All You Need To Know About SAT: Part 3

Written by: Helen Donohoe


***Helen Donohoe, M.S.Ed., is a teacher of English and French in the Hamilton/Burlington area. She holds practice SAT sessions on Saturdays on an informal, drop-in basis at Cedar Springs Racquet Club where she is a member, long-time tennis hacker and aficionado.

In this section of the website we will be publishing short paragraphs on various aspects of SAT. Please leave your questions/comments here, and Helen will be happy to respond to any specific concerns from students/parents***



SAT takers who are well-prepared work hard to improve and enrich their vocabulary. I have created a matching activity for you, using adjectives that appear regularly on the SAT. Study the list below and match each adjective to the tennis player who best fits the description. You may find that an adjective fits more than one player, but try to make the best choice. If you make a hasty selection you may find that the last adjective and the last player don’t match. Be careful!

This exercise is a very good way to begin your own vocabulary lists, on a word processor or on plain old paper. Create a page for each letter of the alphabet. Write the word and its definition. Try to add a word a day.

Try to think of another player and an adjective that matches that player and post in the reply section to share with everyone.

The answers will be posted in the next issue of the “All You Need To Know About SAT”.

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.