Scott Dunlop: Contributing

Tennis has become a game played by everyone at many places. This is quite a change from the times, less than fifty years ago, when almost all tennis was played at private clubs with member dues and rules. The Tennis Industry Association estimates that there are now 30,000,000 tennis players in the US and Canada, so probably only around 10% of them belong to private clubs. However, most of the players outside of private clubs have little or no organisations or services to assist them to find players, participate in events or take lessons. Further, players have little or no voice to cause public adminstrators to build more courts and keep them in better condition.

We have an opportunity to change that by working together as a community. We can enter data about the courts, form groups, organise events, mount campaigns and find instruction and play. We can promote and manage ladders, leagues, tournaments and round robins, and share results.

Our goal is to provide features that allow the community to organise itself and foster a network that connects with existing tennis associations, competitions, clubs and coaches, so we can play more and access more and better events, information, goods and services.

There’s lots to do and many ways to get involved in the new internet enhanced tennis world!

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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Scott Dunlop: San Diego Bound!

I have just booked tickets to San Diego and will be in the County area Wednesday  through Friday next week (Nov 18-20). I will be visiting