Tennis, College Tennis, Raleigh North Carolina

(Pictured above is Erin Faulkner, who has played at Michigan State and trained in Raleigh)

Here are some colleges to consider for tennis:

FURMAN

WESTERN CAROLINA

UNC GREENSBORO

APP STATE

UNC CHARLOTTE

 

Information on colleges and the players who play there can be found on “tennis recruiting . net”   you can see who the players are, how many stars they have, and what college they go to.

In order to play on a “nice” college team like a Lower D1 School or better, then the player needs to be a 3 star recruit or higher.  In order to go higher than 3 star, a player needs to compete in tournaments that are outside the state, and they would need a “sectional” ranking or a “national” ranking

DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Biscuit Review: Kabiru Ibrahim Tennis Raleigh North Carolina

Kabiru Ibrahim is a Master Tennis Coach in the Raleigh area.

This is a biscuit review of Kabiru Ibrahim who is a tennis coach working in the Raleigh area of North Carolina.  Kabiru has a specialization in developing juniors for tournament play.  This blogger has observed his players in action and can say that the players he trains often have extremely “clean” groundstrokes and usually his players are very “balanced” they rarely appear to be off-balance or court off-guard by how the ball is struck.

He successfully coached Erin Faulkner who went on to play at Michigan State.

Kabiru, in addition to his tennis training, will also do strength training with his players to develop their muscles and improve their ball-striking.

Kabiru Ibrahim was an accomplished player in his own career.  He had ATP Points playing for Nigeria (currently inactive but he still comes up on the ATP website which is pretty cool).  He also played #1 for Shaw University.

Kabiru is a mobile tennis center.  He can often be found coaching his players on public courts in the City of Raleigh.  This blogger has witnessed Kabiru hitting balls with his more advanced players and his ball-striking is still very impressive.  He is built sturdy and can really pound the ball when he wants to.  Many of his players are good at volleying as well; he appears to encourage them to play more of an all-court game.

This blogger recommends seeking out Kabiru if you are a strong player who needs to fine-tune his/her tennis game.  Kabiru is somewhat of a “groundstroke guru”  Also, if you are looking to have your son or daughter trained then he is an excellent coach if you are serious about tournament play as well as a potential college scholarship.

DJ ROBO BISCUIT gives Kabiru Ibrahim TWO Thumbs Up.

If you are looking to find Kabiru this blogger recommends contacting Millbrook Tennis Center at the Millbrook Exchange Park in order to get his contact information.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT, September 2017, End of Post

2017 NC Junior Tournaments Raleigh NC

July 8-9 Cary Summer Championships L4

July 15-16 Greene Central Summer Classic NC L4

July 28-30 DOCTA Open Jr Challenge

August 19-20 RRC Summer Challenger

September 1-3 Raleigh Summer Junior Tournament L4

September 30- October 1st Raleigh Fall Junior

July 15-16 RRC Summer Junior NC L5 tournament

July 21-23 2017 North Hills Club Summer Junior NC L5

August 5-6, 2017 12th Annual Croasdaile Country Club NC L5 Durham

 

DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Stay Fluffy

 

Yoshi Nishioka is a Winning Machine!!!

He is at this moment sitting at his career high ranking of 58 in the world.  Top 60!!!

He just beat Tomas Berdych in Indian Wells!

The lefty from Japan had to knockOut the talented Swede Elias Ymer and

then he had to defeat the big serving Dr Ivo Karlovic (The Ace Machine) and

Now he has defeated the Czech Terminator Berdych!

Nishioka is lefty and he is a scrappy-grinder kind of player who just battles and battles to win.  He hits lefty kick and lefty slice serves and he hits reverse forehands and hooks.  He is like a less-powerful Nadal.

I hope Nishioka can knock out Wawrinka!!!  That would be a huge upset!

I have a feeling that Wawrinka came will be too powerful but sometimes Wawrinka has “off” days and Nishioka can win if he is feeling good and “playing hot”

Good job to the young man from Japan!

(End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

2017 Tournaments to Consider (Junior Tennis Raleigh NC 2017 L5 and L4)

Junior Tournaments Raleigh NC L5 and L4 2017

Cary Tennis Park Classic – September 30th to October 1st 2017 (NC L2)

North Hills Club Junior Fall Open – October 27-29 2017 (NC L3)

Cary Summer Championships – July 8-9 2017 (NC L4)

RRC Spring Junior – April 1-2 2017 (NC L5)

WWTA Cinco De Mayo Futures – May 6-7 2017 (NC L5)

Raleigh Junior Tournament – May 27-28 2017 (NC L5)

Durham Junior NC L5 – June 16-18 2017 (NC L5)

Raleigh’s Drop em and Lob em – June 30 to July 2nd 2017 (NC L5)

(some tournaments for consideration)

 

Christopher Eubanks Tall Lanky and Powerful

He lost to Radek Stepanek 62 62

This player is a beast.  Based on hours of watching footage I can say that Eubanks is a powerhouse!

It is amazing how you can watch the matches from the challenger tournaments and notice how good the players are.  How will they do on the main tour?

Noah Rubin has won main draw matches.  Rubin recently played Federer and held his own.

But there is big difference between winning points against pro players and winning entire matches!

And it is amazing to think that these players are 5 star or blue chip players who are the best in their state or college but on the pro tour they could be destroyed!

The margins in tennis are so slim.

Enjoy this match here and watch the shots at 8:35 and onward to see some NASTY forehands from Eubanks.

 

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT