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Archive | May, 2013

Karl Hale: “Breaking News – Doug Back on Tour

31. May 2013

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Karl Hale: “Breaking News – Doug Back on Tour

Written by: Karl Hale __________ Our summer opening/prospective members day at 11:30am on June 1st Head Pro Karl Hale will be taking on Former ATP Player Doug Burke. Doug has played Sampras, Noah and Agassi amongst others. This is a great opportunity to come out and watch some great tennis. Doug Burke Biography Doug was [...]

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Clement Golliet: “The famous sit and reach test”

31. May 2013

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Clement Golliet: “The famous sit and reach test”

Written by: Clement Golliet __________ ***Clement Golliet is the newly appointed Director of ACE Fitness and is overseeing the fitness component of all ACE Tennis High Performance programs, is the Head Trainer at Toronto Tennis City and ACE Burlington, and offers private and group fitness sessions for ACE and OTA players as required. Clement’s mandate [...]

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Raheel Manji: Davis Cup Experience

24. May 2013

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Raheel Manji: Davis Cup Experience

I was really excited to be chosen to compete for Canada in the Jr. Davis Cup competition along with my teammates Alejandro Tabilo, Harrison Scott, and our coach Bruno Agostenelli. I knew we would all compete hard and prepare our best to get ready for the competition. We were informed that the Jr. Davis Cup would be played in Montreal, Canada at the Uniprix Stadium on indoor hard courts. Bruno told us how important the doubles would be in this competition so I worked on doubles more than I usually would along with singles to get ready.

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CBC Radio: Rasmus Ankersen speaks with Jian Ghomeshi

9. May 2013

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CBC Radio: Rasmus Ankersen speaks with Jian Ghomeshi

Rasmus Ankersen, whose video on how to find undervalued talent we’ve featured on ONcourt previously, was recently a guest on CBC Radio’s Q, with Jian Ghomeshi. In the interview Ankersen discusses topics such as how parents should push their children as well as Rebecca Marino’s sudden withdrawal from the game. Rasmus Ankersen can be found online at rasmusankersen.com.

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Ricky Twynam: Québec Tennis Issues Brought to the Fore

9. May 2013

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Ricky Twynam: Québec Tennis Issues Brought to the Fore

Placing major provincial selection events during final exams and minister exams. How does this encourage participation? I have 45 competitive kids that will NOT be playing the 1st or 2nd selection event towards summer nationals due to tennis Quebec's poor planning. All kids are currently ranked players in the province of Quebec. The Commission des entraineurs voted and pushed back nationals by two to three weeks finally, yet the provincial selection events are scheduled at the same time as last year or even sooner than last year. Weird. Also after our meeting a year ago on the "competitive structure" we had identified that we have a great volume of participation in the 10's, 12's and 14's and then what happens?

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Michael Emmett: “Short Court Tennis is a Waste of Time”

9. May 2013

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Michael Emmett: “Short Court Tennis is a Waste of Time”

Can someone please remind me why tennis players worldwide are still engaging in the silly practice of short court for a warm-up? Warm-ups are meant to be quick, engaging and useful. After two minutes we should be sweating. The way most amateur members stand on the service line and bunt the ball back-and-forth is a colossal waste of time. The short court warm-up was designed for pros who are still striking the ball in a full athletic swing generating tons of spin, however, unlike most amateurs; they are maintaining the shape and speed on the ball while contacting it in the perfect strike zone. Short court is not for everyone.

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