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 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.