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

A deeper dive into second serve statistics

The two most widely reported second serve statistics in professional tennis are the number of double faults a player hit, and their second serve winning percentage. If we’re trying to understand the effectiveness of a particular player’s second serve, relying only on those statistics has significant drawbacks. Article by Michal Kokta.

Yves Boulais: No Excuses… Get Working

Yves was proud to work with players including Greg Rudsedski, Patricia Hy, Oliver Marach, Eugenie Bouchard and Rebecca Marino, who achieved excellent results on the world stage. He was an Olympic Coach in Barcelona 1992 & Atlanta 1996, and Captain of the Canadian FedCup Team 1998 – 2000.

Update on UK Tennis Situation with Master Louis Cayer

I would like to share a mindset I instil in all the players I coach, one I believe has greatly influenced all of the player’s performances; “whatever happens, I can handle it.” This mindset is achieved through a systematic, tactical development process, so that whoever the opponent, whatever the surface, regardless of the environment, or scoring, the players can, and will rise to the challenge as it is presented.