Basha Tennis Blog

Welcome to Basha Tennis’ Blog! Below you’ll find an array of information on everything from USTA tournaments and worldwide tennis events to local collegian and high school tennis reports. Plus we’ve included tennis resources, such as “how-to” articles, child development information, and safety tips. Please feel free to add your comments to any of the following blog posts by completing the comment form at the bottom of its page. If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

Everett @ Mountlake Terrace 9-7-17

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Everett @ Mountlake Terrace 9-7-17

It was great to get the chance to watch Mountlake Terrace host Everett! Singles 1 Mountlake Terrace – Jake used the backhand slice approach shot well. Everett – Ryan used his big serve and solid depth on ground strokes mixing up spin. Everett won 7-5, 6-1 Singles 2 Mountlake Terrace – Marck way to keep working hard trying to solve the puzzle! Everett – Eyler great quick hands, recovery Everett won 6-1, 6-2 Singles 3 Mountlake Terrace – Ian did a great job moving into the net after the serve and on short balls. Everett – Andrew great job keeping the ball in play Everett won 6-2, 6-1 Singles 4 Mountlake Terrace – Marcus did a great job covering the court, forcing one more shot Everett – Abe great job moving to the net and controlling points with topspin Everett won 6-0, 6-2 Doubles 1 Mountlake Terrace – Tanner & Anthony did a nice job switching up positioning playing 1 up 1 back, and 2 back Everett – Daniel & Alex crushed high balls very well to end several points quickly. Everett won 6-2, 6-2 Doubles 2 Mountlake Terrace – Lucas & Andrew did well covering the court and chasing down that extra shot Everett – Nick & Gabe did a great job placing the ball in the corners Everett won 6-1, 6-1 Doubles 3 Mountlake Terrace – Kilyan & Jack great job getting 2 players to the net regularly! Everett – Charlie & Aaron good job using the 1 up 1 back formation Everett won 6-1,...

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USTA Teams

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

USTA Teams

Super Saturday is every Saturday at Forest Crest this fall!  With 13 teams playing out of Forest Crest most Saturdays we will host 5-6 matches.  Come on out to support our teams! Our +18 mixed doubles teams are in action this fall! 6.0x – Perreault 6.0x – Team Bullseye 6.0x – Basha Tennis 7.0x – Team Bullseye 7.0x – Ramos 7.0x – Basha Tennis 8.0x – Antonova 8.0x – Basha Tennis – Li 9.0x – Basha Tennis 10.0x – Basha Tennis Our +55 doubles teams in action this fall! 6.0W – Tricarico 7.0M – Moreno 9.0W –...

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Junior Fall Training

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Junior Fall Training

Session 1: September 11 – October 29 Session 2: October 30 – December 17 (No clinics November 23 or 24)   Junior Make up for sessions 1 and 2: December 18 – 22 (players registered for either session can attend the same clinic level as many times as they like, clinic days/times are the same as during the session).   Tournament Team: Ages 11 – 18 Developing individual tactics to successfully compete in sectional tournaments.  Coaches will be at select tournaments to watch players compete.  Coach approval needed to join. Monday 6:00 – 7:30am Tuesday 3:00 – 4:30pm Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30am Thursday 3:00 – 4:30pm   Challengers: Ages 11 – 18 Developing the proper technique and tactics to play on high school teams and to compete in local tournaments. Monday 3:00 – 4:30 Tuesday 4:30 – 6:00 Wednesday 3:00 – 4:30 Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 Sunday 3:00 – 4:30   Live Ball: Ages 7 – 18 These fast paced games provide several different point play situations creating unique challenges for players to overcome in live competition.  Players are separated by age and ability across all 3 courts. Friday 3:00 – 4:00 Friday 4:00 – 5:00 Friday 5:00 – 6:00   YOUTH PROGRESSION   There are four factors involved with Youth Progression. Level, age, participation and results. Each progression tournament event group will have a ball color and level assigned. There are two levels within the USTA Pacific Northwest, Orange level 1 and Green level 1. A child must be a minimum of 7 years old and a maximum of 10.   Our Youth Progression programs create a fun and safe learning environment for children to develop the techniques and tactics to successful play tennis by working together to accomplish mutual goals.   Green Ball: Ages 7 – 10 Advanced players using a 78 foot court and green balls (75% of the bounce of the yellow ball). Monday 4:30 – 6:00 Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 Sunday 4:30 – 6:00   Orange Ball: Ages 7 – 10 Intermediate players using a 60 foot court and orange balls (50% of the bounce of the yellow ball). Monday 4:30 – 6:00 Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 Sunday 4:30 – 6:00   Red Ball: Ages 7 – 8 Beginner players using a 36 foot court and red balls (25% of the bounce of the yellow ball). Monday 5:00 – 6:00 Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00 Sunday 5:00 – 6:00   Foam Ball: Ages 4 – 6 28 foot court, using foam balls (20% of the bounce of the yellow ball). Monday 4:30 – 5:15 Wednesday 4:30 – 5:15 Sunday 4:30 – 5:15 Session 1: September 11 – October 29 Session 2: October 30 – December 17 (No clinics November 23 or 24)   Junior Make up for sessions 1 and 2: December 18 – 22 (players registered for either session can attend the same clinic level as many times as they like, clinic days/times are the same as during the session).   Tournament Team: Ages 11 – 18 Developing individual tactics to successfully compete in sectional tournaments.  Coaches will be at select tournaments to watch players compete.  Coach approval needed to join. Monday 6:00 – 7:30am Tuesday 3:00 – 4:30pm Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30am Thursday 3:00 – 4:30pm   Challengers: Ages 11 – 18 Developing...

