Scott Dunlop: Federer, Nadal and Clijsters Are True Champions

Many of the world’s top sports personalities are marred by Illegal performance enhancing activities,  affairs and “don’t bother me” attitudes.  How fortunate  that tennis, now by far the fastest growing sport, has the added benefit of being led by true champions. Take a look at Federer’s post game conference yesterday after a heartbreaking loss and see a gracious gentleman in action. See how human and funny he and Nadal are in this classic promotion video.

Kim Clijsters is another example of grace and heart….a complete positive example to our children. She  puts being a wife and mother on the same or higher ground as being a champion, celebrating every important aspect of her life.

These hardworking, sincere athletes definitively answer the age old question…Nice guys do finish first.

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.