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 how our pre-season Ladies League Coffee & Cake event went. We have results from the Orange Ball Tournament last weekend and a Tip & Rule of the Week from Coach Mariano. Meet our new administrator, LA and don’t forget to sign up for the Mixed Doubles Tournament on Friday. There’s still time to sign up for the Mid-Term Men’s Singles Tournament …. Read on!
Player of the Week
This week’s Player of the Week goes to Leon Wojciechowski. Leon receives this award for his fantastic performance in the Orange Ball Tournament last weekend, reaching the finals. Congratulations Leon, keep up the great work!
Mid-Term Men’s Singles Championships…there’s still time to sign up!
There’s still time to sign up for the Rackets Academy Mid-Term Men’s Singles Championships for a chance to WIN AED 5,000 prize money. The tournament commences on Friday 11th October 2019 so register TODAY by emailing your name and mobile number to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies League Season Opening at Larte
The Rackets Academy Larte Ladies League Season Opening took place last Wednesday with Coffee and Cake at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City. Team members and coaches were able to catch up ahead of the new season which started this week. Good luck to all our ladies taking part this season!
What’s New? Meet our new administrator, LA Dela Cruz
LA grew up in Manila, Philippines. His love of sports began in his early years, watching his family members play tennis in their province, but he then fell in love with a another racket sport, Badminton. He became a varsity member of his school’s badminton team but later decided to focus more on his studies.
LA has a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology and as a licensed Medical Technologist in the Philippines. He undertook a year’s internship in Province Hospital Inc. and St. Lukes Medical Center; some of the renowned hospitals in the country. He eventually joined Province Hospital Inc. as a Medical Technologist for 6 months, catering to patients’ needs and enquiries as well as undertaking laboratory duties. We are delighted to have LA join the Rackets Academy Family.
Check out our tournaments that are taking place over the next few weeks. To sign up, call 052 992 8595 TODAY or email email@example.com:
Friday 4th October, 5pm – Mixed Doubles Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Friday 11th October, 5pm – Red Ball Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City
Friday 11th October – 13th December 2019 – Rackets Academy Mid-Term Tournament
Orange Ball Tournament Results
Well done to everyone who took part in our Orange Ball Tournament last weekend. Congratulations to our champion Gabriel Oliviera who beat Leon Wojciechowski 10-6 in the final. A great match boys, very well done to you both!
Rule of the Week
If a game score of 6-6 is reached and tie-break set rules are used, players must play a tie-break game in order to decide who wins the set. In a tie-break game, a player/team must reach 7 points with a two point advantage to win. For the serving format of a tie-break game, player A serves for the first point, player B serves for the next two points, player A serves for the next two points after that… etc.
Coach Mariano’s Tip of the Week: Watch Your Service Toss
“Are you having trouble with your service toss? Pay attention to where you are looking as you toss the tennis ball. If you are already looking up above your head before the ball gets there, that may be the problem. You’ve heard of hand-eye coordination? Let’s call this the hand-eye connection. As you start your service motion, watch the ball in your hand all the way through the toss motion and into the air. This simple connection between your eyes, brain and hand will make your toss placement more consistent. Good luck!”
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Have a great week!