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Jocelyn Robichaud: The Impact of Confinement on Player Development

One important thing to know is that we can compare this period to an injury, or even a rehabilitation condition. Several professional players, notably Rafael Nadal, have had to go through difficult periods and prolonged absences from competition to recover from an injury. Examples can also be found among young athletes: Bianca Andreescu (foot stress fracture) or Felix Auger-Aliassime (knee injury) had to be sidelined for a few months during their adolescence. These moments of adversity did not prevent them from obtaining exceptional results upon their return to the court.

Message from Coach Séverine

They have to work on being fit physically and they also need to work on the aspect of confidence and be anxious to return to play because they will not be at the same level from when they stopped in March and that will be difficult for them in the beginning. They need parents and coaches support.

Tennis Guru, Louis Borfiga Shares What Makes “A Good Coach?”

Many are asking this question, each with their own opinion, their own truth. In reality, it is difficult to answer with certainty, as the evaluation method can vary from one person to another. However, when you think about it, when you look at the references in the field of coaching in various sports, there are certain common and fundamental elements that I will describe to you here…

A Humbling and Inspiring Reminder by Geoff Moore

“I would then pass skipping ropes out to serve as the top of the net, put a few rackets on the ground to create some lines, and start hitting with large groups of kids who we handed rackets to and supplied balls. The bounces were very uneven on the field, but this led to the kids developing coordination and reflex skills at a high level. Many kids on my court had t-shirts saying “Stop War Start Tennis” and given the history of Uganda and the region, it was clear that tennis has the potential to be an instrument of peace…”

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Yves Boulais: No Excuses… Get Working

Yves was proud to work with players including Greg Rudsedski, Patricia Hy, Oliver Marach, Eugenie Bouchard and Rebecca Marino, who achieved excellent results on the world stage. He was an Olympic Coach in Barcelona 1992 & Atlanta 1996, and Captain of the Canadian FedCup Team 1998 – 2000.

Update on UK Tennis Situation with Master Louis Cayer

I would like to share a mindset I instil in all the players I coach, one I believe has greatly influenced all of the player’s performances; “whatever happens, I can handle it.” This mindset is achieved through a systematic, tactical development process, so that whoever the opponent, whatever the surface, regardless of the environment, or scoring, the players can, and will rise to the challenge as it is presented.