Here’s an update on what’s been happening at Rackets Academy over the last week. Find out who our Player of the Week is and how our ladies got on in week 9 of the league! We have results from the first match of the ILDL series 18 that took place last week and a Tip of the Week & Rule of the Week from Coach Simon. Find out ‘What’s New’ at the club and don’t forget to sign your kids up for our Tennis & Multi-Sports Easter Camp. Read on!
Player of the week
Congratulations to our Player of the Week Sam Dean. Sam receives this award for the improvement that he’s made on his forehand and backhand top spin and continuing with this fitness last week despite feeling unwell. Great work Sam, we admire your dedication and determination!
Ladies League results
Well done to all our ladies who played in Week 9, our penultimate week of the Rackets Academy doubles league. Congratulations to Drop Shots, Venus Angels, L&W and Baseliners who won their matches.
Venus Angels vs Full Metal Rackets
Line 6-4 6-4 (winner: Venus Angels)
Line 2: 6-3 2-6 10-7 (winner: Venus Angels)
Overall Winner: Venus Angels
Drop Shots vs Rackettes
Line 1: 6-2 6-3 (winner: Drop Shots)
Line 2: 2-6 6-2 (10-6) (winner: Drop Shots)
Overall winner: Drop Shots
L&W vs Victorious
Line 1: 6-0 6-0 (winner: L&W)
Line 2: 2-6 7-6 (10-4) (winner: L&W)
Overall Winner: L&W
Baseliners vs Bulldogs
Line 1: 7-6 6-4 (7-1) (winner: Baseliners)
Line 2: 7-5 6-4 (winner: Baseliners)
Overall Winner: Baseliners
Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL), series 18 – week 1 results
Last week, Rackets Academy played their first match of series 18 of the Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL) against Atlantis. Our ladies smashed it, beating Atlantis 6-3 6-1 and 6-3 6-3. Well done Alison, Janice, Maaren & Becky on a fantastic match and best of luck for the rest of the league.
Football Match: Rackets Academy Coaches vs Fitness First staff
Last week our lovely Rackets Academy coaches went head to head in the inaugural football match against the staff of Fitness First. Rackets Academy lost out this time, 8-12 but we’re looking forward to a rematch soon!!
Easter Tennis & Multi-Sports Kids Camp
Wondering how to keep your kids entertained over the Easter break? Well we have just the answer! Sign them up to our Easter Tennis & Multi-Sports Camp where they can have fun, burn off some energy and hang out with the other kids.
We’ll be running camps across 3 locations between 31st March and 11th April:
- Rackets Academy, Motor City
- Fitness First, The Lakes
- Fitness First, Town Center
Week 1: Sunday 31st March – Thursday 4th April
Week 2: Sunday 7th April – Thursday 11th April
Price: AED 599 per week or AED 130 per day
Lito and Lourdes’ son, Louisse Angelo relocated to Dubai last week. We are super happy that they can be together again as a family! Hope you settle in quickly, Louisse Angelo!
We now have a smart new presentation board at the Rackets Academy reception in Motor City for capturing those trophy moments!! Come a take a look when you’re next up at the club!
Rackets Academy Easter Championships 2019 – AED 15K prize money!
We are proud to announce the Rackets Academy Easter Championships 2019. This is a UAE National Ranking Tournament with AED 15K up for grabs! For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited, so sign up TODAY!
Rule of the Week: Hitting around the post
You can hit around the post lower than the height of the net if you want! But be sure to get the ball in J
Coach Simon’s Tip of the Week: Where to hit the ball on groundstrokes
“Try to always hit the ball between waist and shoulder height on groundstrokes to create a consistent swing. This means not letting the short balls drop so you can take time away from your opponents! Good luck!”
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Have a great week!