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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.

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.