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 deeper dive into second serve statistics

The two most widely reported second serve statistics in professional tennis are the number of double faults a player hit, and their second serve winning percentage. If we’re trying to understand the effectiveness of a particular player’s second serve, relying only on those statistics has significant drawbacks. Article by Michal Kokta.

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.