Mike Meaney: Resiliency is The Order For The Day

27. March 2020

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Mike Meaney: Resiliency is The Order For The Day

This life-changing event will test our mental fortitude, you’ve trained for this most of your Tennis lives. As coaches it’s our job to instil a strong belief in an athlete’s mind that they are capable of overcoming big deficits in matches. Well, this deficit may last for months. But, as other top Canadian coaches have expressed in their letters to you all, it’s time to keep the fitness and mental base by working out at home, in your yard and to practice the visualization skills taught to you by your coaches or sports psychologists. These qualities will be tested on a big scale once you return to action and it will be obvious who did the work while fighting this deficit off. Don’t get left behind!

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Brandon Alguire: At Home Training Programs for Players

26. March 2020

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Brandon Alguire: At Home Training Programs for Players

Alguire, Head Coach of the U12 Provincial Program at ACE Tennis in Burlington and also a Coach Developer for Tennis Canada along with Mike Hall Head Coach of the International program have prepared these resources for our players to keep improving despite being at home. Feel free to share this document with a player you know [...]

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Update on UK Tennis Situation with Master Louis Cayer

25. March 2020

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Update on UK Tennis Situation with Master Louis Cayer

I would like to share a mindset I instil in all the players I coach, one I believe has greatly influenced all of the player's performances; “whatever happens, I can handle it." This mindset is achieved through a systematic, tactical development process, so that whoever the opponent, whatever the surface, regardless of the environment, or scoring, the players can, and will rise to the challenge as it is presented.

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Patricia Hy: Rogers Cup Up Close and Personal

24. March 2020

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Patricia Hy: Rogers Cup Up Close and Personal

At any level, tennis goes beyond the testing of endurance and grit. The pressure inflicted internally and externally supersedes the norm. It is a lesson for the individual to experience and to learn to handle in due course. Pressure is not something that can be explained and taught. It is to be experienced. The amount of pressure that we feel is in relation to the value that we put on the thing.

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Pierre Lamarche: Making Light in Dark Times

21. March 2020

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Pierre Lamarche: Making Light in Dark Times

Announcement ONcourt E-zine will serve as a communication vehicle for Canadian tennis coaches. We are creating a community that will bring coaches together, inspire players and inform parents, to ensure we are always helping our players achieve greatness. In the past five years, Canada has received international recognition for its development of competitive players. This [...]

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Mike Hall: Calling On All Tennis Leaders, Coaches, Players and Parents….

21. March 2020

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Mike Hall: Calling On All Tennis Leaders, Coaches, Players and Parents….

I am writing this letter to you today to ask you to help ME ensure that we ALL have something great to return to when the time comes. If we don’t work to encourage the kids, find ways to help them, inspire them, show them we love and care about them, educate them, and help them understand that it’s all worth it - then we will lose them.

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27. March 2020

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Mike Meaney: Resiliency is The Order For The Day

Mike Meaney: Resiliency is The Order For The Day

This life-changing event will test our mental fortitude, you’ve trained for this most of your Tennis lives. As coaches it’s our job to instil a strong belief in an athlete’s mind that they are capable of overcoming big deficits in matches. Well, this deficit may last for months. But, as other top Canadian coaches have expressed in their letters to you all, it’s time to keep the fitness and mental base by working out at home, in your yard and to practice the visualization skills taught to you by your coaches or sports psychologists. These qualities will be tested on a big scale once you return to action and it will be obvious who did the work while fighting this deficit off. Don’t get left behind!

Continue reading...

26. March 2020

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Brandon Alguire: At Home Training Programs for Players

Brandon Alguire: At Home Training Programs for Players

Alguire, Head Coach of the U12 Provincial Program at ACE Tennis in Burlington and also a Coach Developer for Tennis Canada along with Mike Hall Head Coach of the International program have prepared these resources for our players to keep improving despite being at home. Feel free to share this document with a player you know [...]

Continue reading...

25. March 2020

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Update on UK Tennis Situation with Master Louis Cayer

Update on UK Tennis Situation with Master Louis Cayer

I would like to share a mindset I instil in all the players I coach, one I believe has greatly influenced all of the player's performances; “whatever happens, I can handle it." This mindset is achieved through a systematic, tactical development process, so that whoever the opponent, whatever the surface, regardless of the environment, or scoring, the players can, and will rise to the challenge as it is presented.

Continue reading...

24. March 2020

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Patricia Hy: Rogers Cup Up Close and Personal

Patricia Hy: Rogers Cup Up Close and Personal

At any level, tennis goes beyond the testing of endurance and grit. The pressure inflicted internally and externally supersedes the norm. It is a lesson for the individual to experience and to learn to handle in due course. Pressure is not something that can be explained and taught. It is to be experienced. The amount of pressure that we feel is in relation to the value that we put on the thing.

Continue reading...

21. March 2020

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Pierre Lamarche: Making Light in Dark Times

Pierre Lamarche: Making Light in Dark Times

Announcement ONcourt E-zine will serve as a communication vehicle for Canadian tennis coaches. We are creating a community that will bring coaches together, inspire players and inform parents, to ensure we are always helping our players achieve greatness. In the past five years, Canada has received international recognition for its development of competitive players. This [...]

Continue reading...

21. March 2020

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Mike Hall: Calling On All Tennis Leaders, Coaches, Players and Parents….

Mike Hall: Calling On All Tennis Leaders, Coaches, Players and Parents….

I am writing this letter to you today to ask you to help ME ensure that we ALL have something great to return to when the time comes. If we don’t work to encourage the kids, find ways to help them, inspire them, show them we love and care about them, educate them, and help them understand that it’s all worth it - then we will lose them.

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