers
Passing Shots vs Rackettes
Line 1: 6-4 6-2 (winner: Rackettes)
Line 2: 6-2 4-6 2-10 (winner: Passing Shots)
Overall Winner: Passing Shots
The Aces vs Simon’s Samurai
Line 1: 6-6 (7-2) 6-0 (winner: The Aces)
Line 2: 6-1 6-0 (winner: The Aces)
Overall Winner: The Aces
The Mentalists vs Bulldogs
Line 1: 6-2 2-6 9-11 (winner: Bulldogs)
Line 2: 1-6 5-7 (winner: Bulldogs)
Overall Winner: Bulldogs
Interview with Coach Kirk
This week’s interview is with Rackets Academy Coach, Kirk Rebuyas.
1. Who is your favourite professional player?
My favourite player would have to be Roger Federer as he showcases great sportsmanship in the sport.
2. Why do you love tennis?
Tennis has taught me a lot over the years, but one thing that has kept me at the sport is because it’s a good way to sweat and burn some calories and we get to enjoy playing the sport despite what age we are in.
3. How did you get into tennis?
It was because of my dad i started playing tennis. He would take me out to the courts when he would play with his friends and when he bought me my first racket made out of plastic i just started swinging.
4. When did you start playing tennis?
I started playing at the age of 5 years old
5. List 3 things you like about Rackets Academy
- The working environment and the people around.
- We have a good, strong team at Rackets Academy.
- Being part of the Elite performance programme, I enjoy being challenged by working and developing our player’s game to perform to their best potential to compete.
Rule of the Week
If any part of a ball touches a line, the ball is good. A ball 99% out is still 100% good. A player shall not call a ball out unless the player clearly sees space between where the ball hits and a line.
Coach Luca’s Tip of the Week: Splitting the Court into Zones
“If we split the court into 4 zones you can highlight what you should be doing to win your matches through smart consistent play!
Red zone – Understand that you are in a defensive positive behind the baseline so you should look to play with height and depth .
Orange zone- Understand that you are in a neutral position so you should try to identify opportunities to put yourself in an offensive position.
Yellow zone- Understand that you are in an offensive position so look to take initiative to take TIME away from your opponent while looking for space.
Green zone- understand that your goal is to finish the point when you close out the net..…Good luck!“
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