The Bear Weighs In

Fri, May 11, 2012


The Bear Weighs In

Written by: Pierre Lamarche


***We have decided to open a monthly Bear column which will deal with specific questions and comments from our readers. If you have a question and want a straight answer, which you might not like, or which might be subjective, what you will get is a no nonsense answer not colored by personal agenda (although it will be suggested) but by years of experience in the sport.***


First of all, let’s comment on the Tony Roth, Noble Tennis, Ottawa Athletic Club and dissatisfied former clients situation.

The article submitted by Tony was one, which I looked at as a philosophical approach to player and individual development. Given Tony’s background in education and his development as a player, his thoughts do not surprise me or provoke me in any way. What they do is present a refreshing approach, which is certainly worth examining for all of us looking to improve ourselves. In fact, I sent the article to all of my coaches to challenge them into thinking outside of the box.

I have known Tony for a lifetime as a player and then as a coach. He is a serious, committed individual who believes in his values. I cannot comment on his ability to translate his thoughts into a day-to-day successful training program, but I am sure his intentions are honorable. Having said that does not mean that having honorable intentions make you right or successful.

The operation of an Academy is an on-going exercise in dealing with controversy. You have so many views from parents, coaches, players, associations, anyone who watches tennis and some who don’t, that it is impossible to satisfy everyone’s opinion. You must take a road, which is based on your guiding philosophy, communicate over and over your direction and intentions, deal on an on-going basis with erroneous thoughts or perceptions, admit your mistakes, acknowledge them and continue.

ACE tennis, which is our parent tennis academy operation, just finished a two-day workshop with 15 of our top employees to revisit all aspects of our business. This is after 40 years of operation. We try, we do not always get it right, we make changes, we mess up again, we apologize, we start over. Because of this openness to getting better, the access we provide to different views, we find that some people that leave us then come back. Some don’t, but we learn from every situation.

Ottawa is a special tennis city for me. Every summer, the Nationals at the Rideau were the highlight for all Canadian juniors. Great players have come from the area on an on-going basis. It would be a shame for that tradition to stop as we require more centers of excellence in this country.

You cannot satisfy all of your customers, but hopefully, this tempest will help affect changes in process which will provide the opportunity for future growth in a major Canadian tennis market.

Second here is a comment on Doubles from someone I respect immensely, Zito Baccarani.

Hi Pierre:

I am way behind in my reading, but really enjoyed Connor’s article. In the same issue, what really grabbed me though was being reminded of the dearth of doubles being played by our juniors these days. When I watch Provincials and Nationals now, I cringe with the lack of skill, both technical and strategic, when our juniors play doubles. I very much miss the days when OTA Selections included singles and doubles each weekend. As Adil stated, it is such an important part of College Tennis, which helped him to get a scholarship and has been an integral part of the fabric of Canadian Tennis for many years. From your article on Davis Cup, I know you agree. How do we get doubles re-instated into the OTA Selections events, or do you think that is important to do so? (I am but a lowly official and have been told to keep my nose out of these tennis developmental areas.)




Anyone who understands world tennis knows that doubles has been the backbone of the success Canada had in the 1980’s through 2010 and what we, as a tennis nation, have been respected and known for. We have had players world ranked #1 individually or as a team, we have had Grand Slam Champions, we have won a Gold Medal, we qualified for the world group in Davis Cup on two occasions because of our doubles teams. Lareau, Connell, Michibata, Hetherington and Nestor were world class doubles players [top 3 in the world]. Daniel Nestor is a legend and one of the greatest doubles players of all time.

So what happened? Simply, people in charge did not pay attention. They did not understand the role of doubles in our country. The number of great Canadian doubles players [there were others as well: Simpson, Hy-Boulais, Jeyaseelan, Laurendeau] was not a coincidence, it was due to methodical  planning that saw doubles as a source of survival to get to college or to survive financially in the pros. We had many Canadian All-Americans in the US college system. Lareau, Connell, Michibata, Nestor were able to achieve top 100 ATP singles rankings due to their doubles ability and the money they made to survive. We had identified the doubles point as being crucial in Davis Cup ties. All of our system was oriented towards us developing players who could play doubles, who could buy time, as well as survive the financial shortfalls for tennis in this country. We also quickly realized that having players in the draw until Saturday or Sunday gave them the chance to get free hotel and meals, to hang around with the best singles players in the world, to practice with them because everyone else was gone and to demystify them. Demystifying is a simple concept which means that familiarity breeds confidence. In other words, if you beat Lendl, Navratilova, Evert, Cash in doubles or practice with them, you are certainly not as mesmerized by them when you get the chance to play them in singles. This concept became essential in the success of Canadian tennis. We did not have a Raonic, but we were a real tennis power.