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Adult Fall Training

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Adult Fall Training

Session 1: September 11 – October 29 Session 2: October 30 – December 17 (No clinics November 23 or 24)   Tennis 101 Introduction to tennis for adults that have little to no tennis experience. Wednesday 7:30 – 9:00pm Coach Glenn Thursday 6:00 – 7:30pm Coach Glenn Sunday 10:30 – 11:30am Coach Shannon   Tennis 202 Confidence building for adults with some tennis experience. Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30pm Coach Glenn   Ball Machine Reinforce your shot making ability by hitting 100’s of balls with a coach on your side of the net to guide proper technical changes. Monday 9:00 – 10:30am Coach Rob Sunday 6:00 – 7:30pm Coaches Rob & Shannon   Cardio Tennis Get your heart rate up while chasing a lot of tennis balls with fun drills and games. Monday 8:00 – 9:00am Coach Rob Thursday 8:00 – 9:00am Coach Shannon   Doubles Tactics Building upon positioning, point development, and closing out points to help you reach the next level. Monday 6:00 – 7:30pm 4.0 – 4.5 Coaches Josh & Rob Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 4.5 women Coach Josh Tuesday 12:00 – 1:30 3.0 – 3.5 Coaches Shannon & Rob Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30pm 3.0 – 3.5 Coaches Rob & Shannon Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am 4.0 women Coach Josh & Rob Thursday 7:30 – 9:00pm 2.5 – 3.0 Coach Glenn   Live Ball These fast paced games provide several different point play situations creating unique challenges for players to overcome in live competition. Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00 3.5 – 4.5 Coaches Josh & Rob Sunday 11:30 – 12:30 2.0 – 3.0 Coach Shannon   Red Zone Developing positioning and tactics at the net to set up and finish the point. Monday 1:00 – 2:00pm 2.5 – 3.5 Coach Shannon Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00pm 2.5 – 3.5 Coach Shannon Thursday 10:30 – 11:30am 3.0 – 4.0 Coach Rusty Friday 1:00 – 2:00pm 3.5 – 4.5 Coach Josh   Return Ball Machine Utilizing our Ace Attack serving ball machine, every imaginable serve is possible, with a coach on your side of the net Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30am 2.5 – 4.5 Coach Josh Thursday 9:00 – 10:30am 2.5 – 4.5 Coach Shannon   Serve & Return Developing solid routines and targeting to start every point. Monday 12:00 – 1:00pm 2.5 – 3.5 Coach Shannon Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00pm 2.5 – 3.5 Coach Shannon Friday 12:00 – 1:00pm 3.5 – 4.5 Coach Josh Sunday 12:30 – 1:30pm 2.0 – 3.0 Coach...

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Basha Tennis sponsors…

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Basha Tennis sponsors…

Basha Tennis is proud to announce that we are the Premier Sponsor for Mountlake Terrace, Shorecrest, and Shorewood high schools, providing their primary official athletics information website.   Main benefits for the school Completely funds their official High School Athletic informational websites and all of the tools used by Athletic Directors, Coaches and families on a daily basis. www.WescoAthletics.com/ShorecrestScots www.WescoAthletics.com/ShorewoodThunderbirds www.WescoAthletics.com/MLTHawks (this is not quite ready yet) Completely funds future development, implementation and publishing of Middle school sites – still in development. Gives them a branded look with their own Mascot, Colors and Photo content for each sport page. Creates a stronger sense of personal pride for their community when viewing schedules, scores, standings and news. Unlocks ePoster Fundraising program for a team or booster club. Creates a unique opportunity/open door with a business like yours to actually give back in instructional and developmental ways that will increase the participation and competition in those three schools tennis programs.  Their success is your success.   The WescoAthletics website tools is a vital part of their every day – most AD’s or their secretaries use the interface many times every day.   Wesco now provides thier site to 32 leagues and more than 300 schools in Washington state and they are the official host for all 9 Washington State District Websites and District Playoff Brackets for all...

