Pierre ‘The Bear’ Lamarche: ONcourt Philosophy

Written by: Pierre Lamarche

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***Pierre Lamarche has been an outspoken proponent of Canadian tennis and how the sport should have a major place in the Canadian sport landscape. He believes this lofty ambition can only be achieved through the combination of success on the international professional competitive scene, with the required domestic infrastructure and a true partnership between Tennis Canada and the tennis private sector.

His comments are often taken as critical by those who feel targeted by his questions. His background as a player, coach, and leader [see background] in the sport and coaching industry warrants that his views, which are shared by many others, be given due process by anyone [or organization] who really wants to help Canadian Tennis achieve the proper national status it deserves in the sport community.

He now starts in ONcourt a series of editorials which specifically provides thoughts for reflection on how to make Canada a tennis superpower.***

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  1. ONcourt will be upbeat, funny, different, inquisitive, not political, all inclusive, young, interactive, professional, slick, innovative, open minded and successful.
  2. Articles will be easy read [like people’s magazine 1 to 1 ½ page with picture].
  3. Everyone will be able to contribute as writers [all articles submitted to be approved].
  4. Everyone will be able to send their comments on published articles.

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