This doubles emphasis led to the development of our own doubles expert, the great Canadian Coach Louis Cayer, who now works for Great Britain. We gave Louis the mandate to make our doubles system and teams great and with his usual creative, intellectual, systematic approach he was able to help the careers of many of the Canadian greats. His influence was felt through the whole Canadian system and eventually, through the whole world [the International Tennis Federation mandated a video on his methods].

Now, US tennis is the most immediate option for most of our young Canadian players. The ones that are identified by Tennis Canada are immediately removed from the majority of Canadian events and play internationally in their quest for singles supremacy. So it’s obvious for the rest of the non-selected Canadians that a thorough apprenticeship in doubles would help them in their future quest for an American scholarship. Doubles is a major component of US college competition. Matches between Universities start with three doubles matches. The team that wins two matches gets one point before the six singles are played. If you win the doubles point, you only have to break even in the remaining singles. If not, you have to win four of the six singles.

In domestic tournaments with doubles, kids get to hang around till the last day of the tournament, kids get to beat players they would never beat in singles. It gives them confidence, it gives them the chance to play two live tournaments at one time, it develops skills they might never use in singles, it just makes it a more fun enjoyable atmosphere [this does matter to kids, no?]. The emphasis on consolation events is the product of a well-meaning administrator, who never played real competitive tennis. Yes, kids play more singles matches, but have you noticed the number of defaults and matches, where players semi-tank, matches, which really do not mean much. How often do you hear a player say: “I lost, but it did not matter because it was in the consolation”? The only thing I can tell you is that when I lost in singles in a tournament, I hoped a tornado would come and destroy the event so nobody could win. I would leave town as quickly as possible, unless I had doubles. I could, in my simple mind, rationalize the week as a good one if doubles became a success, but never could I have felt the same about playing a tournament for losers [consolation].

So Zito, I am with you – 100% doubles is an essential component of our Canadian game. Let’s be proud of the little tradition we have in the sport and make new generations understand the beauty and value of the discipline. There are so many ways to play doubles now [from a scoring standpoint], that they could be integrated in the competitive schedule and be included in the ranking system [as in the ITF junior rankings].

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25 Responses to “The Bear Weighs In”

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    Robert Says:

    I like your wisdom words about mistakes, every person are making mistakes, such is life. Difference between smart and wisdom person are that smart know how to fix own mistakes, wisdom knows how to avoid it.

    Only concern is how people understood own mistakes. I do not expect that the “lifetime player and coach” will be BRAVE enough to make self-criticism: “Yes, I made mistakes”. He loves tennis but love means nothing. Virtual reality, or Real virtuality? I Don’t Need Google My Wife Knows Everything.

    Young players in small isolated Ottawa are waiting for good tennis environment. That’s too bad that this environment will be available only for next generation of young players.

    Small town, 4 winter tennis clubs, less that 10 OTA and NCTA beginners/intermediate tournaments per year, and minimum two of them run in the same weekend because of smart egoistic schedule. Roman Cup – special thanks. Rarely $500 trips to Toronto where BIG tennis is. Last few years already 5 tennis families moved out as I know.

    Hope that in next 10 years young brothers and sisters today’s ottawans juniors will have a little better tennis environment.
    Too bad, could be sooner.
    Long live the King.

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    Alex Says:

    I am from Ottawa. I would like to comment on tennis doubles issue.
    During my kid tennis learning process I have never seen anyone would teach here or anyone else playing doubles. The only time I see them playing doubles before provincials.
    I think doubles can actually help to develop qualities like ball anticipation, soft hands, reaction, fast thinking.
    The question is why OTA or Tennis Canada can not make doubles tournaments for juniors as mandatory not only at provincials and Nationals but also during the season? Gained points can be counted towards general ranking or just separated ranking for doubles.
    I have never seen any doubles tournaments on OTA junior tournaments schedule website.

