Best of Miami was the most popular and flexible tennis tournament for recreational tennis players in all of Miami Dade. With it’s end it became apparent from those who spoke of it that it needed to be reincarnated. So here you have it.
THE BEST OF 305
Starts: Sep 26 (Tue) with a Launch Party. Play begins Sep 29 (FRI) as group pool play commences for 21 days. In mid October the top 2 teams or players from each Division enter “knockout” draw with one match per week. Concluding on Finals weekend on Nov 18th and 19th at Miami Shores Country Club Tennis Courts.
WORLD CUP FORMAT:
Similar to World Cup, group pool play within your division will allow for plenty of matches and connecting with tennis players throughtout the city. With the top 2 teams or individuals advancing to the knockout rounds.
Players will have dedicated deadlines to play the matches at the courts and time of their choosing during both pool play and the knockout rounds. Simply, report your score after each match is complete. Top 2 players or teams advanced in each group to knockout round.
All matches will be 8-Game Pro Sets with a Gurerilla Tiebreaker at 8-all. Guerilla Tiebreakers are first player or team to 21 points played like a regular tiebreaker with switching sides every 6 points.
As in the tradition with Best of Miami we will allow play up to 3 divisions including:
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Singles 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Open.
Doubles 2.5, 3,0, 3,5, 4.0, 4,5 and Open
Mixed: 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and Open
Seniors: Men’s and Women’s 50s and 60s.
Cost: $45 per player.
Launch Party and Finals Host: Miami Shores CC
We will have an Launch Party as well as a Finals Day hosted at Miami Shores Country Club.
Launch Party on Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 7pm
Tournament Finals: Saturday November 18th Raindate Sunday, Nov 19th.
Trophies for Champions and Finalist
If you are new to tennis or a lapsed player looking to get back in to the game let’s start with a free assessment of your game. Fill out the Quiz below to start the process and we will email your tennis rating to you.
After that we can help you find a class to play in that suits your needs.
Miami-FL Is it just me or is it hard to find people your own age and skill set to play tennis with in Miami? It’s not the easiest city in the world to connect with people or find reliable service providers.
If you have ever wanted to “really” learn to play tennis and have a firm understanding on how to control your shots, connect with new friends and get a great workout at the same time you have landed at the right place.
COMPREHENSIVE TENNIS EXPERIENCE
We offer after work tennis classes for three levels of players: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. We are the only tennis program in Miami geared for young adults with a pathway of tennis programs that includes a 100 day online practice program in between your weekly group tennis lessons.
It’s time to choose the right level for you.
We offer 3 after work programs to get you started.
For those who really want to accelerate your learning and seek total immersion we recommend our 100 days online course you can use as a practice plan to work on your game outside of class called Red Ball Tennis Lessons for an additional $7/ month.
Can you feel our enthusiasm for our craft? We are totally committed to your tennis experience and your improvement.
When you are ready simply reserve your spot in class in one of the classes above and then take it up a notch with Red Ball Tennis Lessons. practice plan.
Let the fun begin!
Brian Lutz and Katya Yegoreychenko
Find Your A-ha Moment
Hint! Need a tennis racket or have questions about the right level for you? Email us: Ask@Backhand-City.com
When learning the backhand tennis students are left to decide if they want a one-handed or two-handed backhand. One is easier to learn for some than others. It depends on a lot on a few factors including: your physique, non dominant hand skills and some personality traits.
Want to learn more about this process and decision?
If you live in Miami sign up for one of our tennis clinics in Coconut Grove.
If you don’t live here don’t fret. You can take my Red Ball Tennis Lesson course online.
In the meantime, check out my one-handed backhand we shot the other day. I think I need to work on my spacing and contact point. : ) #Practice #NeverEnds
This is an excerpt from the Introduction to Chapter 3 in Red Ball Tennis Lessons. Online Tennis Lesson for $7 a month
NYC- In the Big Apple the song rings true. “if you can make it there you can make it anywhere”.
I’ve taught lessons in Manhattan where you bring your own net. You heard me right. The net kept getting stolen at a small park right on East 93rd Street and 3rd avenue. It was a cute park with basketball courts and a great wall to warm up on. It was right behind a bakery so you could smell the fresh baked goods and coffee amongst the omni present sirens and gas fumes. If you had a vision like I did it was an tennis oasis in the urban jungle, sort of.
I used to haul my net and basket of balls to the unfinished asphalt tennis court where locals used the court with two silver rusting net posts to run their dogs. Inevitably, on hot days the place smelled like urine and negligent dog owners didn’t clean up after their dogs. There is nothing worse than dog crap. I’m from PA so I guess you can say I know my shit. Horse shit, cow shit all used in the fields of Lancaster County, PA for fertilizer. But dog fecal matter. You know the smell there is nothing worse.
Well the good news the court was free but every time I played there I felt like a paid the price in so many ways. It’s no longer a park as a condo is now in it’s place but this pain hatched the idea that I didn’t need a tennis court to give novice and recreational tennis players tennis lessons all I need was clean space and a roof with NO DOGS. They were everywhere I started renting out school gymnasiums.
It’s here I really fine tuned my craft of teaching adults how to play this great sport of tennis. Chapter 3 is kind of a tribute to my NYC experience with some Miami clips thrown in as well from my early years here in the previous decade.
It’s all nostalgia but fun to look back at the genesis of TennisTIP and how I really learned to play tennis through the eyes of my students.
The best ideas come from nothing or at least dog shit.
Brian “Big Apple” Lutz