The Week at Wilson with Blair Rickers: March 24th

Hello All,

Just a quick hello to let you know I’m back at the office.  I’ll try to send you a full report this weekend.


I’m off to Ottawa until Friday.  Feel Free to e-mail me.

OTTAWA TENNIS PROS – I’ll be doing a PK at the OAC Wednesday night at 7:00 if you can attend (sorry for the late notice).


Kate is out of the office for from the 24th to 30th.  She’ll be coming tanned and refreshed.   You can reach Brenda at 1-800-267-7506 ext. 273.


If you are in need of tennis balls please e-mail/call Kate, Brenda, or myself ASAP.  We’d LOVE to get the order out this month.


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.