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

 

The State of American Women’s Tennis (2017)

Serena Williams is the current World Number 1 and pregnant.  She is only number 1 by 100 ranking points so if Serena is out with pregnancy then expect Kerber to overtake her in the next month or two (once we hit French Open and Wimbledon).

Venus Williams is number 11 in the world.   36 years old and counting.  Venus is incredibly dangerous and has the ability to beat any player when she is playing well and attacking.

Madison Keys is number 13 in the world.  22 years old and a big time power player.  Possible Wimbledon threat but she is an obvious hard court specialist.

CoCo Vandeweghe is world number 20.  Power player with a big serve.  She can possibly overpower the other girls.  But can CoCo keep her head in the game?

Lauren Davis is world number 32.  Only 23 years old and she is more of a clay court specialist and a “grinder.”  Look for her to do well in the clay court season.  Davis is quick and her game is kind of similar to Cibulkova.

USUE ARCONADA is world number 248 and 18 years old.

Here is a list of players with rankings:

Riske is 40 in the world.

McHale is 47 in the world.

Rogers is 52 in the world.

Catherine Bellis is 55 in the world at age 18.

Lepchenko is 66 in the world.

Madison Brengle is 82 in the world.

Julia Boserup is 85 in the world.

Brady is 87 in the world.

King is 100 in the world.

Mattek-Sands ; Gibbs ; Chirico ; Townsend ; Vickery; Muhammed; Kayla Day ; Jamie Loeb;   Ahn; Falconi; Kenin; Sloane Stephens; and Anisimova are also pro players with rankings outside the top 100.

Also, Melanie Oudin is 277 in the world.

American women’s tennis is doing stronger than it was 2 or 3 years ago.   The younger players of Riske and Davis are performing better most likely due to experience and more intense training.  Sloane Stephens was marked as like the NEW SERENA but she has kind of fallen apart (I guess with injury), she is definitely not doing well currently.   Rogers is dangerous on the Clay due to her power tennis and she is very dangerous against the top players.   Serena and Venus can still play great tennis.  CoCo had a big run in Australia so we need to see if she can keep it going.    Catherine Bellis is for sure a talented player but also young and not experienced.  But, if Bellis can play well then she can do damage in any tournament (I was disappointed she lost that match to Flipkens earlier this year but I guess experience defeated Youth).

I like the game of Madison Brengle.  She has an “ugly game.”  It is not beautiful to watch her tennis but she is able to win points and her game is very no-nonsense.  I think Odin said “She makes you play bad.”   Brengle can slice and hit flat and hit topspin and she will change the pace on purpose to mess up her opponent.  Brengle does not get much love from the commentators but I think fans of tennis can appreciate the Brengle tennis game.

American Women’s tennis has some talent and there are many players who are outside the top 100 who are good players but we shall see how the ladies do in the clay court season.

When Wimbledon comes around look for Venus to do well and maybe Brengle.

When the hard court season comes back look for Riske and Davis to do well.  I think Asia Muhhammed could be a great player if she could be a little more solid.  Also, Kayla Day is on the rise as well.

Go American girls tennis!

(End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

The Amateur Diaries Revisited

I wanted to knock that smirk off of his face.  His ugly face.  His face had the look of blissful ignorance.  What a fool!  He barely knew how to hit topspin!

Josh was playing once again in an epic battle against Patrick.  They were truly playing an epic match on the public courts of their city.  The other two courts were empty and there were some kids playing TeeBall two hundred yards east.

The two men walked to change sides.

“Well, my talent is on display yet again!”  Josh boasted.

“Yeah, Yeah.”  Said Patrick.

“Hey man.  It’s going to be tough to beat me.  I am really on fire today if I do say so myself.”  Josh swallowed some water and walked to his side of the court.

I will beat you.  This victory shall be mine.  I just need to run your chubby body!

Patrick could feel his determination rising.

Josh served the ball.  Patrick hit his return into the net.  FUDGE!

“Let’s go me!”  Josh yelled and fist pumped.

Ugh!  Bad sportsmanship.

There was a woman jogging who was well-endowed.  There was a noticeable “bounce” to her run.  Her ponytailed hair bounced side-to-side as she moved with her heavenly stride.

Oh no!

Patrick creamed his pants.  His inner thigh and crotch area became sticky and uncomfortable.

“I don’t know why but I can sense that my victory is assured!”  Yelled out Josh across the net.  He had not seen the jogging woman.

(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)

 

NC points for tournaments Junior 2017

Level 5 Champion – 66 points

Level 4 Champion – 165 points

Level 3 Champion – 220 points

Level 1 Champion (State Closed, etc) – 660 points

 

Points for USTA junior tournaments in North Carolina

L5 is the entry level (novice) tournaments

(Photo is Jessie Aney UNC Tennis)

 

 

Junior Tournaments North Carolina 2017

March 4-5, March Indoor Junior at Barber Park L5 — Greensboro

March 11-12, Holly Springers Junior L5 — Holly Springs

March 18-19, 2017 Raleigh Junior L5 — Raleigh

April 1-2, 2017 RRC Spring Junior L5 — Raleigh

 

March 11-12 Ebony RC Jr. Spring Fling L4 — Raleigh

April 22-23 Chapel Hill Country Club Jr L4 Championship — Chapel Hill

 

 

 

Best Tennis String (Red code)

If you need a great tennis string then Technifibre Red Code is the way to go

Red Code 16 or 17 are both good.

It might be called “Code Red” right now

“Technifibre Red Code” it is a great string.   You can  get great spin with it.  It will “BITE” the ball and produce a lot of rotation.

The string also holds the tension well.   You can just keep on using it and the string is stiff.

BUT if you enjoy hitting topspin and you have a fast swing then this is a good string for you.

As somebody who plays often and likes to use heavy topspin I can see for sure that this string is VERY SOLID and will BITE the ball and just overall be a reliable string!

I’m not sure if it is better than “Big Banger” but the string is good.

Technifibre Red Code a.k.a  CODE RED is a great string!

(End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT)