February Edition – Letter from the Editor

February 9, 2022

Please note: Pierre Lamarche and Shannon Toth will be taking over as interim executive editors while Laurence Lamarche is on parental leave. 

What’s New This Month…

ONcourt Hall of Fame: Tennis in Canada is at an all-time popularity level. The growth of the sport is due to many factors: players, coaches, private and public sector individuals, a great army of volunteers and the demand for safe healthy activity. The legacy and contribution of many individuals are part of our Canadian tennis history. The publishers of ONcourt would like to recognize the contribution of these builders of our sport who deserve our thanks. The legacy and contribution of these individuals are part of our Canadian tennis history. The publishers of ONcourt would like to recognize the contribution of these builders of our sport.

Our first inductee is Ari Novick. Ari recently retired after leading Tennis Canada’s coaching department for 30 years. For those in the know, Ari helped create one of the major foundation of our rich tennis tradition. Ari becomes the first inductee of the ONcourt Hall of Fame.

Anyone wishing to nominate such a person should send their nomination and supporting information to ONcourt’s editor laurence@oncourt.ca.

Australian Open: We feature reports on the initial 2022 Grand Slam event. See insights, profiles and interviews on our Canadian stars Denis and Felix and meet Canada’s next aspiring female players stars, Vicky Mboko and Kayla Cross, finalists in the Junior Doubles event.

Contributing Editors: Our February issue features our new contributors Corky Cramer and Larry Jurovich.

ONcourt is now on Twitter! Follow Us.

March Edition: Tennis in the West will be featured

Comment: As an objective publication, we would like to be as transparent as possible. For this reason, we gladly welcome any comments and critiques you may have as a reader. Letters to the editor are also highly encouraged and will be considered for publication on our website. We also invite you to subscribe to updates, where you will receive a monthly summary of each edition.

*We do not advocate for any specific political ideology, but we have set standards regarding the posting of harmful and denigrating pieces as it relates to minority groups. We see our platform as a sacred space of voices, and thus, view that it is our responsibility to highlight the diversity in the sport and to use our platform as a space of learning. That is why we exist. The freedom of speech, however, does not mean the freedom of hate speech.

 

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