All of us from the committee are looking forward to seeing some new and familiar faces at our upcoming events! For more information on any of our programs and events check us out online at www.awasingapore.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Welcome Back Party- Thursday, 13 September
Isn’t it great to be back!! We’ve got courts booked for some fun tennis games & socializing, music, food & drinks. Sign up is online at www.awasingapore.org.
Doubles Matchplay, Evening Play & Clinics are also getting started. Don’t miss out!
Assessments- Remember that to join in all the tennis fun, you’ll need a current assessment with AWA Tennis. Assessments are not just for new members, if you haven’t been reassessed in a couple of years, it’s a good time to get one! Sign up online.
Tuesday, 28 August
Tuesday, 11 September
Dates September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10
Place: Savitar Tennis Centre, Fairmont Hotel- 80 Bras Basah Road
Savitar Tennis Centre is offering 6 weeks Discover Tennis Clinics. This program is ideal for those new to the game of tennis or still building confidence and want to learn and reinforce the basic skills. Emphasis will be on the enjoyment of the game. The clinic is played Wednesday mornings. Sign up online.
Our Girls Night Out Tennis Freeflow evenings kick off in October at Savitar Tennis Centre, Fairmont Hotel rooftop courts. Halloween is coming soon, so grab your broom and join the fun games & round robin. Witches Brew and nibbles are provided. This is a great way to make friends and meet new players. Sign up online from 1 October.
Some Words of Advice From Coach Azhar Azhar Zainudin
Please don’t stress about assessments! I’ve been doing this for several years and it doesn’t take me long to analyze your technical skill and matchplay ability. I look at a variety of strokes and spins with consistency and depth. The transition from the baseline to moving forward to the net is also very important while playing. During doubles play, I look at serve, the return of serve, volleys, and positioning. Movement on the court will be equally important. I only judge on what I see on the day of assessment. Many ladies worry that they might be partnered with someone who is a better or lower level of player than them during assessments. Do not worry! More advanced players should be able to handle any kind of returns coming to them – who you are assessed with will NOT reduce your assessment level. You are assessed purely on YOUR technical skill – not theirs. In the second part of the assessment, I group similar level players together to observe matchplay.”
Thanks Coach Azhar! Do take a moment to read the helpful info sheet on the tennis section of the AWA website that outlines in more detail what is expected at each level. Coach Azhar receives a short summary of your tennis experience too. Take the time to warm up on court – it really helps with the nerves. Above all this is just a guide – you can always get reassessed as you feel your game improves. Just get yourself on court and have fun!