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Davis Cup Special, Tebbutt: “An Enriching Experience”

20. September 2013

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Davis Cup Special, Tebbutt: “An Enriching Experience”

There had never been so much at stake for a Canadian Davis Cup team as there was on Sunday, one match win and it would be able to play – at home – for the 2013 Davis Cup. A gritty victory by Milos Raonic in Friday’s singles and an inspired performance by Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in Saturday’s doubles had set the stage. But a third point in the best-of-five-match tie was always going to be a tough ask. The writer of this blog is not a big Nenad Zimonjic fan, but it turns out he was right when he predicted, before the semi-final began, that if Serbia had one point heading into the final day, it would win.

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ACE Team: “WANTED: Athletes Born in 2008!”

11. September 2013

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ACE Team: “WANTED: Athletes Born in 2008!”

Great athletes to become great tennis players! 36 ATHLETES BORN IN 2008 12 athletes in Vaughan, Davisville and Burlington to be part of the "ACE -2008 Team"

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All You Need To Know About the SAT: Part One

3. September 2013

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All You Need To Know About the SAT: Part One

What is the purpose of the SAT? SAT exists because it is the only comprehensive standardized test hat US colleges and universities can use to determine how applicants compare in academics. Suppose a tennis coach is looking for left-handed doubles player to fill a gap on the roster and has three good applicants, one from the USA, one from Russia and one from Canada. Admission departments and coaches have no way to compare the school marks of the three applicants, because each comes from a different part of the world and has gone through a different school system. It would be like comparing apples to oranges to bananas! However as every SAT is the same, no matter where in the world it is written, the marks can be compared.

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All Canadian Presents “Play Winter Tennis” Without a Membership In Vaughan, Davisville or Burlington

30. August 2013

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All Canadian Presents “Play Winter Tennis” Without a Membership In Vaughan, Davisville or Burlington

Summer tennis players can now access winter play thanks to a new program developed by All Canadian Sports Management Inc. This will provide thousands of tennis enthusiasts the opportunity to play winter tennis without paying initiation and membership fees at some of Ontario’s first rate indoor facilities.

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Hallelujah

30. August 2013

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Hallelujah

After years of watching American tennis sink into the shadows, the U.S. Tennis Association decided in 2008 to make a bold move: It would open its first-ever full-time training academy for top juniors. Under the program, the country's best prospects would be invited to Boca Raton, Fla., to live and train, all expenses paid, with the goal of beating back the onslaught of talent from Europe.

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Wayne Elderton: AceCoach e-Newsletter August 2013

22. August 2013

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Wayne Elderton: AceCoach e-Newsletter August 2013

One doesn’t have to watch much tennis on TV to see that tennis is athletically demanding. Today’s tennis players have taken it to a new level. At the highest levels, every shot is an athletic adaptation to balls that are coming wider, harder, and with more spin than ever before. Athletic development is an important key to play successfully at higher levels. There is a ton out there about developing power, speed, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and agility. For this newsletter, I will just highlight a few key points:

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