Scott Dunlop: Tennis Time!

It’s tennis time around the world. I have never see such interest in the professional game since the days of Connors, Borg and McEnroe and Evert and Navratilova. Our sport on the women’s and men’s side has a great collection of dynamic athletes with intense rivalries. Blogs and tweets are full of comments about people expressing their delight that the tennis season is now underway in Australia. Look for record crowds and more extensive media coverage.

“The next few years will prove crucial in the cycle of tennis popularity. This past decade was not only a decade of recovery, but also a decade that put forth solid foundation for what could possibly be the second golden age of tennis. As long as tennis stays away from scandals, drug-related incidents and unnecessary criminal activities such as cheating, I have no doubt that we are about to witness some of the most remarkable years in the history of the Open era.”

Read more from this article entitled: Tennis’ Decade of Recovery by Mert Ertunga.  http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2010/01/04/tennis_decade_of_recovery.php

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.