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Archive | February, 2011

Craig Mercer: “My Life in Tennis” V.1: “The Discovery Years”

28. February 2011

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Craig Mercer: “My Life in Tennis” V.1: “The Discovery Years”

Written by: Craig Mercer __________ ***”Player: Craig was Canadian Atlantic Junior Champion and ranked #1 in all age categories in singles and doubles, ranked as high as #3 in Canadian junior tennis, member of the Canadian Junior National Team and Quebec Junior Champion in singles and doubles. Craig has competed in over 20 Canadian Junior [...]

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The Week at Wilson with Blair Rickers: February 26th

26. February 2011

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The Week at Wilson with Blair Rickers: February 26th

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all enjoying Family Day Milos Loses Thriller, Daniel Takes Doubles Milos Raonic (Blade 98) lost a thrilling three set match in the Memphis Final to Andy Roddick, while Daniel Nestor (SixOne 95) took the doubles title.  With his performance this past week, Milos will be in the TOP 50 [...]

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From The Parent’s Point Of View: Part 1

23. February 2011

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From The Parent’s Point Of View: Part 1

__________ ***Natalia Shulaeva is the mother of Ekaterina Shulaeva, a Canadian professional tennis player on the ITF and WTA Tour. She has seen the journey from sponge balls to Center Court at Rogers Cup. ONcourt thought it would be interesting to get a parents’ point of view of the successes, setbacks and experiences of becoming [...]

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From The Parent’s Point Of View: Part 2

23. February 2011

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From The Parent’s Point Of View: Part 2

__________ ***Alex Shulaev is the father of Ekaterina Shulaeva, a Canadian professional tennis player on the ITF and WTA Tour. He has seen the journey from sponge balls to Center Court at Rogers Cup. ONcourt thought it would be interesting to get a parents’ point of view of the successes, setbacks and experiences of becoming [...]

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Anna Blagodarova: Tennis Can Be A Team Sport!

23. February 2011

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Anna Blagodarova: Tennis Can Be A Team Sport!

__________ ***Anna Blagodarova led a successful Canadian junior tennis career before earning a scholarship to Texas A&M University. Moldova born, she was bred  by Canadian coaches and competed in several National Championships for Ontario. Thriving in school, she broke several school records including being the third player in A&M history to achieve 100 singles victories. [...]

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“Noble Tennis: The Wisdom of Sport” with Tony Roth

21. February 2011

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“Noble Tennis: The Wisdom of Sport” with Tony Roth

Written by: Tony Roth __________ ***Having trained and competed intensively as a junior player with Pierre Lamarche at the All-Canadian Tennis Academy, reaching a national level as a junior and, later, an Open Men’s Ranking of #1 in Ontario, Mr. Roth has been a full-time teaching professional for the past 19 years. He is amongst [...]

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