Hope you’ve had a great week. Check out all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Find out who our Player of the Week is and how our ladies got on in the final week of the league! We have results from this week’s ILDL series 18 matches and a Tip of the Week & Rule of the Week from Coach Sarah. Find out ‘What’s New’ at the club and there’s still time 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 Cameron Firth. Cameron receives this award for playing his best tournament so far in the Green Ball Tournament last weekend. He lost in the semi-finals but it was a very close match and his performance over the whole tournament was amazing. Well done Cameron!
Ladies League – end of season update
Well done to all our ladies who played in the final week of the Rackets Academy doubles league last week. Congratulations to Drop Shots who took the trophy for the A league, following a play-off yesterday against Venus Angels in very wet conditions. Congratulations to Victorious who took the trophy for the B league! Well done to all the ladies who took part in what was another great league. We look forward to seeing you back for the start of the next league after the mid-term break!
Bull Dogs vs L&W
Line 1: 6-4 4-6 (3-10) (winner: L&W)
Line 2: 4-6 6-7 (8-10) (winner: L&W)
Overall Winner: L&W
Baseliners vs Slice Girls
Line 1: 7-5 6-3 (winner: Baseliners)
Line 2: 6-0 6-1 (winner: Baseliners)
Overall Winner: Baseliners
Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL), series 18 – week 3 results
Our Rackets ladies had another great week in their ILDL league matches, beating JBH 6-1 6-4 and 6-1 6-0 and DLC 6-2 3-6 5-10. Well done ladies!
Results from Green Ball Tournament
Well done to all the kids that took part in our Green Ball Tournament last weekend. Congratulations to our champion Aleska Antonijevic who beat Matei Sucu 4-1 in the final.
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
For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/WhatsApp on 052 992 8595 TODAY. Places are limited.
We are excited to announce that Rackets Academy has recently secured the tennis courts at Sofitel Dubai Resort & Spa on the Palm, adding to the club’s growing portfolio of tennis locations. This luxury 5 star resort is located on the East Crescent of the World’s famous island, Palm Jumeirah. The resort boasts a 5 star health club with 2 tennis courts and a fully equipped gym. Look out for further announcements from us regarding tennis lessons and classes at this new location.
Rackets Academy Easter Championships 2019 – AED 15K prize money!
We are proud to announce the Rackets Academy Easter Championships 2019 which starts on Sunday. This is a largest UAE National Ranking Tournament with AED 15K to be won! For more information or to sign up, email email@example.com. With over 200 players signed up already places are limited, so sign up TODAY!
Rule of the Week: Hitting the ball before the second bounce on your opponent’s side
Volleyers might slice their volley backhand more than usual, in some cases, the ball’s first bounce is on your side. When the second bounce gives the extreme slice in the ball it’s called a screw and can land on the opponent’s side. So how can you hit the ball then…?
You’re allowed to hit the ball before the second bounce. However you’re not allowed to touch the net in tennis. So the only way to hit the ball back once you reach is to lean over the net, hit the ball without any part of you or your clothes or racket touching the net!
Coach Sarah’s Tip of the Week: Try to avoid being tense during a match
“In life, generally people are tense, they tend to stiffen their muscles, whether it’s their hands, arms, shoulders, ..etc. So in tennis, when people get tense during the game, this affects their muscles and its flexibility, including the main trajectory of the swing, resulting in the lack of quality to the stroke.
It’s normal to get worried before a match; it’s a good sign as it means that you care. However, over worrying or being strongly tense would result in a bad outcome. So remember, you can do nothing from worrying too much or being stressed out. Just relax, breathe deeply, get your heart rate down and play your game! Good luck!”
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Have a great week!