Soufiane Azargui: Florida

Written by: Soufiane Azargui


***19 year old Soufiane Arzagui came to Toronto from Morocco at the age of 10 and a half. Over the next 7 years, Soufiane developed as an excellent tennis player winning singles and doubles titles at the national and ITF level as well as maintaining a high academic level at Bateman High School in Burlington. After six years at the ACE tennis Academy he fulfilled his objective of receiving a scholarship to an Ivy League school, Brown University in September of 2010.  Soufiane will be blogging us on a regular basis about his freshman season.***


We just landed in Florida last night, Ft. Lauderdale where we are expected to spend 5 days of our spring break this year and play both Florida Gulf Coast and Florida Atlantic University in preparation for the Ivy Season. We are scheduled to play with Aaron Krickstein tomorrow which will be pretty cool. To all the youngsters who do not recognize the name, he was a top ranked American player, reaching the top 10 in the world and getting to the 4th round or quarters of the US Open at the age of 16 and later on in his career, playing Jimmy Connors in a legendary match when Jimmy was 37 years old and made that dream run at the Open! It’s hot down here and we are all looking forward to getting a nice tan down here as we haven’t seen much sun in Providence lately ! Go Bruno!

A deeper dive into second serve statistics

The two most widely reported second serve statistics in professional tennis are the number of double faults a player hit, and their second serve winning percentage. If we’re trying to understand the effectiveness of a particular player’s second serve, relying only on those statistics has significant drawbacks. Article by Michal Kokta.

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.