Scott Dunlop: Active Groups

One of the great ways to contribute to the tennis community is to organise a group on Juump. You can decide what kind of interests and occasions you want to foster and invite people to join. You can create groups that are private, which can only be viewed by its members, groups that require the organizer’s approval or completely open groups. Members can post on a wall or message each other to arrange times to get together. Updates on the wall go directly to the member’s email. Groups can be located at any court or courts of your choice.

Some wonderful groups are thriving. Check out the action in the “Commercial Drive Club” and “Kits…Twenty Somethings” on the Groups page in Vancouver.  If you’ve ever thought that tennis could be organised better or played in a special way ….you can give it a whirl. Just go to the Groups Page and hit the “Add Group” button at the bottom of the page.

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.