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

Thank you for being part of our readership. We are All Canadian tennis and lets make it even better in the New Year. Go Canada, what a country.

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 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.