Talent Cycle

Beyond Bloom: Revisiting Environmental Factors That Enhance or Impede Talent Development

Written by: Rena F. Subotnik, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, and Karen D. Arnold


***ONcourt: great study which must make us reflect on our approach to athlete development through tennis. Some interesting thoughts:

1. Creatively gifted children tend to come from families that stress independence rather than interdependence

2. An important factor in the lives of eminent children is the degree to which children freely develop a unique identity and express their own thoughts

3. Another variable that appears to play an important role in achievement motivation is stress [Think Russians, Serbians tennis players]

As well, interesting questions are asked based on case studies and finally the difficult question: “Is a chance at greatness worth the price of failure?”***


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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).

ITF Men’s 85 World Team Championships Renamed the Lorne Main Cup

Toronto, October 13, 2020 – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Tuesday that, as of 2021, the Men’s 85 World Team Championships will be renamed the Lorne Main Cup after the late Canadian. Lorne Main was selected for the honour following a unanimous vote by the ITF Seniors Committee, and approval from the ITF Board of Directors, after his name was put forward by Tennis Canada as part of the nomination process.

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.