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    Bob Chan Says:

    Tony Roth and Noble tennis 
      I agree that all of us are guided by philosophical principals like gravity or the magnetic pull of a  needle on a compass.  What I find difficult is that I distrust any institution that make it a habit of using philosophy like a manifesto.  Philosophy is such a personal thing that it is never a good thing to push it into someone’s face.  Just look at all the religious zealots we have to deal with in this world.  We cringe when confronted by johova witnesses telling us that we need to be saved.  To be a humanist is not a manafesto, it is a way of living.  No matter how well meaning, a guiding principal of Nobel tennis should never be necessary to spell out.

    Most human beings never truly know the philosophical tenets they follow. Values are sometimes very different from one to another.  For example Christians believe in compassion and kindness to the weak, often tennis players are confused by the competitive drive to beat an opponent if they are Christians.  Machiavellian ideals would say that the end justifies the means and Nietzche would share similar values.  We see this everyday in our tv shows and especially in the so call reality shows.  As pros and teachers, we have to be ever careful of our methods when teaching students.  I believe that all students and teacher relationships are symbiotic and that means it must begin with carefully understanding what the mental make up of that student is.  This means we must try to learn what makes the student tick before proceeding.  As a teacher, if you tell a student to go for kill when he has been taught to be kind is counter productive.  In the report Tony gave, he comes across as defensive in the way he dealt with people who chose to leave the program.  By the very mention of his non confrontational approach to allowing people to leave says already too much.  He talks about how philosophy is like the air we breath and yet he is hard like stone to those whose values are different.  

    For me, to be noble is to be more like water, to sustain and yielding so as to take the form of any vessel.  As a teacher and a humanist, my role is not to judge my student but to help them achieve their goals the best I can.  It is in this way that I best influence them to see that life can be lived in ways different than how they’ve chosen to live.  To turn away from them is to be indifferent and weak.  Noble or ignoble are yin and the yang of good and bad, soft and hard, right or wrong.  To be a great teaching pro, you have to accept that it is a two way street.  As we teach, we learn to be better teachers.  The knowledge we have will always remain within us and lost, if we lack the skills to pass that knowledge to the student.  It is never just how great our knowledge or game is, or even how noble our philosophy is; it is how well we can teach it that makes us good pros.

    As a humanist, being noble is different when placed in a competitive arena.  As competitors we go into that arena like warriors to battle with everything we have.  This arena has a different set of ideals.  To be respectful or honorable to another competitor is to never give any quarters and never to show mercy.  If you do, then you dishonor them by deceiving them into believing they are better than they are.  In this way you have actually kept them back from their progress to become a better player.  To be noble in competition is to be honorable to this code of battle, to do your very best so as our opponents are able to self assesse their own ability to compete.  As tennis pro, we teach top flight juniors to be competitors and not social players.  I don’t advocate a Machiavellian win at all cost mindset.  However, if a student is confronted a cheater, I must then allow him to choose from within his own moral compass to deal with this type of scenario.  As a pro, my role is to ask what their philosophical belief  is in dealing with someone who cheats.  Some may choose to ignore it and continue to follow their own sense of sportsmanship and stick to the letter of the rules of the game.  Others will argue that since the opponent has changed the rules of the game, I as a warrior must do him honor by competing in the same manner in order to do my best against him.  Right or wrong depends greatly on ones interpretation of the rules and one’s philosophy of honor and justice.

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    lezlie Says:

    Pierre and Zito,

    Yes, please let’s do doubles! As coaches it provides such an opportunity for teaching skills such as volleys, serving, co-operation, strategies, camaraderie and much more. It is beyond my comprehension how the OTA and TC can put such an emphasis on doubles in provincials and nationals and then do not provide an opportunity for competing prior to the events!
    It is a shame that the “powers that be” do not “hear” those that are in the trenches. I would think that someone like you Zito would be an extremely valuable asset to the “powers that be” as you see and hear everything that is going on at the events and would be able to provide valuable feedback!
    I certainly would be willing to discuss doubles event options – Pierre, will you be my partner? and Zito, will you officiate?

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    Noble Says:

    There is example of Noble competition:

    1. Inge Simonsen is a Norwegian distance runner who tied for first place in the inaugural 1981 London Marathon. In that race, he and the other winner, American Dick Beardsley, intentionally crossed the finish line, in 2:11:48, holding hands in a dead heat.
    According to Beardsley, “It was a big deal for both of us because neither one of us had won a marathon before.”