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Upcoming Forest Crest USTA Teams

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Upcoming Forest Crest USTA Teams

We are in the process of setting up our fall teams for mixed +18, men +55, and women +55! If you would like to join any of these team please contact Forest Crest at 425-774-0014 or email forestcrest@gmail.com.  It is likely that Forest Crest will host these teams (3) 6.0x +18 teams (3) 7.0x +18 teams (1) 8.0x +18 team (2) 9.0x +18 teams (1) 6.0M +55 team (1) 7.0M +55 team (1) 8.0M +55 team (1) 6.0W +55 team (1) 7.0W +55 team (1) 9.0W +55...

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Junior Summer Camps

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Junior Summer Camps

Session 1: July 10 – 14 Session 2: July 17 – 21 Session 3: July 24 – 28 Session 4: July 31 – Aug 4 Session 5: Aug 7 – 11 Session 6: Aug 14 – 18 Session 7: Aug 21 – 25 Registration Open! Challengers & Contenders Monday – Friday 8:30 – 11:30am   Tournament Team Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 –...

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Adult Summer Camps

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Adult Summer Camps

Session 1: July 10 – 30 Session 2: August 7 – 27   Registration Open! Monday 12:00 – 1:00 – Serve & Return, Coach: Shannon Nelson Monday 1:00 – 2:00 – Ball Machine Clinic, Coach: Shannon Nelson Monday 6:00 – 7:30 – Tennis 101, Coach: Glenn Delaney Monday 7:30 – 9:00 – Tennis 202, Coach: Glenn Delaney   Tuesday 12:00 – 1:30 – Classic Cup,  Coaches: Rob Korich & Shannon Nelson Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 – 4.0 Doubles Tactics, Coaches: Josh Basha & Rob Korich   Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30 – 4.0 Doubles, Coaches: Josh Basha & Rob Korich Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00 – 3.5+ Live Ball, Coaches: Josh Basha & Rob Korich Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 – Serve & Return, Coaches: Shannon Nelson & Rob Korich Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 – Red Zone, Coach: Shannon Nelson Wednesday 2:00 – 3:00 – Cardio Tennis, Coach: Shannon Nelson Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 – 3.5x Doubles, Coaches: Josh Basha & Rob Korich Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 – Tennis 202,  Coach: Glenn Delaney Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 – Red Zone, Coach: Rusty Bucklin Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 – Tennis 101, Coach: Glenn Delaney Thursday 7:30 – 9:00 – 2.5-3.0 technique, Coach: Glenn...

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Upcoming Adult Tournaments

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Upcoming Adult Tournaments

July 13 – 16, $Open$ & NTRP, Salem, OR   July 14 – 16, NTRP, Tacoma, WA   July 21 – 23, Open & NTRP, Renton, WA   July 21 – 23, Sections +18X, Sunriver, OR   July 24 – 30, $Open$, Tacoma, WA   July 26 – 30, NTRP, Mill Creek, WA Aug 1 – 6, $Open$ & Age, Seattle, WA Aug 11 – 13, Open & NTRP, Bellingham Aug 16 – 20, NTRP, Bellevue, WA Aug 19 – 22, NTRP, Mill Creek, WA Aug 21 – 26, National 60’s, Seattle, WA Aug 31 – Sep 4, NTRP, Kent, WA Sep 1 – 4, NTRP, Bellevue, WA Sep 1 – 4, Open & Age, Yakima, WA Sep 7 – 10, NTRP, Seattle,...

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Upcoming Junior Tournaments

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Upcoming Junior Tournaments

July 1 – 4, Entry Level, Bellevue, WA July 6 –  9, Int, Kirkland, WA   July 7 – 9, Adv, Olympia, WA   July 7 – 9, Entry Level, Bellevue, WA   July 11 – 13, Adv/Int, Wenatchee, WA   July 14, Entry Level, Seattle, WA   July 14 – 16, Adv, Kirkland, WA   July 14 – 16, Int, Renton, WA   July 20 – 23, Int, Kirkland, WA   July 21 – 23, Snohomish summer smash   July 27 – 30, Adv/Int, Kirkland, WA   July 28 – 30, Adv, Kent, WA   July 28, Entry Level, Seattle, WA   Aug 3 – 5, Adv, Everett, WA Aug 7 – 9, Adv, Seattle, WA   Aug 10 – 13, Adv, Bellevue, WA   Aug 14 – 16, Int, Seattle, WA   Aug 17 – 20, Adv, Kirkland, WA   Aug 23 – 27, Int, Bellevue, WA   Aug 25 – 27, Adv, Olympia,...

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