The Week at Wilson with Blair Rickers: May 6th

Hello All,

A couple of quick notes for this week:

Another Sales Meeting

I’m away all next week at a sales meeting in Chicago.  If you have any product issues please give Kate a call at 1-800-267-7506 ext 271.  If you need to reach me, e-mail is the best option.

Happy Mother’s Day

Best wishes to all the Mom’s out there.  You all rock.

Team Wilson Smoking

As Roger Federer struggles to maintain the incredible standard he has set for himself, we are witnessing some great results from the next wave of Wilson players.  Milos Raonic (#24 – Blade 98), Kei Nishikori (#46 – Tour Limited BLX) and Grigor Dimitrov (#66 – SixOne Tour) are all making strong statements about their future on the tour.  Juan Martin Del Potro (SixOne 95) is rounding back into shape after a long battle with injuries.  Outstanding performances have also been recently turned in by Julia Georges (Pro Open BLX), Michael Llodra (Pro Tour BLX), Bethanie Mattek-Sands (Tour BLX), Flavio Cipolla (SixOne 95), Thomaz Bellucci (SixOne 95) and Petra Kvitova (Tour BLX).  Great to see Alberta Brianti get her first tour win with the Blade 98 Pink BLX.  I think Roger still has some gas in the tank.  You should never under estimate the heart of a champion.  Stay updated with all the tour news by joining Wilson on Facebook.

We are also seeing some great results with our juniors here in Ontario.  Congratulations to all.  Also, we should give a shout out to Kathy Carter who represented Canada in the World Racketlon Championships.

Have a great week.  I’ll get back to you soon with a full report from our sales meeting.

Mental Strength Training with Patricia Hy

Everyone knows the importance of mental strength, but not everyone knows how to go about it. If these ring a bell with you, let me help strengthen your player’s mental fitness. Zoom workshops every Friday November 20 – December 18. 2020.

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.

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.

Tennis Guru, Louis Borfiga Shares What Makes “A Good Coach?”

Many are asking this question, each with their own opinion, their own truth. In reality, it is difficult to answer with certainty, as the evaluation method can vary from one person to another. However, when you think about it, when you look at the references in the field of coaching in various sports, there are certain common and fundamental elements that I will describe to you here…