Category: Jeannieross Barcia

Jeannie Reaches Semi-final in Andalucian Regional Under 13 Championship

It has been a good couple of weeks for Jeannieross Barcia that have culminated in a great performance at the Andalucian Regional Under 13 Championships. Jeannie has had some tough matches, having to first qualify and then battling to reach the semi-final on the final weekend of the championship. But first of all, on the 21st October Jeannie also became under 16 champion at Polideportivo San Pedro Alcántara Marbella.

Andalucian Championship Qualifying

On 22nd October Jeannie won the first qualifying match 6-0, 6-0 to go forward to the final draw. In the final qualifier against Dana Aylan, a consistently good player, Jeannie played an almost perfect game with confident passing, forehand down the line and cross-court shots. The final score was 6-1, 6-0, a great result and Jeannie went through to the final 16 playing the next weekend.

Andalucian Championship Final Weekend

On 28th October Jeannie played two matches, she won the first match against Claudia Garcia Jimenez ranked number 4. It was a really exciting game taking 4 hours and the final score was 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 taking Jeannie into the quarter finals. In the quarter finals Jeannie won again 6-3, 6-3 becoming the first Filipno to make the regional semi-finals.

On the following day Jeannie played in the semi-final and, although she lost, gained great experience at playing in a regional championship at a high level.

Jeannie is coached by Marbella tennis coach Orlando Barcia who runs tennis lessons in Marbella.

Under 14 Champion of the X11 Tournament at The Royal Tennis Club

Jeannie Barcia became the under 14 champion of the X11 tournament at the The Royal Tennis Club this weekend.

The Semi-final

After a marathon semi-final match, that lasted for two hours and forty five minutes, against Sofía Marinesco, a strong player with a hard hitting forehand and backhand top spin. After losing the first set 4-6, Jeannie used her powerful forehand and backhand drives to take the second set 6-1. The match then went into a super tie-break which Jeannie, now full of confidence, won (10-5). During the match Jeannie fell three times whilst trying to return very difficult balls, it was a very emotional match.

The final score to Jeannie: 4-6, 6-1, (10-5)

The Final

The final was against Maria who was physically taller than Jeannie with powerful serves, forehands and backhands. However, Jeannie, full of confidence after the semi-final, won the championship after a good match.

The final score to Jeannie: 6-1, 6-4

 

Jeannie in the under 14 junior final – Costa del Sol circuito Royal Tennis Club

Jeannie reached the final of the 6th edition of the Circuito Costa Del Sol under 14 tournament at the Royal Tennis Club Marbella where she was up against the under 16 number one seed Alicia Romero Gómez.

It was a nervous start by Jeannie in the first set but in the second set Jeannie gained confidence and started to attack every point. The second set was decided after a difficult point where Jeannie lost her balance and fell down.

The final score was 6-2, 6-3 in favour of Alicia, but it was an excellent well fought match.

Jeannie – A double champion

In great form over the last two weeks, Jeannie has won two tournaments.

Sunday 1st October – Estepona Tennis Club

Jeannie became champion in the under 14 age group. In the final match, her opponent was Hermine Kosich, who put up a great fight.

During the first set, Hermine used her forehand with power and effect and Jeannie lost the set 5-7. However, in the second set Jeannie started to find her big forehand and was also successful with many backhand passing shots; she won the second set 6-2. With the match evenly balanced the championship had to be decided by a 10 point super tie break. In the tie break, Jeannie maintained her game and confidence; finally winning the championship 5-7, 6-2, (10-5).

 

Sunday 24th September –  Royal Tennis Club Marbella

Royal Tennis Club Marbella.open tournament.in Marbella .24.09.2017

Jeannie became champion in the 12 years old and under category.

 

Jeannie is a finalist in the Master xx Circuito Andalucía de Verano


 
Jeannie played some excellent tennis at this weekend’s Master xx Circuito Andalucía de Verano tounament to become a finalist in the twelve years and under category.

Although Jeannie was unsuccessful in the final she gained some good experience of playing at this level.

Here are a few moments from the game that show some great tennis from both finalists.

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Jeannie in Royal Tennis Club Tournament

Jeannieross Barcia was a finalist at the 12 and under tennis tournament held at the Royal Tennis Club Marbella. It was an exciting tournament.

In her first round match Jeannie managed a relatively easy win 6-1 6-0.

The semi-final was against a good steady player but Jeannie came through with a 6-0 6-0 win.

The final was a tough, hard fought match although the final result was 3-6 3-6 against Jeannie.

For your tennis coach in Marbella you can do no better than Orlando Barcia.

Using a Tennis Wall or Backboard

An excellent way to try to practise your tennis strokes is to use a tennis wall, also know as a backboard. There are three things you should think about when you come to practise using a tennis wall:

  1. Mark a target on the wall so that you have something to aim at with every stroke and always attempt to hit the ball onto the target. It’s important that you mark the target using something that can easily be removed when you have finished your practice session, for example some decorator’s masking tape.
  2. Decide on the number of bounces that you allow the ball to make before you return it. This forces you to use your feet to go forwards or backwards to get into position for the return.  A good idea is return the ball after two bounces which will give a more realistic time delay between the time the ball is hit and when you need to return it. It is important not to stay stationary and wait for the ball to reach you.
  3. Set yourself a goal for each practice session. The goal could be anything, for example, to hit twenty forehand shots in a row that are on target, followed by twenty backhand shots on target.

Jeannieross Barcia practises using a tennis wall