Here’s all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Find out who our Player of the Week is and how our ladies got on in week 2 of the Larte Ladies League. We have results from week 3 of the Inter Club Ladies Doubles League and from the Red Ball Tournament last weekend. Check out our Tip & Rule of the Week from Coach Innocent and find out What’s New at the club. We also have information on Football Taster Sessions with Gulf Academy United…Read on!
Player of the Week
This week’s Player of the Week goes to Larissa Brasil. Larissa receives this award for her consistent commitment during her training and for her performance in the Under 12s Future Pro UAE National Ranking event at Kings Al Barsha last weekend, in which she won her first match 6-1 6-2! Well done Larissa on this well-deserved award.
Football Taster Sessions with Gulf Academy United
Further to our announcement last week about our partnership with Gulf United Academy, we are delighted to announce that a series of taster sessions are being held across Dubai over the next two weeks as follows:
Monday 21st October, 5-6pm, Mudon
Monday 28th October, 5-6pm Foremarke School
Thursday 31st October, 5-6pm, Sustainable City
Sunday 3rd November, 5.30-6.30, Swiss School
To put your child’s name down for a taster session, email email@example.com or call 052 992 8595. For more information visit www.guacademy.com. Rackets Academy and Fitness First Members receive a 10% discount with GU Academy.
We are excited about the arrival of our smart new sofas in club colours, at our reception in Motor City! Just in time for the cooler weather!
Check out our tournaments that are taking place over the next few weeks. To sign up, call 052 992 8595 TODAY or email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Friday 25th October, 5pm – Green Ball Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Friday 1st November, 4pm – Orange Ball Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Red Ball Tournament Results
Well done to everyone who took part in our Red Ball Tournament last weekend. Congratulations to our Champion Rafa Aldemita who beat Samuel Consunni 16-14 in the final. What a fantastic match boys! A special shout out to Meredith Ng and Ahmed Rahal for reaching the Semi-Finals.
Rule of the Week
A player can’t make noise when the ball is moving towards the other side of the court.
Coach Innocent’s Tip of the Week: Stability
“The physical aspect; footwork one of them, never stops during practice, rally or match play. It should be an ongoing part of the game. In tennis, when a ball is being hit to you, Step One is reaching to the ball. Step Two is hitting the ball; without Step One, Step Two doesn’t provide the chance for a good shot!
In between Step One and Step Two, the stability comes in. The good position needs to be taken so the stability could follow. In order to hit a perfect shot and get the swing’s trajectory right for your shot or tactics, stability with the right position is the foundation for the shot!
Focus on reaching well, stop (with a good position) and hit in your next rally to witness an ongoing consistency to your game! Good luck!”
Rackets Academy Larte Ladies League: Season 4, Week 2 Results
Well done to all the ladies who played in Week 2 of the league and congratulations to Baseliners, Full Metal Rackets, Slice Girls and Bulldogs for winning their matches See scores below…
Congratulations to Mary Nash and Sonia Vargas who are our Larte Ladies League Playera of the Week for week 2. Mary and Sonia win a brunch for two at Larte Restaurant in Studio City for playing exceptional tennis in their match last week, keeping their composure to grab the win from an exciting and close tie-breaker after being down a set. Well done ladies!
Baseliners vs Rackettes
Line 1: 1-6 0-6 (winner: Rackettes)
Line 2: friendly match
Overall Winner: Baseliners
Venus Angels vs Full Metal Rackets
Line 1: 4-6 4-6 (winner: Full Metal Rackets)
Line 2: 6-4 5-7 8-10 (winner: Full Metal Rackets)
Overall Winner: Full Metal Rackets
Slice Girls vs Team Simon
Line 1: 2-6 7-5 10-5 (winner: Slice Girls)
Line 2: 6-2 6-1 (winner: Slice Girls)
Overall Winner: Slice Girls
Bulldogs vs The Aces
Line 1: 6-0 6-0 (winner: Bulldogs)
Line 2: 6-1 6-3 (winner: Bulldogs)
Overall Winner: Bulldogs
Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL), series 19 Results
Well done to our ladies who played in Week 3 of the ILDL league and congratulations to Rackets 1 for winning their Division A match when they went head to head with our ladies in Rackets 2 team. Congratulations to our Division B ladies who won their match against Clark Francis.
Rackets 1 vs Rackets 2
Line 1: 6-2 7-6 (winner: Rackets 1)
Line 2: 6-0 6-4 (winner: Rackets 1)
Overall winner: Rackets 1
Rackets vs Clark Francis
Line 1: 6-3 6-7 5-10 (winner: Clark Francis)
Line 2: 6-1 7-6 (winner: Rackets)
Overall Winner: Rackets
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