Pierre “The Bear” Lamarche: “Happy Holidays!”

Happy Holidays from the Bear and our tennis family!

We would like to offer our best wishes to all of our readers for the upcoming festive season. Canadian tennis is achieving levels of success never attained before. The opportunity to use this surge of interest in our game to better the Canadian system and the growth of it in all parts of our country is a chance that rarely comes along. It is all of our responsibility to take advantage of this opportunity by revisiting areas of conflicts and finding solutions which are favorable to all, to create a synergy that will propel tennis to its rightful place in the Canadian sport landscape.
Thank you for being part of our readership. We are All Canadian tennis and let’s make it even better in the New Year. Go Canada, what a country.

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.

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