Scott Dunlop: Wake Up Call For Municipalities And Schools

Tennis  is booming.  Industry industry indicators show growth in the game far exceeds any other traditional sport. Public courts are  full of players across the US and Canada in major metroplitan areas but many court surfaces are in terrible shape.

The USTA is trying to assist with its Facilities Assistance Program but there is a very long way to go. The real problem is that municipalities and school authorities have blinders on. The courts sit on their land under their control but they have no programs or funds in place to manage them. They just “build ’em and forget ’em”. It can be decades before they are repaired or resurfaced.

There is a  solution. One that Juump Sports Interactive Inc. is committed to facilitating. Assign a recreation manager or a facility coordinator the task of setting up a court booking and programming process for clusters of four courts or more and use the revenue to upgrade and refurbish the court facilities. Juump has data that demonstrates clearly that public courts can be intelligently programmed so that there is enough free time, paid booked time and paid activity (lessons, clinics, competitions etc) to ensure tennis player happiness and substantial revenue to keep tennis courts in good shape. One of the court facilities we monitor earns $17000 in annual  fees for the municipal authority on 7 courts partially programmed for the summmer season.

So.. a polite “Hello” to all municipal, recreational and school managers responsible for tennis…Do you need revenue for repair and capital improvements? Do you want to help keep people socially active on your tennis courts? Then…think of tennis like sports fields and swimming pools and enable some court booking and paid programming!

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).

Yves Boulais: No Excuses… Get Working

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.

Tennis Guru, Louis Borfiga Shares What Makes “A Good Coach?”

Many are asking this question, each with their own opinion, their own truth. In reality, it is difficult to answer with certainty, as the evaluation method can vary from one person to another. However, when you think about it, when you look at the references in the field of coaching in various sports, there are certain common and fundamental elements that I will describe to you here…