The Racquet Report
5820 112 Street SW Tacoma, WA 98499 www.lakewoodracquetclub.com May 2007
win points. To be purposeful
Welcome New Members
Dan & Ann Merrill-Sr Family players need a plan to win.
Rob Boisvert-Sr Single Here are 6 basic strategies that
Men’s Night Dinner used independently, or in
Set aside Tuesday, May 15 and combination with others.
plan to attend Men’s Night and 1. Keep the ball in play:
stay for dinner. John Rodenberg Up to very advanced levels of
and Mike Huffman are planning play, most points are won off,
a Mahi Mahi Bar-B-Q. Dinner “unforced errors”. The most
is $10. Sign up on the bulletin basic way to win more points is
board in the Pro Shop. to give less away. To win a
Everyone will play 3 rounds.
point, get the ball over the net
Brunch will be served when
Summer Memberships one more time than your
play is completed. Cost for the
Summer is just around the opponent. They should always
half-day event is $12 (food,
corner. If you have friends that feel they must earn points.
tennis balls, prizes). Look for
would like to join for the 2. Move them Around:
the signup in early May
summer—this year’s fee for the Making an opponent move
decreases their shot quality by
entire family is $425. Summer Cinco de Mayo/Whites ‘N”
memberships begin on challenging their consistency,
Memorial Day and extend to positioning, and timing. Also,
Saturday, May 5 is Cinco de
Labor Day. moving an opponent opens up
Mayo. Join Rocky Phelps at
more court to hit into.
1:15-3:45 for tennis at the club.
Spring Cleaning 3. Gain Territory:
Following the tennis a potluck
Being closer to the net (and
Thank you to Bill Ludwig for will be held at Rocky’s house.
spiffing up our club entrance. keeping your opponent further
Sign up on the Pro Shop bulletin
He brought over his handy back) gives you more angles and
board now! Wear your tennis
pressure washer and went to takes their time away.
whites! Wooden racquets will
4. Use your Strength:
work on the cement monument. be provided if you don’t have
It looks great……..thanks Bill! You will pressure opponents
In early May the outdoor courts more by using the things you are
will be pressure washed to good at: use your big forehand,
remove pollen and windscreens get the net to use your strong
The pool opens on Memorial
will go up. Get ready for volley, etc.
Day. Sign up for swim lessons
outdoor tennis!! 5. Play an Opponents
begins May 1. Lessons taught
by Julia & Andrea Cook with
French Open Mixed Dbls Picking on an opponent’s flaws
help from Kristen Tinsley when
Memorial Day is Monday, May means you will win more points
needed. Three 2-wk sessions
28 this year. The club will be and they will hurt you less.
begin June 25. Cost is $35 for
hosting a French Open Mixed 6. Mix it Up:
each session ($40 for non
Doubles event. Players will be Sending a variety of shots
on a team with 4 men and 4 creates uncertainty in opponents
and makes all your shots
women, playing other teams of Coach’s Corner
similar skill level. Each round “surprise attacks.” Vary the
Basic Strategies:Tennis is a
you will play with a different placement of your serve. Mix
game. Every game has ways to
partner against new opponents. deep volleys with angles.