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Archive | November, 2012

Pierre Lamarche: “How the new system should promote hope, teamwork, cooperation, everything for the player”

29. November 2012

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Pierre Lamarche: “How the new system should promote hope, teamwork, cooperation, everything for the player”

Let’s clear the table of agendas, present policies, problems with changing them and complaints and look at how a system could be developed that would make us all pull together and really do what we all say we want: “make tennis development better in this country”.

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ONcourt Interview: Yves Boulais

29. November 2012

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ONcourt Interview: Yves Boulais

ONcourt: Okay Yves, you have seen a lot over the years, and when I say you've seen a lot I mean you've been the head of academies, you've coached a player that's gotten to the quarterfinals of the US Open, you married a player that got to the quarterfinals of the US Open, you've coached your wife [Canadian Hall of Fame member Patricia Hy] and so forth so you've gone through a lot. Tell me: what do you feel is happening now to Canadian tennis which is so positive with so many good girls?

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Michael Emmett: “WTA Ranking System Needs Overhaul”

29. November 2012

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Michael Emmett: “WTA Ranking System Needs Overhaul”

The top two players on the WTA tour, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, had a combined 0-8 record vs. Serena in 2012. We’re not talking about a record near .500 – this is pure dominance and superiority in the greatest sense. Serena manhandled these overmatched opponents – toyed with them at times, yet she is regarded as the third best player on the tour. The more I try to come to grips with these numbers the more shocking and disturbing it is for me.

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Pierre ‘The Bear’ Lamarche: “How the present system promotes dissension with clubs, academies and provincial associations”

23. November 2012

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Pierre ‘The Bear’ Lamarche: “How the present system promotes dissension with clubs, academies and provincial associations”

Dissension is not a situation which is usually conducive to achieving success in any venture. So if the present Tennis Canada system does foster dissension we all must agree that a better solution should be found. How does the present system create dissension with clubs, Academies and Provincial associations?

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ONcourt Interview: Rebecca Marino

23. November 2012

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ONcourt Interview: Rebecca Marino

ONcourt: In three years your rise was meteoric up to 38 WTA best. What caused for you to step away from a career which for those of us on the outside seemed to be on the way to the top?

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Clement Golliet: “Youth Training and Plyometrics”

22. November 2012

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Clement Golliet: “Youth Training and Plyometrics”

Plyometrics is a compound name that puts two concepts together. It is interesting and useful to remember what they mean: ‘plio’ comes from the Greek and means ‘more’, and ‘metric’ means ‘measure’. So plio + measure equals a quick and powerful movement that involves an eccentric phase (stretching of the muscle) followed by a concentric phase (shortening of the muscle). This is due to an involuntary response from the body to an external force which stimulates the stretch reflex.

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