Template for U12-14 Annual Planning

NOTE: This was the original template done in the summer of 2010 for the design of individual and group training annual plans for 2010-11. From this

template we at ACE tennis manage our athletes for the year. The problems we encounter in the design of these plans are:

  1. The dates for the major competitions at a national and provincial levels are always published late, but this problem can be overcome somewhat by using previous years dates
  2. National and provincial regroupings create difficulties as they are not  coordinated with the Academies and as a result are not part of the planning process

Another issue is a provincial association or national body announcing an ad hoc touring initiative in the middle of an important physical training cycle. This touring initiative done with the greatest intent becomes a situation where a player, coach, parent must decide on doing what is right for the player long term and passing up on a touring opportunity in the short term.

To view the template, please click here >>>.

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.

ONcourt Interviews NGTL Co-Founder Yves Boulais

It does not matter that you get your rating playing locally or that you had spent an insidious amount of money playing the ITF junior tour tournaments. Your rating is your level of play (you get no bonus for playing more or playing far away). This allows us to break free of the ITF competitive structure potentially saving us time, money, and headache. We see this as a great opportunity to improve the logistic of our sport.

Brandon Burke (son of ACE President Doug Burke) Elected to WTA Board

As revealed in a recent news release issued by the WTA Tour – Brandon Burke has been elected to the WTA Board of Directors (to start officially in September). Oncourt got together with Brandon to delve a bit more into his background and to gain some insight into this wonderful appointment he has attained at such a young age.