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.

Will you be the next Tiebreaker Champion of Forest Crest?!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Will you be the next Tiebreaker Champion of Forest Crest?!

Tuesday, January 10 starts our coached Tiebreaker Challenge! Members and non Members can enjoy challenge courts playing best 2 out of 3 super tiebreakers with tactical coaching. The winning team retains the court a maximum of 3 matches. Registration for the first Tiebreaker Challenge opens Wednesday, January 4. To register sign up at the club or call 425-774-0014, registration is first come first serve. Early registration, before 6pm on match day players will be placed in order of priority for first match ups, adult members, junior members, adult non members, junior non members. Once your team loses or wins 3 matches sign up to play more!   Play as long as you can/want. Forest Crest Members $10, Non Members $15   Tuesday 7:30 – 9:00pm 2 courts available Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30pm 3 courts available   6.0 – 7.0 teams are encouraged to start play at 7:30pm 8.0 teams are encouraged to arrive after 8:30pm 9.0 teams are encouraged to arrive after 9:00pm   Pick your partner or we can help you find a partner. Each month the team with the most tiebreakers won will have their name posted at Forest...

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USTA +40 Season

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

USTA +40 Season

USTA +40 season   Are you ready for the upcoming season?!   Team registration opens after the USTA year end ratings come out December 4. The minimum registration deadline of 8 players is December 12. If you would like to join a team please call Forest Crest at 425-774-0014 to join one of our teams. We are looking to host these teams.   Women 2.5 Women 3.0 Women 3.5 Women 4.0   Men 3.0 Men 3.5 Men...

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Forest Crest Mixed Teams in the Hunt

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Forest Crest Mixed Teams in the Hunt

Forest Crest USTA teams still in the hunt 6.0x – FC – Dev With 1 match left we are in 2nd place! Remaining match – December 4, 1:30pm at Forest Crest   9.0x – FC – Basha Tennis With 1 match left we are in 2nd place! Remaining match – November 26, 7:00pm at Eastside Tennis Center   Hopefully one or both of these teams can follow up the 6.0x national run of last season!   Play off Sectional Break Downs Playoff...

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Injury Recovery

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Injury Recovery

July 31, just 2 days before the Washington State tournament I received the worst personal injury to date, 2 torn ankle ligaments. The recovery process and returning to work was challenging and successful in large part to the great coaching staff, thank you very much for your help Jeremy, Justin, Shannon, Nick, Glenn, and Diane. This injury did create a winner, Nick was able to upgrade doubles partners to win the open doubles at the Washington State tournament!   Sitting out of tournaments, weekly leagues, and USTA matches created a lack of much needed competition. Fortunately I was able to find NWfoosball.com and still competed in the Washington State foosball tournament. While those tournament results were expectedly poor it was a fun learning experience to try to compete in a new arena.   After a humbling experience of learning proper injury recovery and the joy of coming back after being sedentary I was fortunate enough to return to tennis competition in less than 3 month. All credit for the speedy recovery is due to UW Sports Medicine, thank you very much Dr. Bouche and Physical Therapist Kayoto for helping me get back on the court so quickly! While provided exceptional care at UW Sports Medicine those appointments would not have been made without the strong words from Gini, thank you very much for encouragement to schedule an appointment so...

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Black Friday Deal

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Black Friday Deal

Dunlop Pearl strings and replacement grip for $25 ($15 savings).  To get this deal email bashatennis@gmail.com with Black Friday in the subject line.  All emails must be received on 11-25-26.  Service will be provided 11-28 to 12-2.   Dunlop Pearl is a comfortable multifilament with decent power and impressive control. It is made with a high tenacity braided core enclosed by a twisted wrap and a durable nano-elastic coating. It offers a nice compromise between control and power while providing a very smooth ride and decent spin for a multi. This is a great option for the player who wants a crisper...

