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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.

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.