    2. Boston Marathon 2012. Claire Lomas, paralysed in horse riding accident, took two weeks to finish race. She was aching with pain, struggling to stay upright and battling to complete the biggest challenge of her life.
    But with a beaming smile and a few tears, Claire Lomas finally crossed the finish line of the London Marathon after a gruelling 16 days.
    Yet organisers have refused to honour her achievement with an official medal because she did not finish within 24 hours. Instead, 14 fellow runners inspired by her heroism, have donated theirs.

    These examples are very far from the current topic…

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    Tennis parent Says:

    The discussion that gets sparked here is top notch entertainment, top notch wisdom!
    Well spoken Pierre… And of course this is the same attitude you take with TC?
    Bob… Wow!

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    Pierre Says:

    Dear Bob Wow,

    Absolutely, they are good people in the development area at TC, they try hard, they mean well, that does not make them right.
    I also mention: “You must take a road which is based on your guiding philosophy,communicate over and over your directions and intentions, deal on an going basis with your erroneous thoughts or perceptions, admit your mistakes, acknowledge them and continue”.
    Everyone makes mistakes, lets take an easy one: the ranking system. The intentions were good, the decision making process must have been flawed,
    because now everyone says it must change. I’m sure Tennis Canada did not mean to introduce a faulty system and the people making the decision had good intentions, but honestly their good intentions could not overcome their lack of understanding of what was required.
    I have a problem with inefficiency which affect my world, when this private sector world of mine is poorly serviced by the public sector entity which is entrusted with my tax dollars to provide me supporting helpful services. I am willing to overlook this deficiency if they say sorry, how can we make it better. On the other hand being a product of the 60′s, the arrogance of some in the public sector in hiding their mistakes and turning any questions or suggestions into a personal attack, makes me want to grow my hair, get my earring back in, wear my bell bottoms and stand up and say: “Crap”

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    OTP Says:

    Having spent last night reading over the lengthy chain in response to Tony Roth’s piece for the first time, I welcome the chance to discuss the issue touched on in the editorial: the state of Ottawa junior tennis. I’d like to comment on that, as well as on the exchange.

    My perspective is as an Ottawa Tennis Parent (OTP) and is based on our experience with several different clubs in Ottawa since our child was old enough to hold a tennis racquet (including Rideau, OAC and Carleton). My comments will focus on OAC, but I am sure the Carleton group (the only other Ottawa facility in that league, as others have pointed out) could attract some interesting comments if put under a similar microscope. What follows is written in the spirit that in sport, criticism is important, but should be teamed with positive commentary, and suggestions for improvement.

    So let me say up front, first, that as Pierre Lamarche alludes to, running a tennis training facility is probably like a tight rope walk, without a net, and with the parents in the crowd screaming for blood (and waving their empty wallets). Second, I respect the general direction of Tony Roth’s “Noble” tennis philosophy. In spite of the preachy/corniness of how it sounds and is sometimes delivered, which undoubtedly puts some people off, several core ideas are right on. To me, anyway, the most important is sportsmanship. That’s a concept which may sound outdated and may be in the eye of the beholder, but I think most people – and hopefully most parents – would agree that such things as fair play, balanced competitiveness and a mutual respect for other players, umpires, other parents etc., are worth spending some time and energy on. It could also be improved among a few players (and parents) at some OTA (and Quebec) tournaments (generally outside Ottawa) we have attended over the years. That, of course, can make for a very unpleasant and off-putting experience too. However, as one of the comments in the chain put it, the presence of an (even valid) core philosophy should not be a veil to obscure examining the real issue – the state of tennis training programs.

    In short, training should be guided by philosophy, not the other way around.

    As a result, in my view, many of the more temperate critiques of the OAC are valid. For one thing, as several comments noted, the edicts of the Noble philosophy were seldom well explained, and even less frequently translated practically on court – for example, in providing guidance to kids on how to deal with such things as pressure, sharp play or downright cheating. That is not to say that the philosophy is worth discarding – just that it needs to be used, and to be made more operational, in a way that players can understand and identify with. Otherwise, it may seem like a bunch of hot air, especially to kids.

