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.

Scavenger Hunt!

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

Scavenger Hunt!

Summer Scavenger Hunt!! Prizes include new rackets, bags, private lessons, & tennis clinics. Today we are posting 60 signs around town. Take a picture of signs when you see them (please, not while driving), ensure the number on the top right is visible. Post your pic on Facebook and/or Instagram tagging Josh Basha. 19 of the signs have a bonus prize for the first person to post the picture. There are also total signs prizes. 10 signs = Grip Replacement 20 signs = Can of Penn Balls 30 signs = Syn Gut stringing, choice of color 40 signs = 4 Ball can of Dunlop Clay Court balls 50 signs = Video Analysis of stroke of your choice 60 signs = Natural Gut stringing...

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Racket Stringing

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Racket Stringing

Same Day Service (on string in stock) We carry more than 90 strings creating +8000 different hybrid options   Stringing Services Discounts Home & Visiting Teams 20% off the day of the match High School Players 20% off during their school season Forest Crest Members 10% off   String Gauge Babolat Addiction 17g Diadem Solstice Power 17g/1.20 Dunlop Black Widow 16/1.31 Dunlop Black Widow 17/1.26 Dunlop Hexy Fibre 16/1.30 Dunlop Hexy Fibre 17/1.22 Dunlop Ice 17/1.25 Dunlop Pearl  17/1.25 Dunlop Pearl  16/1.30 Dunlop Silk 16/1.32 Dunlop Silk 17/1.22 Dunlop Syn Gut (blue) 16/1.30 Dunlop Syn Gut (green) 16/1.32 Dunlop Syn Gut (green) 17g/1.25 Dunlop Syn Gut (pink) 16/1.32 Dunlop Syn Gut (white) 16/1.32 Dunlop Syn Gut (white) 17/1.25 Gamma Advantage Black 15/1.38 Gamma Advantage White 15/1.38 Gamma Challenger Syn Gut 16/1.32 Gamma Challenger Syn Gut 17/1.27 Gamma iO Soft 17 17/1.23 Gamma Ocho 17/1.25 Gamma Ocho TNT 17/1.25 Gamma Ocho TNT 16/1.30 Gamma Ocho TNT RX 16g/1.30 Gamma Ocho XP 17/1.27 Gamma Poly Z 16/1.30 Gamma Poly Z 17/1.25 Gamma Professional  16/1.32 Gamma Professional  17/1.27 Gamma Revelation 16/1.32 Gamma Stinger 16/17 1.30, 1.27 Gamma Syn Gut (purple) 16/1.30 Gamma TNT Ruff 16g/1.30 Gamma Zo Verve  16/1.32 Gosen AK Pro CX 16g/1.30 Gosen Nano Blend 16 Head FXP Natural  17g Head Hawk 17/1.25 Head Sonic Pro  17/1.25 Head Velocity MLT 16g/1.30 Luxilon Alu Power 17/1.25 Luxilon Big Banger Rough 16g/1.30 Pacific Classic Natural Gut 16g/1.30 Pacific Poly Gut Hybrid 16L Prince Classic Lightning XX 16g/1.30 Prince Classics Lightning XX 17/1.25 Prince Classics Topspin 15L/1.38 Prince Classics Tournament Nylon 15L/1.38 Prince Premier Control 16g/1.30 Prince Premier Touch 16/1.30 Prince Tour XR 16g/1.30 Pro’s Pro Black Out 16L/1.24 Pro’s Pro Clay Court Plus 16/1.30 Pro’s Pro Gutex Ultra 16/ 1.30 Pro’s Pro Hexmulti 16/1.30 Pro’s Pro Hitec Multifiber 16g/1.30 Pro’s Pro Ichiban Spin Gold 17/1.21 Pro’s Pro Intense Heat 16L/1.25 Pro’s Pro Interceptor 17L/1.20 Pro’s Pro Ku De Ta 16L/1.25 Pro’s Pro Lethal 5 16L/124 Pro’s Pro Lethal 8 16L/1.24 Pro’s Pro Nano Vendetta 16L/1.25 Pro’s Pro Plus Power 17g/1.23 Pro’s Pro Poly Spin 15L/1.33 Pro’s Pro Red Devil 19/1.14 Pro’s Pro Red Devil 17g/1.24 Pro’s Pro Spiral X 16g/1.30 Pro’s Pro Strategem 10 16L/1.25 Pro’s Pro Torpedo 16/1.30 Solinco Heaven Strings Tour Bit Diamond Rough 16L/1.25 Solinco Heaven Strings Tour Bite 18/1.15 Solinco Heaven Strings Tour Bite 17/1.20 Solinco Heaven Strings Tour Bite Diamond Rough 17/1.20 Solinco Heaven Strings Tour Bite Soft 16L/1.25 Solinco Hyper G 17g/1.20 Tecnifibre Black Code 18 17L/1.18 Tecnifibre multi feel 17g/1.25 Tecnifibre multi feel 16g/1.30 Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 18 17L/1.19 Tecnifibre X-1 BiPhase 16g/1.31 Toalson 135 Hybrid KV 1.35/1.30 Toalson Cyberblade Tour 16g/1.30 Toalson Syn 130 Spin 16g/1.30 Volkl Cyclone 17g/1.25 Volkl Power Fiber II 16g/1.30 Volkl V-blast 16g/1.30 Wilson NXT 16g/1.30 Wilson Optimus 16g/1.30 Wilson Sensation 16g/1.30 Yonex Poly Tour Pro 120 17/1.20 Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro 16/1.32 Yonex Tour Super Solid X 125 16L/1.25 Yonex Tour Super Solid X 130 16/1.30    ...

