A New Reality By Nicolas Pereira

This past week in the World Team Tennis ‘Bubble” I have seen the efforts to keep everyone safe while carrying on a team competition with around 60/70 players and coaches onsite. Counting organizers, officials, media, and support personnel are around 150 people trying hard to make this happen. I am very impressed by how the strict protocol has been handled and how everyone is invested in making this event a success, but The Open is a completely different scale of details.

ONcourt Interviews NGTL Co-Founder Yves Boulais

It does not matter that you get your rating playing locally or that you had spent an insidious amount of money playing the ITF junior tour tournaments. Your rating is your level of play (you get no bonus for playing more or playing far away). This allows us to break free of the ITF competitive structure potentially saving us time, money, and headache. We see this as a great opportunity to improve the logistic of our sport.

Brandon Burke (son of ACE President Doug Burke) Elected to WTA Board

As revealed in a recent news release issued by the WTA Tour – Brandon Burke has been elected to the WTA Board of Directors (to start officially in September). Oncourt got together with Brandon to delve a bit more into his background and to gain some insight into this wonderful appointment he has attained at such a young age.

Mike Hall & Yves Boulais: Next-Gen Tennis League

Our league is unique and serves a great purpose to the competitive tennis community. This co-ed league is based on the UTR (Universal Tennis Rating), which allows players to compete in competitive matches and improve their rating. This concept provides an opportunity for former college players and pros to stay involved in the competitive scene as well as allowing aspiring juniors and current pro players to compete close to home. Most importantly, it gives our developing juniors with a pathway to maximize their UTR rating. By doing this, they can maximize their potential to pursue U.S. College opportunities without the traveling expenses involved in pursuing a high ITF ranking.

Cooperation Between Coaches

Cooperation between a tennis coach and a fitness coach among teenagers. A tennis coach and a fitness coach working together is a concept that many of us probably take for granted. However, in reality, it is a concept that is more important than ever and is worth further clarification.

Preparing to Take the SAT – Part 3

With so many SAT resources online, it’s easy to spend far too much time perusing them all. Helen Donohoe has spent years helping top athletes secure admissions to top universities. Her expertise will not one save you time, but help you do your best on your upcoming SAT. Read more to learn her proven method for success.