    In terms of training, what I saw from the bleachers for several years was a competent group whose intensity and enthusiasm was not sustained over a lengthy Sept-June program. One example sticks in my mind. At an indoor Provincials at ACE one March, I was struck, in contrast, by the energy and dynamism of the on-court fitness/footwork drills of one of the kids training sessions I happened to see. It had planning, pace and focus – I would sum it up as intensity. So, coming back to Ottawa, we are constantly searching for that consistent intensity which seems to be the key to improvement (books like Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin make a compelling case for determination and intensity – i.e. hard, relentless and painful work focused on what you are not good at – as the keys to improvement).

    We know that in Ottawa we can’t compare to the ease of access to facilities and to competitive tournaments you have in the GTA. But one option for the latter, particularly when the new national ranking system came in, seemed at the time to be to go to Montreal (only 2 hours away). However, Tennis Quebec unashamedly discriminates against OTA players and makes it virtually impossible to register for Montreal tournaments. The OTA and Tennis Canada have taken little interest in this issue (it would be worth another discussion to properly explore and explain, if anyone were listening.)

    Also helpful would be to entice GTA and even more Quebec players to Ottawa for tournaments. We do have very well run and competitive tournaments in the city. Other than the Roman Cup, the former seldom come. A few of the latter do come periodically. This highlights the unfairness of the Quebec rules.

    The head-to-head system, unfortunately, has not helped. There seems to be little incentive for GTA players to come up to play here, probably mainly due to the points incentive/disincentive trade off under HTH. For a while, when Tony Milo helpfully started frequent tournaments at Carleton, there were several GTA players in the draws. That seemed to stop immediately after HTH came in (immediately after the system went into effect, even the few top-10 Ontario players from Ottawa at the time just seemed to stop playing in their own city!) This impact of HTH has been ignored by OTA. It could be a factor, at least, in moving Ottawa from the fringe into the mainstream of Ontario tennis. There surely should be some points awarded for play. The old system had serious flaws, but abandoning all incentive for mere participation, win or lose, was a mistake. OTA staff acknowledged about a year into the new system that the number of matches played by kids had fallen. I see now that we may have another system coming. I trust OTA will consult widely before any change so we can fix some of this.

    In the already small Ottawa tennis community, I see kids dropping out of serious tennis for lack of options and a critical mass of players. Probably, it is a sign of the dropping off of what Tony Roth sums up as “enthusiasm” – I think he is correct that it is a critical driver. Is that the problem for junior tennis in Ottawa? That is complex, with many factors at play. It is clearly not as interesting to play the same players all the time. Also, constant grousing by parents and infighting by coaches does not foster the right atmosphere, especially if it is not accompanied by constructive commentary on how we can improve things.

    There have been some good ideas out there, like junior tennis ladders run by the NCTA (National Capital Tennis Association), and travelling to Toronto tournaments as a group. However, these do not seem to have had much success at the competitive level. Maybe a meeting among parents could stimulate the discussion and get these, or even some better ideas up and running. For example, how about cooperation between clubs on a rotating match play system, to mix up the players from various clubs and spice up training?

    If we had more players here, there would be more coaches, more options, more competitiveness and we would not be having this discussion. Tennis is a wonderful, but a very tough sport to keep improving in, as we all know – given the cost, time, need for constant challenge and the inevitable emotional roller coaster, among other things. No complaints; there are lots of sports to choose from, but those are the facts. So, the last thing a fairly small tennis community like Ottawa needs is to become divided into several even smaller and increasingly stubborn (and rude) camps that will not communicate or participate with each other. There is some evident history that the On Court exchange has opened up. While the occasional Rick Mercer-like rant is certainly healthy, hopefully that history can be set aside in the interests of the players and be replaced by listening. It is a sport, after all, and they are just kids, even those teenagers.

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    OTPP Says:

    Hello all the participants.
    What troubles me in this discussions is that many intentionally or unintentionally fail to realize that all the negativity, rudeness, complaints were sparked only by one main fact. The fact is that article “Ten years later” contains falsehoods in most parts. Just do not over complicate the issue. It is just as simple as that and it has nothing to do with the Club or Tennis philosophy.

    I personally did not read the book that many refer to and I can not express my opinion on it but regardless, how one’s philosophy (whatever it is) can be trusted if you know that the person report is a falsehood in most parts.

