Scott Dunlop: Tennis Breaking Through On Sports Radio

Another indication of the growth in popularity of tennis is the increasing coverage of tennis on radio. Live radio broadasts of matches do occur, particularly at the US Open and Wimbledon, however tennis is not usually broadcast live on Sports Radio stations.

There is evidence that Sports Radio stations in North America are testing the depths of  listener interest in tennis. TEAM 1040, the Vancouver station of a major national media company, is devoting a prime time morning slot , 8:30 – 9:00 am PST this Monday, May 17 to an interview and promotion with Brad Gilbert. This is a big step when you consider we are right in the midst of major playoff battles in basketball and hockey.

Brad is a real coup, being a coach of Agassi, Roddick and Murray and an ESPN analyst for Grand Slam events. He will chat with the morning broadcasters about the French Open and give away an autographed Wilson Surge racket

You can listen to the interview anywhere in the world by clicking on the Team 1040 link above.

Is it time for more tennis coverage on Sports Radio?

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.

Allistair McCaw: “70% of Talented Kids Drop Out of Their Sport Before Age 13”

The reality is, 70% of all kids quit organized sports by the age of 13, and the number one reason they cite is that it is not fun anymore. Personally, having been around the sports world for over 30 years now, growing up as a kid, competing professionally for 10 years, and now coaching, I have seen this first hand. There can be a few reasons why kids drop out early:

Scott Dunlop: Active Groups

One of the great ways to contribute to the tennis community is to organise a group on Juump. You can decide what kind of interests