Here’s all the latest news from Rackets Academy. We announce our Player of the Week and scores from the ladies league matches. We have results from the Under 16s Tournament last weekend and a Rule and Tip of the Week from Coach Jordan. Check out What’s New at the club and don’t forget to sign up for the Green Ball Tournament taking place tomorrow, if you’ve not done so already…Read on!
Player of the Week
Congratulations to our Player of the Week, Ralph Chidiac. Ralph receives this award for his great performance in the Under 16s tournament last weekend. Well done Ralph!
We are pleased to announce that we are now a verified UTR Academy. A premier global rating system, UTR is the gold standard in college recruiting and a good, easy way to know your tennis skill and track your progress. It is a universal standard for all tennis players whose rating is based purely on tennis results without regard to age and gender.
To request to join our UTR digital club, find out about our upcoming events and check your ratings, visit https://www.myutr.com/clubs/9936.
Our first official tournament, the Rackets Academy Spring Championships, will be held on March 29th – April 11th at Rackets Academy, Motor City.
Results from Under 16s Tournament
Well done to everyone who took part in our Under 16s Tournament last weekend. Congratulations to our Champion Hadi Thabet who beat Ralph Chidiac 4-0 in the final! Well done guys!
Check out our tournaments that are taking place over the next few weeks. To sign up, call 052 372 4224 TODAY or email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Fri 6th March – Green Ball Tournament, Rackets Academy, Motor City
Fri 13th March – Orange Ball Tournament, Rackets Academy, Motor City
Rule of the Week
A player must have control of his or her racket when he or she hits the ball. That means, a player can’t drop or throw a racket to hit the ball, and the player loses the point if the ball touches a dropped or thrown racket.
Coach Jordan’s Tip of the Week: Doubles – Take over the net
“This strategy is common among good level doubles tennis players. You often see points where both players end the point only a few feet away from the net.
If you can take over the net consistently in a doubles match, you will put pressure on your opponent. You can force them on their heels, and make them try to hit difficult low percentage shots. Volleys close to the net are usually easier shots as well, so you’ll win more points. You have better angles at the net, and you can smash the ball down into the court. Good luck!“
Rackets Academy Ladies League: Season 5
Well done to all the ladies who played in week 6 of the league. Congratulations to Rackettes, The Aces and Bulldogs who won their matches. See scores below.
Rackettes vs Baseliners
Line 1: 6-1 6-0 (winner: Rackettes)
Line 2: 2-6 1-6 (winner: Baseliners)
Overall Winner: Rackettes
The Aces vs Team Simon
Line 1: 6-0 6-0 (winner: The Aces)
Line 2: 6-3 6-2 (winner: The Aces)
Overall Winner: The Aces
Bulldogs vs Slice Girls
Line 1: 7-5 7-5 (winner: Bulldogs)
Line 2: 6-4 6-4 (winner: Bulldogs)
Overall Winner: Bulldogs
Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL), series 20 Results
Well done to our ladies who played in Week 9 of the ILDL and congratulations to Rackets 1 who won their match against Rackets 2.
Rackets 2 vs Rackets 1
Line 1: 0-6 6-4 6-10 (winner: Rackets 1)
Line 2: 2-6 1-6 (winner: Rackets 1)
Overall winner: Rackets 1
JBH vs Rackets 1
Line 1: 6-2 6-2 (winner: JBH)
Line 2: 3-6 6-3 10-3 (winner: JBH)
Overall winner: JBH
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Have a great week!