Hope you’ve had a great week. Here’s all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Find out who our Player of the Week is and learn more about the benefits we are now offering to our ladies league participants. We have results from the Green Ball Tournament last weekend and details of the Mid-Term Men’s Singles Tournament and how to sign up. Meet our new coach, Joseph, and check out our Tip & Rule of the Week from Coach Moro. Don’t forget to sign up for the Orange Ball Tournament on Friday if you’ve not done so already…. Read on!
Player of the Week
This week’s Player of the Week goes to Timur Gordeev. Timur receives this award for yet another amazing performance in the Green Ball Tournament last weekend and for winning the tournament. Congratulations Timur on this well-deserved award!
Mid-Term Men’s Singles Championships – Sign up TODAY!
Guys, put your skills to the test once again in the Rackets Academy Mid-Term Men’s Singles Championships for a chance to WIN AED 5,000 prize money. If you’ve not signed up yet, there’s still time! See below for more details…
- Date: 11th October – 13th December 2019
- Entry Fee: AED 150
- Weekends only event – all matches will be scheduled at weekends
- Matches will be played across different Rackets Academy venues
To register, email your name and mobile number to: email@example.com. Places are limited, so sign up TODAY for a chance to WIN AED 5,000 prize money!
Rackets Academy LARTE Ladies League Benefits
We are excited to announce that this season’s ladies league is sponsored by Larte Restaurant located in Studio One Hotel, Studio City. Participants of the league will receive some fantastic benefits including;
- 10% OFF extra morning lessons with ladies league coaches and FREE court rental
- 25% OFF F & B at Larte Restaurant, Studio One Hotel www.studioonehotel.com
- 15% discount at Petsville www.petsville.ae
- 15% discount at ShareTheLove www.sharethelove.ae
- 20% OFF treatments at optimalTHERAPY www.optimaltherapy.ae
- 20% OFF all HEAD products purchased through Rackets Academy
- 20% discount on all treatments at N&J Beauty Salon www.nicolasandjean.com
What’s New? Meet our new coach Joseph Serra
Joseph was born and raised in Cebu in the Philippines. He started playing tennis at the age of 7. He then competed in various tournaments in the Philippines in his age groups. He became number 1 in the Under 10, 12 and 18 age categories.
After completing his tertiary level, he started coaching at the age of 18. He coached in the Philippines for 4 years then moved to Dubai where he has been coaching for the last 8 years.
He became a hitting partner for top players in ATP (Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, David Ferrer, Blaz Kavcic, Stanislas Wawrinka and WTA player Elina Svitolina) during the Mubadala Tennis Championships in 2014. He is very passoniate about tennis and has a love for the sport. He is experienced in high performance training and coaching all ages.
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 27th September, 5pm – Orange Ball Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Friday 4th October, 5pm – Mixed Doubles Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Green Ball Tournament Results
Thanks to everyone who took part in our Green Ball Tournament last weekend. Congratulations to Timu Gordeev who beat Javid Rzayev 4-1 in the final. Special mention to Lourits Oestergaard and Rohan Srivant for reaching the semi-finals. Fantastic effort boys!
Rule of the Week
Did you know that if you are playing singles, you are not allowed to serve from the tram lines, as the far side of the court ends at the singles line?
Coach Moro’s Tip of the Week: Cutting the lines
“One of the common mistakes that adult social players make, is not cutting the lines. It often happens that you do a rally from the baseline and let’s say you get a shorter ball cross-court. Most of the time you find yourself running in an L-shape towards the ball, around the baseline and then towards the ball. The result? You’ll think that the ball was way too far and was impossible to reach. Next time you are on court, on short balls, try to run straight towards them, rather than around them. Basic geometry, shortest way from point A to point B is a straight line! Good luck!”
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Have a great week!