Scott Dunlop: The Tennis Channel In Canada

Efforts are underway  to bring the Tennis Channel to Shaw Cable. Tennis is the fastest growing traditional sport and there are many millions of fans in Canada. I understand the The Tennis Channel is available on Dish Network, DirecTV  and some cable systems in the US. It has in depth coverage of the Grand Slam tournaments and many ATP & WTA tournaments as well as instruction and tennis travel shows like Destination Tennis. Some of this content can be viewed on the website.

There is a petition to Shaw started by Heather Jane McDonald, which I have signed, calling for at least service for Western Canada:

The excitement the sport has generated by the pace at which it is played by today’s athletes and modern equipment has seen the tennis community and spectators grow in leaps and bounds.”

I encourage all Canadian tennis fans to sign this petition.

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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