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    The bear Says:

    Falsehoods are not good and always comeback to haunt you.

    Falsehoods do not justify negatively or especialally rudeness,

    Factual non emotional statements are the best

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    OTTP Says:

    I am with you on this.

    Being from Ottawa and seeing those parents very often on different tournaments I understand their emotions but at the same time I do not justify the rudeness.

    Unfortunately many those who posted did not have an opportunity to express their feelings, frustrations and opinions to the author of the article. Ben’s response was also not helpful. As far as I understood from my discussions with some of the posters it was the only opportunity to give him a feedback, especially after somebody saw Ben’s response which brought back the memories. Again as I said before I am not in favor of rudeness.

    I also found that there are a lot of factual data. I checked everything that parents referred to and actually found that in most cases they provided correct facts. (99%. Why 99%? Because there is no absolute truth)

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    Quiter2 Says:

    Closed provincial time … 13 great players from Ottawa area played Closed Outdoor Provincials 2012:

    10 players represent Carleton University;
    3 Independent players;
    NONE from OAC !!!

    Statistics indicated which “school” is oriented to the results !

    Tony R. Did you come to watch Provincials ???
    Or you prefer to be quiet?
    Great results, OAC. You are the best on the globe of Lancaster road…

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    StatCanada Says:

    As expected, only 3 ottawan players from Carleton U represent Ontario at Nationals: 2 boys U14 and 1 girl U18.
    None from OAC.

    Hope they did well.

    There is article with 73 posts: “Noble Tennis: Ten Years Later”, which hard to find (Thank you Pierre to make it hidden)…
    Just search for word “noble” on right top cornet…

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    John Smith Says:

    I agreed mostly with Bob Chan comments. Well said.
    I would argue with OTP about his comments.

    Sportsmanship was not invented by Tony Roth.
    One of the mane aspects of it is fairness. In Noble Tennis school fairness exists only on the paper. I witnessed multiple practices and match plays where the fairness was not enforced with Tony being on the court.
    Examples are:
    match play between his student and another school member. His student cheated 11 times (I personally counted)and Tony did not say a word. She lost eventually. When the wining girl parent came down to talk to Tony about this situation and his silent approval he even did not want to talk about that and said that they should not make too much noise because it is practice match. I was waiting to see how Tony would speak to his student and educate the girl how to play fair but it did not happen. I was surprised to see him laughing with his student parents and calling another player parents rude. What kind of example is it. The same happened during the practice with his favorites and he did not stop it even though he was there watching them on the same court. This was just one of many examples how Noble Tennis philosophy works.

    Almost a year past since the controversial article appeared.
    Let see if anything has changed.
    Not really. Here are some examples.
    Lately NTS advertise one of the students as a big hope for NTS reputation. The girl is 10 (soon 11) years old. She is probably the best girl in NTS. Last week I visited Noble Tennis school Facebook just to say congratulations for two girls who participated in provincials in U12. Strangely I found some kind of inaccuracy. It said that the girl have finished as #9. I looked at the results and saw that the girl actually got in top 12 but she did not get 9th place simply because there is only first 6 places that get definite placement. The rest is just between 6 and 8th place and 9th and 12th place. I did congratulate the club with the good result and at the same time I asked them to explain how 9th place was determine. In response they removed my comment and blocked me from their Facebook.
    It did not change. There is no room for discussion or asking uncomfortable questions.
    After that one little thing came back to my mind. It is Tony Roth award as best coach for 2005. All the players that did well in 2004,2005, 2006 were raised by different Ottawa coaches but none of them by Tony Roth. He just came to Ottawa in 2004. As the person who advertize the values that he says are important in his school he had to reject the award and pass it to those who really earned it.

    One of the players that he takes credit for is Petra Januskova.
    As Petra stated on her ITF information
    her coaches were:
    Marie-France Mercier & Rostislav Januska (Petra’s father) at least until 2006.
    Marie-France, Tony Milo, Daniele Longo and some others raised some of the best tennis players in Ottawa. Since they were forced out from OAC no player in that caliber came out from Ottawa Athletic club.
    This has nothing to do with tennis development but it speaks about Tonyu’s inner values which are different from what he advertize.
    Hypocrisy is actually the real Tony Roth value.

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