August Edition – Letter from the Editor

Aug 06, 2021

Dearest readers,

Welcome to the August issue of ONcourt, in the heart of tournament season!

Although here at ONcourt, we do not consider ourselves a current events news source, we do reflect on the goings-on in the world of tennis, to help grow the game here in Canada. For example, from an analytics perspective, this month we feature Wimbledon coverage from Craig O’Shannessy and Novak’s win, as well as predictions of up-and-coming tennis starts following Felix and Denis’ success by ACE Tennis high performance coach, Michal Kokta.
Another hot topic in the world of tennis is mental health among our beloved athletes. In the wake of Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open, her unfortunate situation had a silver lining as it served as a catalyst for discussions around the mental health concerns of our athletes.  For this reason, the ONcourt team deemed it crucial to bring in contributing editors with a strong background in mental health. We have recruited Dr. Richard Young, who has been pivotal in helping Olympians reach their highest potential with sustainable, healthy performance systems. We also welcome Patricia Hy, a three time Olympian, mental coach, and parent-coach to her two children.
With tournament season in full swing, pressure and anxiety are at an all-time high for our players, and I encourage everyone to read articles from our experts to improve the stigma around mental health and elite athletes. Click here  to access our current library of mental health related articles. 


Laurence Lamarche, Executive Editor, ONcourt


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