Scott Dunlop: Golden Age of Tennis

Tennis fans are  incredibly fortunate right now. We are able to experience the best player to have ever played, Roger Federer, and the most interesting, dynamic and intense player (probably the second best player to have ever played), Rafael Nadal.

Nadel’s victory in Rome is his 16th Master’s win, which equals Agassi’s total. It is a superb record for any player at any age…but this has been accomplished during the peak  time of the greatest player ever. And yes, Nadel is the best clay court player today by a mile, and may be the best ever. He is still young and relatively healthy and a fierce competitor. Therefore we can look forward to many more battles with  Federer The Great on all surfaces.

This truly is the golden age of tennis.

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.

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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.