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Archive | October, 2012

Pierre Lamarche: “Why Ontario needs a Coaching Commission”

26. October 2012

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Pierre Lamarche: “Why Ontario needs a Coaching Commission”

I was told recently by a good friend at Tennis Canada, while discussing a subject related to Canadian Tennis Player Development, “the system is not going to change,” and that I should just accept it. Others had said this comment to me as well. So what do I do if I really feel that this system is negative to the overall development of the sport in this country and affects the lives of our coaches, players and families? Of course I must try to do something.

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Neil Parker: “The South Island Indoor Challenge”

26. October 2012

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Neil Parker: “The South Island Indoor Challenge”

This is the third anniversary for the $15,000.00 South Island Indoor Challenge. The event is a non sanctioned tournament with the champion claiming $8,000.00. The tournament has qualifying for two spots in the main draw which uses a new format with two pools of four players each, guaranteeing three matches for each player. If you're an aspiring professional looking to make some money, come to beautiful Victoria BC for next year's South Island Indoor Challenge!

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Anjana Suresh: the Victory of Will and Heart

26. October 2012

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Anjana Suresh: the Victory of Will and Heart

At only 14 years of age, Anjana Suresh of Burlington reached the Finals of the ACE U18 ITF World Ranking event last week. The slender big-hearted girl fought through three rounds of qualifying and then five main draw matches against a strong international field of players (including several National Tennis Centre players). She played solidly in the tournament but finally lost to an older and better American in the finals.

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Peter Straub: “How to Create the Best Mental Conditions to Play our Best Tennis”

19. October 2012

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Peter Straub: “How to Create the Best Mental Conditions to Play our Best Tennis”

To have the ideal mental conditions to play our best tennis we have to train our mind regularly and correctly. We might think that the top players in the world have better minds than other players, but we probably just have a vague idea of what that means. It is true that, mostly they have less negative minds functioning and therefore, in general, they can: stay better focused; won’t give up; and are more relaxed in big points, while they are playing a tennis match.

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Allen Fox: “Mentally Dominate Opponents to Break their Will”

19. October 2012

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Allen Fox: “Mentally Dominate Opponents to Break their Will”

A closely fought tennis match is more than a physical battle. It is a struggle of wills, mental strength, and character. It is a pervasive personal and emotional contest in which you use every means you have, both physical and mental, to break down your opponent’s mind (while keeping your own intact and functional).

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Clement Golliet: “Myths of Stretching”

19. October 2012

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Clement Golliet: “Myths of Stretching”

Many people claim that stretching is good to enhance performance and prevent injuries, but there is evidence that shows that this is not always the case. Studies of some team sports have demonstrated that the best athletes are in many cases not the most flexible. This may be surprising, but it is indeed true.

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