September Edition – Letter from the Editor

Sept 15, 2021

Dearest readers,

Welcome to the September issue of ONcourt, what a summer it’s been!

We all can agree our fellow Canadian players have represented our nation with vigorous and outstanding play, and the future is certainly looking bright for our nation’s stars. Not only are many of our players exceptional at the game, but the new wave of Canadians continue to represent Canada’s diversity (Fernandez is of Ecuadorian and Filipino descent and Auger-Aliassime is French-Canadian and his father immigrated from Togo) and also appear to be charismatic, kind and intelligent young athletes that are helping to grow the game in Canada and around the world. 
This issue of ONcourt celebrates our athletes with a feature from ACE Tennis’s Michal Kokta, “Leylah Fernandez: Forge Your Own Path“, which discusses the welcome surprise that is Fernandez, as well as insights from former coach, Robby Menard. Pierre Lamarche from All Canadian Sports Management (ACSM) submitted a response to Tom Tebbutt’s Review of Felix’s US Open Performance with his article “The Best is Yet to Come” which also invites ONcourt readers to start a conversation by providing their own feedback/insights to both articles, with a chance to win tickets to the 2022 National Bank Open in Toronto, courtesy of ACSM. The influx of talent coming from Canada doesn’t end with Fernandez, the Ontario Tennis Association features up-and-coming star Victoria Mboko in their article “All in the Family” by Scott Langdon. 

We hope you enjoy,

Laurence Lamarche, Executive Editor, ONcourt

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