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Registration is Open!

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

Registration is Open!

Register today at ForestCrest.com JuniorsSession: March 6 – April 23Make up week: April 24 – 30 Tournament TeamMonday 6:00 – 7:30amTuesday 3:00 – 4:30pmWednesday 6:00 – 7:30amThursday 3:00 – 4:30pmFriday 6:00 – 7:30am ChallengersMonday 3:00 – 4:30pmTuesday 4:30 – 6:00pmWednesday 3:00 – 4:30pmThursday 4:30 – 6:00pmSunday 3:00 – 4:30pm ContendersMonday 4:30 – 6:00pmWednesday 4:30 – 6:00pmSunday 4:30 – 6:00pm AdultsSession: March 6 – April 23 Ball Machine ClinicMonday 12:00 – 1:00pm – ShannonTuesday 7:00 – 8:00am – Josh Serve & Return ClinicMonday 1:00 – 2:00pmWednesday 12:00 – 1:00pm Cardio TennisTuesday 8:00 – 9:00amWednesday 2:00 – 3:00pm Tennis 101Monday 6:00 – 7:30pmTuesday 9:30 – 10:30am 2.0 – 2.5 – Skills and Drills – Thursday 6:00 – 7:30pm 2.5 – 3.0 – Skills and Drills – Thursday 7:30 – 9:00pm 3.0 – 3.5 – Red Zone – Thursday 10:30 – 11:30am 3.5 – 4.0 – Skills and Drills – Wednesday 7:30 – 9:00pm 3.0 – Doubles Tactics – Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00pm Classic Cup Tactics – Tuesday 12:00 – 1:30pm Challenge Cup Tactics – Wednesday 10:30 – noon Kingco Cup Tactics – Tuesday 10:30 – noon 4.0 – 4.5 Doubles Tactics – Sunday 6:00 –...

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Prince Products

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Prince Products

Rackets         TeXtreme Phantom 100 $199 delivery available early April TeXtreme Tour 95 $199       TeXtreme Tour 100P $199       TeXtreme Tour 100T $189       TeXtreme Warrior 100 $199       TeXtreme Warrior 100T $189       TeXtreme Warrior 107 $139       TeXtreme Warrior 107T $139       TeXtreme Warrior 107L $179       TeXtreme Premier 120 $199       TeXtreme Premier 110 $189 delivery available early April TeXtreme Premier 105 $179                           Shoes         T22 Lite         Men White/Black $99       Men Black/Green $99 delivery available early April Men Black/White/Red $99 delivery available early April Women White/Silver $99       Women Ocean/White/Pink $99 delivery available early April Women White/Teal $99 delivery available early April           T22         Men White/Black/Green $99       Men White/Navy/Silver $99       Women White/Pink $99       Women White/Silver $99    ...

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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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