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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…”

Daniel Rosenbaum: The Chess Game of Tennis

“Some say that tennis is like chess. Players must organize a game plan, program how to begin a match, have in mind and do the necessary adaptations perceived during the game.”

Tarek Merchant: NCAA Coaches Panel Webinar

This interactive presentation is geared towards all coaches, parents and players interested in more info on NCAA scholarships, the process, and insight from NCAA coaches. There will be 3 college coaches joining the panel; Matt Hill (Arizona State), Ryan Carney (Missouri Valley NAIA) and Avi Kiegel (Barry University)

Dr. Bryon Weinberg: Virtual Tennis Mobility Workshop Webinar

A complimentary Virtual Tennis Mobility Workshop with one of the greatest Athletics Chiropractors in the world, Dr. Bryon Weinberg. Players and coaches came together for an interactive stretching session which will be part one of a four part session.

Helen Donohoe: Considering the SAT During The COVID-19 Crisis

This year, for the first time ever, some countries, where standardized “exit” exams (subject-specific), are mandatory for university acceptance, have cancelled the entire slate of exams, offered just once a year in the spring; the void is enormous, especially in countries like the UK, where the rigorous exam system is a way of life and a rite of passage.

Billy Pate: “College Athletics at a Crossroads”

Without question, there’s a great deal of uncertainly and concern regarding college athletics, and of course in our world, college tennis. Many players and parents, even those currently competing at prestigious institutions, might be unaware of the implications of COVID-19 and it’s impact on daily operations, future schedules, and most importantly, budgets.

Christine Picher: How We Keep Going

I have read somewhere that the definition of crisis in China is composed of two characters meaning “Danger” and “Opportunity”…..personally I prefer focusing on the second one. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to think, to learn, to exchange ideas to improve our way of doing things.

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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.

Next Gen Tennis League promises exciting matches

The Next Gen Tennis League again saw some great tennis last weekend at The Credit Valley Tennis Club and Burlington Tennis Club. This promises that Saturday the 24th will feature some exciting matches and very competitive tennis. All three matches will be played on Saturday October 24th, with Team Byte Network Security facing Team Hydrogen at noon (Burlington Tennis Club).

ITF Men’s 85 World Team Championships Renamed the Lorne Main Cup

Toronto, October 13, 2020 – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Tuesday that, as of 2021, the Men’s 85 World Team Championships will be renamed the Lorne Main Cup after the late Canadian. Lorne Main was selected for the honour following a unanimous vote by the ITF Seniors Committee, and approval from the ITF Board of Directors, after his name was put forward by Tennis Canada as part of the nomination process.
 

A New Reality By Nicolas Pereira

This past week in the World Team Tennis ‘Bubble” I have seen the efforts to keep everyone safe while carrying on a team competition with around 60/70 players and coaches onsite. Counting organizers, officials, media, and support personnel are around 150 people trying hard to make this happen. I am very impressed by how the strict protocol has been handled and how everyone is invested in making this event a success, but The Open is a completely different scale of details.

A deeper dive into second serve statistics

The two most widely reported second serve statistics in professional tennis are the number of double faults a player hit, and their second serve winning percentage. If we’re trying to understand the effectiveness of a particular player’s second serve, relying only on those statistics has significant drawbacks. Article by Michal Kokta.

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