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Scott Dunlop: Common Interests

Seems from the reactions we have from tennis leaders and players in San Diego that players everywhere have the same needs. There are courts to play on, which often need some advocacy to keep in good condition, and there are people who want to play but they are not able to connect to each other easily. The best way to find other players is to fill out a complete profile because what most of us want the most is to be able to play someone with compatible skills and schedules on nearby courts. It is a good idea to indicate your preferred ( favorite) court on your profile.  Then your profile appears on that court and people know you like to play in the neighborhood.

The data on court Places can be edited and you can comment on the condition of a court. If enough people do this it might  draw attention to any bad nets, fences or bounces that maybe….the authorities could fix sooner.  Now that would be a nice change wouldn’t it!

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.