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June Edition – Letter from the Editor

June 1, 2021 Dearest readers, It is an absolute pleasure to welcome you to the rebirth of our ONcourt eZine, the voice of Canadian tennis.

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.

Mike Hall & Yves Boulais: Next-Gen Tennis League

Our league is unique and serves a great purpose to the competitive tennis community. This co-ed league is based on the UTR (Universal Tennis Rating), which allows players to compete in competitive matches and improve their rating. This concept provides an opportunity for former college players and pros to stay involved in the competitive scene as well as allowing aspiring juniors and current pro players to compete close to home. Most importantly, it gives our developing juniors with a pathway to maximize their UTR rating. By doing this, they can maximize their potential to pursue U.S. College opportunities without the traveling expenses involved in pursuing a high ITF ranking.

Cooperation Between Coaches

Cooperation between a tennis coach and a fitness coach among teenagers. A tennis coach and a fitness coach working together is a concept that many of us probably take for granted. However, in reality, it is a concept that is more important than ever and is worth further clarification.

Canadian Tennis, What’s Next?

BY PETER FIGURA It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over ten years since Milos Raonic won his first ATP Tour Title (San Jose). Since

Tennis in Iran

Editor’s note: since Armita’s article was published in Tennis Club Business, she has moved to Canada and joined the ACE tennis family as a tennis

How to Level Up Your Potential

BY PATRICIA HY WHO HERE IS A FAN OF SHORTCUTS? While I don’t believe there is any magic potion you can drink that brings you

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