Make up clinics

Sep 26, 2016 by

We have some openings this week for players needing to make up clinics.  Please remember players need to fill out the missing clinic form at least 24 hours in advance to be eligible to make up a missing clinic.  Please email bashatennis@gmail.com to confirm your make up.   Contenders Monday 4:30 – 6:00pm Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00pm Sunday 4:30 – 6:00pm   Challengers Monday 3:00 – 4:30pm Tuesday 4:30 – 6:00pm Wednesday 3:00 – 4:30pm Thursday 4:30 –...

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High School Match September 26 – 30...

Sep 26, 2016 by

Monday, September 26 Edmonds-Woodway @ Woodinville Shorecrest @ Oak Harbor Lake Stevens @ Glacier Peak Jackson @ Cascade Kamiak @ Mariner   Tuesday, September 27 Mountlake Terrace @ Shorecrest Shorewood @ Lynnwood Edmonds-Woodway @ Meadowdale Newport @ Bothell Inglemoor @ Mt. Si Skyline @ Woodinville   Wednesday, September 28 Bothell @ Inglemoor Glacier Peak @ Kamiak Monroe @ Jackson   Thursday, September 29 Shorewood @ Meadowdale Lynnwood @ Mountlake Terrace Edmonds-Woodway @ Shorecrest Woodinville @ Eastlake Glacier Peak @ Cascade Lake Stevens @ Jackson Kamiak @ Monroe   Friday, September 30 Meadowdale @ Snohomish Mountlake Terrace @...

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Adult Summer Programs

Jun 16, 2016 by

Our adult sessions ensure a 6:1 player coach ratio.  All sessions are held at Forest Crest Athletic Club. Summer Session 1: July 11-31 Summer Session 2: August 1-21 Register Today for Tactic Development Register Today for Technical Development Register Today for Tennis 101       Day Time Cost/Session Singles Tactics Mon 12:00-1:00pm $45 Serve & Return Technique Mon 1:00-2:00pm $45 3.0 Doubles Tactics Mon 2:00-3:00pm $45 Adult 3.0 Technique Mon 6:00-7:30pm $65 Tennis 101 Mon 7:30-9:00pm $65 3.0-3.5 Doubles Tactics Tue 12:00-1:30pm $65 3.0-3.5 Doubles Tactics – No Session 2 Tue 6:00-7:30pm $65 Cardio Tennis Wed 12:00-1:00pm $45 Serve & Return Technique Wed 1:00-2:00pm $45 3.0 Doubles Tactics Wed 2:00-3:00pm $45 3.5-4.0 Doubles Tactics – No Session 2 Wed 6-7:30pm $65 Red Zone Tactics – Special Session June 23-July 7 Thu 10:30-11:30am $45...

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Cardio Tennis & Tennis Fit...

Jun 16, 2016 by

Start your fitness plan today or continue to develop your fitness!  Our fitness clinics provide you the opportunity to push yourself as hard as you want to go!  All sessions will be held at Forest Crest Athletic Club. Summer Session 1: July 11 – 31 Summer Session 2: August 1-21 Tuesday 8:30 – 10:00am – Tennis Fit Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00pm – Cardio Tennis Thursday 8:30 – 10:00am – Tennis Fit Register...

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Junior Tournament Circuit

Jun 16, 2016 by

June 21 – 24 18 and below yellow ball – singles All matches will be scheduled Tuesday – Friday 3:00 – 4:30pm All matches consist of 2 out of 3 sets, no ad scoring, 10 point tiebreaker in lieu of 3rd set. All match will be played at Forest Crest Athletic Club. Register Today!   June 21 – 24 13 and below green dot – singles All matches will be scheduled Tuesday – Friday 4:30 – 6:00pm All matches consist of 2 out of 3 sets, no ad scoring, 10 point tiebreaker in lieu of 3rd set. All match will be played at Forest Crest Athletic Club. Register Today!...

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Forest Crest Singles Club Championships...

Jun 16, 2016 by

June 24 – 26 Men and Women Singles 3.5 and below divisions Forest Crest Members only All matches consist of 2 out of 3 sets, no ad scoring, 10 point tiebreaker in lieu of 3rd set. Register...

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Tournament Team Summer Camps

Jun 16, 2016 by

Our Tournament Team Camps provide the complete package for players competing in local tournaments this summer, technique, tactics, physical recovery, conditioning, and coaches at tournaments.  These sessions ensure a 4:1 player coach ratio.  These sessions will be held at Forest Crest Athletic Club, 4901 – 238th St SW, Mountlake, Terrace, WA 98043.  Register Today!     Two-Week Camps, Tuesday & Thursday         July 12-21; July 26-Aug 4; Aug 9-18       Tournament Team, coach approval required 12-19 3:00-6:00pm...

