Weekly Newsletter – 8th November 2019

Dear Member,

Here’s all the latest news from Rackets Academy. Find out who our Player of the Week is and how our ladies got on in week 5 of the Larte Ladies League. We have results from week 6 of the Inter Club Ladies Doubles League and from the Orange Ball Tournament last weekend. Check out our Rule and Tip of the Week from Coach Jordan and find out What’s New at the club…Read on! 

Player of the Week

This week’s Player of the Week goes to Mihajlo Stefanovic. Mihajlo receives this award for his amazing performance and for winning his first Under 12 match in a 3 hour final last weekend! Congratulations Mihajlo on your fantastic achievement!

What’s New?

We are excited to announce that Rackets Academy will be hosting a PTR course in mid-November; an internationally recognised tennis coaching qualification. This will be the only course in Dubai with 40 coaches attending from across the region.

PTR was founded in 1976, by world renowned coach Dennis Van der Meer who saw the need to develop a universal language and progressions for tennis teaching. PTR offers unparalleled educational materials, opportunities, career assistance and most importantly, worldwide recognition and respect.

Upcoming Tournaments

Check out our tournaments that are taking place over the next few weeks. To sign up, call 052 992 8595 TODAY or email register@racketsacademy.ae:

Friday 8th November, 4pm – Mixed Doubles Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City

Friday 15th November, 4pm – U12 Girls & Boys Singles Tournament – Rackets Academy, Motor City

Orange Ball Tournament Results

Well done to everyone who took part in our Orange Ball Tournament last weekend. Congratulations to our Champion Alexander Krasnov who beat Leon Wojciechowski 10-7 in the final; well done to you both on a fantastic match!   

Rule of the Week

The receiver may stand where they wish upon receipt of the serve. If the ball is hit without the serve bouncing then the server will receive the point.

Coach Jordan’s Tip of the Week: Ball Toss Height on Serve

“Don’t toss the ball too high or too low. Tosses that end up too high will be affected by the wind and cause timing problems.

Tossing the ball too low, or letting it drop too low before you serve, makes it difficult to generate any power on your serve.

The toss should be high enough so that when you extend to hit your serve you hit the ball at the peak of the toss while the ball is in equilibrium.

How high is that for you? That depends on how tall you are! Experiment with the toss until you find the ideal height. Then practice the toss until it’s consistent. Good luck!”

Rackets Academy Larte Ladies League: Season 4, Week 5 Results

Well done to all the ladies who played in Week 5 of the league. Congratulations to Rackettes, Full Metal Rackets, Slice Girls and Team Simon for winning their match. See scores below…

Congratulations to Ingrid Smith who is our Larte Ladies League Player of the Week for week 5. Ingrid wins a brunch for two at Larte Restaurant in Studio City. She was voted for Player of the Week by the coaches for showing grit and determination and doing everything that she needed to win her match! Well done Ingrid!


Baseliners vs Rackettes

Line 1: 4-6 4-6 (winner: Rackettes)

Line 2: 2-6 0-6 (winner: Rackettes)

Overall Winner: Rackettes

Full Metal Rackets vs Venus Angels

Line 1: 6-4 6-2 (winner: Full Metal Rackets)

Line 2: 6-1 6-1 (winner: Full Metal Rackets)

Overall Winner: Full Metal Rackets


Slice Girls vs The Aces

Line 1: 6-4 6-2 (winner: Slice Girls)

Line 2: walkover

Overall winner: Slice Girls

Team Simon vs Team Kirk

Line 1: 7-5 6-0 (winner: Team Simon)

Line 2: friendly

Overall winner: Team Simon

Inter Club Ladies Doubles League (ILDL), series 19 Results

Well done to our ladies who played in Week 6 of the ILDL league. Congratulations to Rackets 1 and Rackets who won their matches.

Division A

Rackets 2 vs Rackets 1

Line 1: 0-6 1-6 (winner: Rackets 1)

Line 2: 0-6 0-6 (winner: Rackets 1)

Overall winner: Rackets 1

Division B

CFT vs Rackets

Line 1: 7-6 5-7 8-10 (winner: Rackets)

Line 2: 3-6 0-6 (winner: Rackets)

Overall winner: Rackets

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Have a great week!

Rackets Academy

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