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Scott Dunlop: Hello!

Welcome to our first Blog! We’re looking forward to communicating more easily with you and providing a convenient way to share your comments, suggestions and opinions…

It’s been a great summer. On June 16, we held a Launch Party in Vancouver. Lots of tennis enthusiasts attended to celebrate with us. During the launch, Electronic Arts featured their Grand Slam Tennis for the Nintendo Wii. You can see pictures of the event here: http://tr.im/yCUb

In July, we participated in the 78th Everyday Champions Stanley Park Open, North America’s largest public tennis tournament at Stanley Park in Vancouver. Our participation helped boost people’s awareness of Juump in the Metro Vancouver area.

Our beta version has been live for four months, essentially testing in Southern BC but available globally. We are glad to receive such great interest and feedback. You have been very supportive and understanding, and your comments are really appreciated. We respond to each one. Please continue sending us your suggestions and feedback. They help us immensely on our quest to be the site where you can find more people in your neighbourhood to play your favorite activity, starting with tennis!

We are also on Facebook: http://tr.im/yCT5 and Twitter: http://twitter.com/juumptennis. Hope you’ll become a fan/follower.

Thanks for your enthusiastic support for tennis and Juump. Let’s keep the lines of communication humming!

Cheers to all,

Scott

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.