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Junior Learn to Play Summer Camps...

Jun 16, 2016 by

Our Learn to Play Camps help beginning players develop all of the shots needed to play matches!  These clinics ensure a 6:1 player coach ratio.  These sessions will be held at Forest Crest Athletic Club, 4901 – 238th St SW, Mountlake, Terrace, WA 98043.  Register Today!   Weekly Camps, Monday – Thursday   Ages  Time Cost/Session July 11-14; July 18-21; July 25-28; Aug 1-4; Aug 8-11; Aug 15-18       Learn To Play: Foam  Ball 4-6 noon – 1pm $80 Learn To Play: Red Ball 7-8 1:00-2:00pm $80 Learn to Play: Orange Ball 9-10 2:00-3:00pm...

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Challengers & Contenders Summer Camps...

Jun 16, 2016 by

Our summer camps focus on tactical development providing junior players the opportunity to implement new skills in team matches, matches with friends, and tournaments.  These programs ensure a 6:1 player coach ratio.  All camps are held at Forest Crest Athletic Club, 4901 – 238th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.  Register Today! Weekly Camps Monday – Friday 10:00 – noon July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29 Aug 1-5 Aug 8-12 Aug...

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Weekly Private Lesson Summer Deal...

Jun 16, 2016 by

Weekly private lesson bookings for our summer session, July 11 – August 21 have started.  To book your weekly private lesson with Josh pick your time and email bashatennis@gmail.com. All private lessons will be held at Forest Crest Athletic Club, 4901 – 238th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Summer Deal purchases expire July 7.     Summer Deal* Members Buy 5 get the 6th free 30 min $35 $175 60 min $65 $325 90 min $100 $500       Non Members   30 min $40 $200 60 min $75 $375 90 min $110 $550   Monday 3:00 – 4:00pm 4:00 – 5:00pm 5:00 – 6:00pm   Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30am   Wednesday 7:30 – 9:00am 9:00 – 10:00am 10:00 – 11:00am 11:00 – 12:00 12:00 – 1:30pm 1:30 – 2:30pm   Thursday...

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Private Lesson Times Available

Jun 16, 2016 by

We are between sessions June 21 – July 11 and it’s the perfect time for individual technical gains.  To schedule a lesson with Josh select your time below and email bashatennis@gmail.com.  All private lessons will be held at Forest Crest Athletic Club, 4901 – 238th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Members   30 min $35 60 min $65 90 min $100     Non Members   30 min $40 60 min $75 90 min $110   Monday, June 27 10:30 – 11:30am 11:30 – 12:30pm 12:30 – 1:30pm 2:00 – 3:00pm 3:00 – 4:00pm 4:00 – 5:00pm 5:00 – 6:00pm   Tuesday, June 28 9:30 – 10:30am 10:30 – 11:30am 11:30 – 12:30pm 12:30 – 1:30pm 2:00 – 3:00pm 3:00 – 4:00pm 4:00 – 5:00pm 5:00 – 6:00pm   Wednesday, June 29 9:30...

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Courts and Play

Apr 6, 2016 by

Many of us know that there are various types of courts that range from grass to clay to artificial materials. What we sometimes forget until we actually start playing on these courts though, is that the different types of courts have different characteristics of play. We’re here to provide you with the information you may need to be prepared for playing on a different type of court than you’re used to.   Grass Courts   The first tennis courts were made of grass. Today, it is the least available court because of the expenses that come with frequent maintenance, and limited playable time frames. Unlike other court types, grass courts are only available a few months out of the year, and can be worn down if played on too frequently. The inconsistent and soft...

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Play Tennis for Soccer!

Apr 4, 2016 by

We know. You’re probably thinking: tennis and soccer? Could we have picked two more different sports to compare, a racket sport and a sport with minimal hand use. There’s actually more similarities between the two activities than you might think.   Tennis requires great footwork to ensure the best possible contact point every shot while your opponent has the goal of ruining your contact point every shot.  In soccer footwork is the sport, being able to use your feet effectively to pass, shoot and dribble.    Passing a soccer ball is most consistent by using the inside of your foot.  That footwork pattern is the same for inside out shots in tennis.  Passing with the inside of your right foot is the same as the inside out forehand (for right handed players), while passing...