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Adult Programs at Forest Crest

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Session 2: October 24 – December 18 No Classes Thanksgiving Week REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 10   TACTICS CLINICS Clinic Day Time Cost/Session* 3-3.5 Singles Monday noon-1 pm  $100 3-3.5 Doubles class canceled  Monday 2-3 pm $100 3-3.5 Doubles Wednesday 2-3 pm $100 3-3.5 Red Zone Thursday 10:30-11:30 am $100             TECHNIQUE TRAINING Clinic Day Time Cost/Session* Serve & Return – 2.5-3.5 Monday 1-2 pm $100 Serve & Return – 2.5-3.5 Wednesday 1-2 pm $100 Adult 2.0-2.5 Thursday 6-7:30 pm $150 Adult 2.5-3.0 Thursday 7:30-9 pm $150   TEAM PRACTICES Clinic Day Time Cost/Session* Kingco Cup Tuesday 10:30 am-noon $150 Classic Cup Tuesday noon-1:30 pm $150 3.0-3.5 Tuesday 7:30 – 9 pm $150 Challenge Cup Wednesday 10:30 am-noon $150 3.5-4.0 Wednesday 6-7:30 pm $150   TENNIS FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! Clinic Day Time Cost/Session* Tennis Fit Tuesday 9-10:30 am $150 Cardio Tennis Wednesday noon-1 pm $100 Tennis Fit Thursday 9-10:30 am...

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Junior Tournament Team

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Session 2: October 24 – December 18 No classes Thanksgiving week   Tournament Team is for advanced players, ages 12-18, who are currently competing in local tournaments. All sessions ensure a 4:1 player coach ratio. Select 1-3 training days a week: Tuesday, 3 – 4:30 pm ($300) Thursday, 3 – 4:30 pm ($300) Both days plus 1 day in the Challengers Class ($700) Forest Crest members receive 10% discount off listed prices! Members of Klahaya Swim & Tennis Club receive 10% discount off listed prices! Class participants who are not members at Forest Crest receive a junior membership  during the class session.   Players joining the tournament team should play one of these events.  Our coaches will be at both tournaments. Advanced – Eastside Tennis Center – November 25 – 27 Intermediate – Sandpoint Tennis Center – November 25 –...

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Junior Programs at Forest Crest

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Session 2: October 24 – December 18 No classes Thanksgiving week REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 10   Cost/Session: $200 for 1 day/week; $375 for 2 days/week; $550 for 3 days/week Forest Crest members get 10% discount off listed prices! Members of Klahaya Swim and Tennis Club get 10% off listed prices! Sibling Discounts: $25 for 2nd child; $50 for 3rd child; $75 for 4th child Class Description Day Time Challengers  Intermediate-Advanced, ages 10-19 Monday 3 – 4:30 pm   Players will be grouped by age and ability. Tuesday 4:30 – 6 pm     Wednesday 3 – 4:30 pm     Thursday 4:30 – 6 pm         Contenders Beginner-Intermediate, ages 6-15 Monday 4:30 – 6 pm   Players will be grouped by age and ability. Wednesday 4:30 – 6 pm     Sunday 4:30 – 6...

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November Junior Tournaments

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

November Junior Tournaments

This November our coaches will be at 2 tournaments, come out and join us!   Sandpoint Tennis Center – Intermediate – Nov 25 – 27 Eastside Tennis Center – Advanced – Nov 25 – 27   Our 9.0x team will be playing November 26, 7pm at Eastside Tennis Center.  Coaches will watch  juniors play and then the juniors can stick around to watch the coaches...

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Forest Crest USTA Teams

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Forest Crest USTA Teams

We have 6 teams in the hunt for playoffs!  The top 2 teams in each division reach playoffs, good luck this weekend!   FC – Dev 6.0x – 5-0 record, currently 1st place Next match – 10-22, 7:30pm at Edgebrooke & 11-6, 5:30pm at Eastside Tennis Center   FC – Whitfield 6.0x – 3-1 record, currently 4th place Next match – 10-22, 8:30pm at Eastside Tennis Center & 11-5, 6:00pm at Forest Crest   FC – Groset 7.0x – 3-1 record, currently 4th place Next match – 10-23, 8:30pm at Eastside Tennis Center, 10-30, 6:00pm at Edgebrooke   FC – Chastain 7.0x – 3-2 record, currently in 4th place Next match vs 2nd place 10-22, 6:00pm at Forest Crest   FC – Basha Tennis 9.0x – 3-1 record, currently in 3rd place Next Match – 10-23, 12:00 at Forest Crest   FC – Bates 9.0W – 2-3 record, currently in 3rd place Next match – 10-23, 1:30pm at Forest...

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