Scott Dunlop: Tennis in New York

There is a lively debate going on as a result of a New York Times article on the state of tennis in the big city. Tennis is very popular now. However it seems that although fees are required for most tennis players to play on public courts, there are still not enough courts and generally they are not in as good a shape as they should be.

This appears to refute an earlier post of mine where I advocated that public courts should charge some fees to ensure they are better maintained.  However, I’ll bet you a dime to a dollar that the fees the public authorities collect in NYC are not devoted to improving tennis courts and go instead into the general pot. If the PA’s actually spent the total revenue they collect on court facilities and implemented paid booking times on some courts, I am sure NYC would have more and better public courts.

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 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.