davis cup

Damien Cox on the Davis Cup: “Big Boys Coming To Town”

Damien Cox of the Toronto Star writes:

“The Davis Cup process is about to get much, much tougher.

The draw was held for next year’s World Group competition today and lo and behold, if Canada didn’t draw the nastiest opponent of ’em all, the mighty Spanish, without question the most powerful tennis nation on earth at the moment.

Intimidating, for sure. But this tie, set for Super Bowl weekend in February, could also be one of the biggest events in Canadian tennis history.”

For more please see the rest or the article on The Toronto Star’s website.

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.