Here’s all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Find out who our Players of the Week are and how our ladies got on in Week 6 of the doubles league. We have results from the ILDL ladies doubles league and from our Orange Ball Tournament last weekend. Check out our Tip & Rule of the Week from Coach Kris and find out ‘What’s New’ at the club. Don’t forget to sign up to our Green Ball Tournament this weekend. Read on!
Players of the Week
Congratulations to our Players of the Week, Freddie Tebbs and Riku Higashi. Freddie receives his award following his brilliant performance in the Orange Ball Tournament last weekend where he reached the semi-finals. Riku receives his award for his fantastic performance in the UAE Tennis Association Ramadan Tournament where he was crowned champion of the Under 12s category! Amazing effort boys, congratulations to you both!
Rackets Academy take the trophy for Division B in the ILDL Ladies Doubles League! Congratulations to our Division B ladies who represented Rackets Academy in the ILDL Ladies Doubles League and were crowned champions this week. In addition to this, our Division A ladies finished second in their league narrowly missing out on first place by just one point! An amazing achievement ladies, we are proud of you. Here’s to the next season!
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 31st May, 5pm – Green Ball Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Friday 7th June, 5pm – Mixed Doubles Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Rule of the Week: Foot Fault
The server must stand behind the baseline, between the centre mark and the side line.
A “foot fault” is called if any of the following happens before the ball is hit:
- The feet touch the ground inside the baseline
- The feet touch the wrong side of the centre mark OR
- The feet touch the wrong side of the imaginary extension of the side line.
A foot fault is the same as a fault on a serve so the player is given the chance of a second serve.
Coach Kris’ Tip of the Week: Changing direction during the rally
“Making smart choices during a competition is just as important as good execution. This includes knowing when to change direction. Some players change direction without any reason to do so and put themselves in a poor position to return their opponents ball. The general rule of thumb is to only change direction when a ball is “inside” or weak to the outside. Don’t change direction on a good quality “outside ball”, or those that cross your body. Good luck!”
Rackets Academy Ladies League, Season 3 – Results
Well done to all the ladies who played in week 6 of our ladies doubles league and congratulations to Rackettes, Bulldogs and Slice Girls who won their matches!
Rackettes vs Tennisity
Line 1: 6-2 6-4 (winner: Rackettes)
Line 2: 7-5 7-6 (winner: Rackettes)
Overall Winner: Rackettes
Bulldogs vs The Aces
Line 1: 6-2 6-0 (winner: Bulldogs)
Line 2: 6-0 6-0 (winner: Bulldogs)
Overall winner: Bulldogs
Baseliners vs Slice Girls
Line 1: 3-6 4-6 (winner: Slice Girls)
Line 2: 7-6 6-3 (winner: Baseliners)
Overall Winner: Slice Girls
Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL), series 18 results
Well done to our ladies who took part in their matches for the ILDL league last week. Congratulations to our Division B ladies for winning their match!
Clark Francis vs Rackets Academy
Line 1: 3-6 4-6 (winner: Rackets Academy)
Line 2: 1-6 2-6 (winner: Rackets Academy)
Overall winner: Rackets Academy
And hot off the press, here are THIS week’s results from the ILDL Ladies Doubles League which saw our ladies battle it out in the final week of the league. Congratulations to our Division B ladies who won the league following their win against JGE on Tuesday, and to our our Division A ladies who came second in their league, missing first place by just one point! Amazing effort ladies; well done on a fantastic season!
Rackets Academy vs JBH
Line 1: 3-6 4-6 (winner: JBH)
Line 2: 1-6 6-4 5-10 (winner: JBH)
Overall winner: JBH
JGE vs Rackets Academy
Line 1: 4-6 1-6 (winner: Rackets Academy)
Line 2: 4-6 0-6 (winner: Rackets Academy)
Overall winner: Rackets Academy
Results from the Orange Ball Tournament
Thanks to all the kids who took part in our Orange Ball Tournament last weekend; great to see so many of you there! Congratulations to our champion Alexander Krasnov who beat Samuel Consoni 10-3 in the final.
Under 18 Mid-Term Championships Result
The Under 18 finals of our Mid-Term Championships took place last weekend, in which Cael Coventry beat Sanjay Logarajan 6-0 6-3. Well done to you both, and congratulations to our champion Cael on a fantastic tournament!
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Have a great week!