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Juice Your Way To Victory

Apr 4, 2016 by

The juicing hype stormed hard into the health community in the recent past, and while the talk isn’t as frequent and animated now, it’s still there. Why has the prospect of juicing still lingered? Wasn’t it a fad diet?   There are advantages to juicing though that might capture your attention however that have been proven and are supported by university studies. It has been discovered, is that with proper planning juicing can: Help increase daily intake of fruit and vegetables Help with weight loss Boost sports performance and muscle recovery   It’s easy to see how juicing can help you take in more fruit and vegetables. The weight loss aspect of juicing, however, gets a little more complicated. Vegetables and fruit are healthy, yes, but they do still provide calories. If you’re watching...

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Protect Yourself From The Heat

Mar 28, 2016 by

As the climate gets warmer, more and more people head outdoors to play tennis. While it’s pleasant to feel the sun on your face as you hit the ball back and for with your friends, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before stepping out into that sunlight. The combination of the warmer climate, and your body heating up during match plays puts you in higher risk of heat illnesses such as muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.   In the heat, if you don’t have enough fluids in your body, and if your sweat isn’t evaporating fast enough, chances are you will experience one of the heat illnesses mentioned previously. As you play, your body heats up from movement, on top of that the heat from the court...

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How Can Tennis Benefit Baseball and Softball?...

Mar 28, 2016 by

Both baseball and softball create many athletes with great throwing arms and hand-eye coordination that would benefit them if they played tennis, but did you know tennis could also benefit a player’s performance in baseball and softball?   Tennis helps many athletes develop a variety of skills that are as useful on the court as they are on the field. Tennis has a similar arm motion in the serves as baseball and softball throwing movements. This serve motion happens at the beginning of every match, and can strengthen the throwing skills of baseball and softball players. Besides enhancing an athlete’s throwing skills, tennis has many more skills it can help improve such as catching, striking, and running. The tennis player doesn’t catch the ball with the hand most times, but when they hit a...

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All You Want to Know About the Raw Food Diet...

Mar 25, 2016 by

As people have become more and more self-conscious about the size of their bodies, they’ve turned to the countless varieties of diets out there to help slim down their bodies. Many people have also started to turn to specific diets to best support their bodies needs such as low-sodium diets for those struggling with high blood pressure, or gluten-free diets for those who are allergic to gluten. The raw food diet was created, and used for a combination of these purposes. The idea of eating raw foods for health purposes started in the 1800s with doctor Maximilian Bircher-Benner who discovered he could cure his own jaundice by eating raw apples. This discovery inspired him to test the effects of other raw food on human health, which then slowly evolved into what we know today...

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Tennis: A Mental War Zone

Mar 21, 2016 by

When many of us think of tennis, we think of the rackets hitting the ball back and forth over a net. What many of us miss, however, is the mental battle going on inside each player. The few times our minds really turn to the player’s mental battle is when they throw a tantrum out of frustration. This tantrum includes throwing rackets, and hitting the ball with unnecessary force. While it may be entertaining for the audience, it can be embarrassing for the actual player, and encouraging for their opponent. The anger can also cause a player to slightly change their grip, or timing, when they hit the ball, which can make a huge difference in your play.   Passion is great and may even be necessary to play sports at a higher level,...

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Is It Time To Restring?

Mar 21, 2016 by

Although we don’t like to admit it, many of us may be taking our strings for granted. We put a lot of focus on the large and flashy rackets, and tennis clothes and shoes; who can blame us? There’s always something new being brought to our attention, things that promise better play, better style, and some of these promises are delivered. We get so caught up in these other details, however, we forget the one item that has the most actual contact with the ball: the strings.   Yes, we’ve already read about how to select the best strings, we’ve even splurged a bit to figure out what we like to play with best, and have been using it since— isn’t that enough? Unfortunately, strings aren’t as durable and long lasting as the racket...

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Hydration= Water + Electrolytes...

Mar 20, 2016 by

Most people understand the importance of proper hydration; water is being pushed upon everyone for good health, but while water is necessary for hydration and proper body function, it can’t work alone.   According to the USTA, there is a condition called hyponatremia which happens when an athlete only consumes water, and sweats out large amounts of electrolytes like sodium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. This means that the fluids within the body becomes diluted, causing nausea, vomiting, headache, confusion, lethargy, fatigue, appetite loss, restlessness, irritability, muscle weakness, spasms, cramps, and even seizures in worst case scenarios. So while it is important to be taking in water during exercise, it is also equally important to replenish the amount of electrolytes.   Many sources say that water is fine for light to moderate intensity exercises,...

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