Hope you’ve had a great week. Here’s all the latest news from Rackets Academy! We’ve got details on 3 fantastic indoor courts opening next week and a new Mrs Miyagi’s Player of the Week. Find out how our Mrs Miyagi’s ladies got on in their B league matches last week and read our interview with Rackets Academy Ladies League Player, Dorota Raczynska. Coach Dean has a Rule and Tip of the Week for us too..…Read on!
*** 3 New Indoor Courts Opening Next Week ***
We are excited to announce the opening of 3 new indoor courts on 8th May, located at Jumeirah Madinat in the Madinat Arena. These fantastic courts will enable our members to continue playing throughout the summer. Tournaments, Coffee Mornings and Adult Social Nights will be running on these indoor courts until mid-September.
Our indoor courts can also be hired for private use and bookings will open on 1st May, but book early though our mobile app to avoid disappointment.
*** New Venue Partner Starting This Weekend ***
We will be using Jebel Ali Resort to continue the most extenisve Tournament Schedule in the UAE. We will also be running a new Adult Social Night at the indoor court at Jebel Ali Resort, 8-10 pm on Tuesday’s, with 20% off F&B at the bar afterwards. Book this new Adult Social Night at our new venue through our mobile app.
Mrs Miyagi’s League – Player of the Week
Congratulations to Wendy Allcorn who is our Mrs Miyagi’s Ladies League Player of the Week. Wendy was nominated by her opposition for her heroism for pushing through a 2.5 hour match. Despite the blazing heat with cramping legs and feet she soldiered on with grit and determination to get the match finished. What a star! Wendy wins a brunch for two at Mrs Miyagi’s Restaurant in Studio City. Congratulations on your well-deserved award Wendy!
Interview with Dorota Raczynska
This week’s interview is with our lovely Rackets Academy Ladies League Player, Dorota Raczynska.
1. Who is your favourite professional player (male & female)?
Iga Swiatek and Stefanos Tsitsipass
2. Who is your favourite Rackets Academy Coach?
3. Why do you love tennis?
I love outdoor sports and it gives me lots of fun.
4. How did you get into tennis?
I started playing tennis at a summer camp in 7th grade.
5. How long have you been playing tennis for?
Since 7th grade (intensely for 3 years)
6. List 3 things you like about Rackets Academy:
- 1. The atmosphere
- 2. The people
- 3. The change to play competitively
Rule of the Week
if you forget the score or disagree the score, you go back to the score that both teams last agree on.
Coach Dean’s Tip of the Week
“Fight for every point. Tennis isn’t like some other sports where if you are 8-0 down it’s basically impossible to come back. Fight backs are quite common. Never give up…Good luck!“
Mrs Miyagi’s Ladies League: Season 7 – W/c 18th April: Results
Some great matches and with very tight scores from our B Team ladies last week. Well done to everyone who played. Congratulations to Rackettes and Las Chicas who won their matches. See scores below. 4 weeks to go ladies and everything to play for… Good Luck!!!
Rackettes vs Bulldogs:
Line 1: 6-3 6-1 (winner: Rackettes)
Line 2: 4-6 6-7 (winner: Bulldogs)
Overall Winner: Rackettes
Las Chicas vs Baseliners:
Line 1: 4-6 6-4 7-10 (winner: Baseliners)
Line 2: 6-2 6-4 (winner: Las Chicas)
Overall Winner: Las Chicas
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Have a great week!