All You Need To Know About SAT: Part 18

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***


Suggestions for reading to prepare for SAT and college

If your goal is to attend college in the USA, you will at some point have to take a course in American literature. Start reading now and you will also do a great deal to build up your vocabulary for the SAT. Doubling up is a smart strategy!

You can locate many e-texts online. I located The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (an American classic, set in the 17th century but written in the 19th century), simply by googling it. There are 24 short chapters in this novel. The language is old-fashioned but the built-in dictionary lets you check meanings of words on the spot – a huge bonus. Set yourself a goal of a chapter at a time whenever/wherever you are connected to the Internet. Even if you don’t complete the novel, you will have a good idea what it’s about and you will learn many new words that I guarantee you’ll find on the SAT!

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.

Astra Tennis Club to host ACE Tennis Academy at Vaughan

Vito Adriano Polera, Club Director of the Astra Tennis Club located on Rutherford road, near Jane, in Vaughan announced that the club will play host to the ACE Tennis Academy as of September 1, 2013.”We are proud to know that our new club, which offered many OTA tournaments in its inaugural year of operation, will now be associated with Canada’s top developmental program for juniors. We have been committed to excellence development in youngsters as well as serving our neighbouring communities which require a first class facility coupled with first class programs offered through Tennis Canada top certified coaches”.

Joel Dembe Documentary

__________ ***Joel has always been in love with sports. He was born with a benign tumour that was removed near his spine, which developed into