Scott Dunlop: The Olympics and Tennis

The 2010 Olympics in Vancouver are a revelation. There are so many stories of personal challenges. adversity, heartbreak and, of course, victory. Whenever athletes compete directly against each other in international forums there is an intensity that transcends other events.

People who love playing and watching tournament tennis understand this. Tennis is played globally, so tennis players at all levels routinely encounter players from different countries. When the pros play, they are always referred to as being “from” some country and in effect representing their country. This adds to the magic of the battle between competitors. It is an individual battle, but you are always also an “American” or a “Spaniard” etc.

Abigail Lorge, in the ESPN Tennis.com blog notes:

…sitting on my couch night after night, glued to the coverage from Vancouver, I’ve noticed several instances in which tennis and the Winter Olympics have converged.

Every Olympic event has many stories of personal challenges, triumphs and tragedies. Tennis provides these same story lines in every tournament . That is the beauty and the attraction of international sports.

Mental Strength Training with Patricia Hy

Everyone knows the importance of mental strength, but not everyone knows how to go about it. If these ring a bell with you, let me help strengthen your player’s mental fitness. Zoom workshops every Friday November 20 – December 18. 2020.

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).

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