We are delighted to welcome many of you back on court after 10 weeks! Rackets Academy is following strict guidelines from Tennis Emirates and Dubai Sports Council to ensure the safety of our coaches and players. For more information, please check out our Covid-19 Safety Measures and Procedures for returning to tennis.
So what else is happening at the club? Find out which team won our Ladies Doubles League Division A and how to get hold of your Rackets Academy mask by making a donation to a great cause! We have details of our Adult Social Night which has recommenced and a Rule and Tip of the Week from Coach Kirk…Read on!
Rackets Academy Ladies League: Season 5 – Division A Champions!
Although our Rackets Academy Ladies League was cut short last term, we are delighted to announce that top of the league with an unassailable lead and Champions of Division A for Season 5 was Coach Moro’s team Full Metal Rackets! Congratulations ladies on a fantastic season; well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the league!
Farewell to JoJo Shuman…
Sadly we say farewell to our lovely Full Metal Rackets captain JoJo Shuman this month as she relocates back to the US. Wishing you and your family all the very best JoJo; we will miss you!
Adult Social Night – Now running 4 nights a week!
We are pleased to announce that our Adult Social Night is now running 4 nights a week in Motor City, due to popular demand! At only AED 55 it’s a great way of meeting new people and staying active through organised match play.
Mondays – 8.30-10pm
Wednesdays – 8.30-10pm
Thursdays – 8-10pm
Fridays – 7-9pm
Places are limited; sign up through our mobile app or WhatsApp us on 052 992 8595.
Get your Rackets Academy mask!
Grab one of our new branded Rackets Academy face masks from reception and make a donation! All proceeds will go to sending used tennis balls to the ‘Tennis for All’ charity in Uganda.
Rule of the Week
If you miss the point of contact with the ball on the serve and finish the follow through motion of the shot, It is then counted as a fault.
Coach Kirk’s Tip of the Week: Returning to tennis after a break
“Everyone has experienced that feeling of being out of touch in terms of their game. This could be down to injury, needing to take a break from the sport or, as we have all recently experienced, due to lockdown. This is a concern for many, however players often get excited to step back on court expecting to perform the same level as before, not knowing that their feel for the game has dropped….
It is important for everyone to know, that when returning back on court after not playing for a while, a lot more patience and practice may be required to get back to that level… this is okay! Undergoing the basic fundamentals in tennis and taking it slowly to come back will help. Frequently, players tend not to recognise their mistakes, such as getting that follow through on their forehand, or even preparing your racket and taking it back a little earlier before the point of contact with the ball. These small corrections on your shot would lead to a much different result. Once you’re aware of your mistakes and are able to fix them, you should start seeing yourself gaining more confidence in your game.
So do not be too concerned by taking it slow and trying to rebuild on your game as it’s part of the process of improving. Good luck!“
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