Scott Dunlop: tennis on public courts

Here is a formula for making tennis a more enjoyable activity on public courts….

Help municipalities, parks and recreational authorities understand just how many people are playing tennis. Tennis is far and away the fastest growing major sport.

Encourage these authorities to take more responsibility for keeping courts in good shape.

Petition authorities for ways to allow certain public courts at defined times to be made available for booking (at reasonable cost) , programming and lessons. Allow pros to set up shop to assist this process. This will foster more play and provide revenue for the courts to be kept in better shape.

Use Juump.com to organise Groups at public courts and to post pictures and comment on the condition of  the courts.

Next Gen Tennis League promises exciting matches

The Next Gen Tennis League again saw some great tennis last weekend at The Credit Valley Tennis Club and Burlington Tennis Club. This promises that Saturday the 24th will feature some exciting matches and very competitive tennis. All three matches will be played on Saturday October 24th, with Team Byte Network Security facing Team Hydrogen at noon (Burlington Tennis Club).

ITF Men’s 85 World Team Championships Renamed the Lorne Main Cup

Toronto, October 13, 2020 – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Tuesday that, as of 2021, the Men’s 85 World Team Championships will be renamed the Lorne Main Cup after the late Canadian. Lorne Main was selected for the honour following a unanimous vote by the ITF Seniors Committee, and approval from the ITF Board of Directors, after his name was put forward by Tennis Canada as part of the nomination process.
 

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.

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Next Gen Tennis League promises exciting matches

The Next Gen Tennis League again saw some great tennis last weekend at The Credit Valley Tennis Club and Burlington Tennis Club. This promises that Saturday the 24th will feature some exciting matches and very competitive tennis. All three matches will be played on Saturday October 24th, with Team Byte Network Security facing Team Hydrogen at noon (Burlington Tennis Club).

A Humbling and Inspiring Reminder by Geoff Moore

“I would then pass skipping ropes out to serve as the top of the net, put a few rackets on the ground to create some lines, and start hitting with large groups of kids who we handed rackets to and supplied balls. The bounces were very uneven on the field, but this led to the kids developing coordination and reflex skills at a high level. Many kids on my court had t-shirts saying “Stop War Start Tennis” and given the history of Uganda and the region, it was clear that tennis has the potential to be an instrument of peace…”