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NEW ROGERS RANKINGS EXPANDS TO INCLUDE OPEN, ADULT AND SENIOR PLAYERS

Open rankings and provincial adult rankings officially launched while senior rankings are now in test and transition phase

March 5, 2014 -- After launching the new Rogers Rankings on January 13, 2014 with the junior rankings,the system has now expanded to officially include the open rankings and the provincial adult rankings. In addition, the senior rankings have also been completed but are in the test phase and have not been officially implemented. Wheelchair tennis is the final category of players that will see the new rankings launched in the coming months.

The new national Rogers Rankings replaced the previous head-to-head ranking method that had been used since 2009. The new system will award players points for progress in a tournament. This system will be used on a 52-week rollover period and will include the player’s best results.

The junior rankings have been successfully transitioned to the new system as of the New Year and now the open category has done the same. Open rankings are for the highest level of men's and women's singles and doubles play. The scope includes results from Canadian “open” level tournaments as well as results from Canadians in all levels of professional play, including WTA and ATP World Tour events.

The main focus of the adult rankings is within individual provinces and covers all levels of adult competitive play below the “open” level.

Senior rankings are maintained for men's and women's singles and doubles for every age group from over-35 to over-85. A player will only hold a ranking in their own age category. Players' results from events at both national and provincial level contribute to their rankings.

 

For more information or view the rankings please visit www.rogersrankings.com

About Tennis Canada

Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, eight professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 11 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



TENNIS STARS AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS PREPARE FOR WORLD TENNIS DAY

The ITF’s member National Associations will join some of the world’s leading tennis stars in celebrating the second World Tennis Day on Monday 3 March. World Tennis Day aims to promote tennis and increase participation among players around the globe, with over 60 nations already confirmed to take part.


This year’s World Tennis Day will be centred around three special events, organised by the promoter StarGames, in three different time zones in Hong Kong, London and New York. The events will feature current and former professionals together with junior and wheelchair demonstrations, including the ITF’s Tennis Play and Stay campaign.
 
Tomas Berdych, Lleyton Hewitt, Li Na and Samantha Stosur will be in action in the BNP Paribas Showdown at the Hong Kong Velodrome; Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Pat Cash and Ivan Lendl will contest the World Tennis Day Showdown at London’s Earls Court; and Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Bob and Mike Bryan, and John and Patrick McEnroe will take part at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
 
Alongside these events, the ITF has encouraged its National Associations to support World Tennis Day with their own grassroots and club activities to attract new participants to the sport. These include the United States Tennis Association (USTA), which has already established the successful Tennis Night in America in conjunction with the BNP Paribas Showdown in which clubs are asked to open their doors as part of a month-long drive to get children playing the sport. To date, more than 6,500 youth tennis events have been held as part of that initiative.

Click here http://www.itftennis.com/about/itf-events/world-tennis-day/about.aspx to view the latest list of nations hosting World Tennis Day activities.

Many nations will be promoting the Tennis Play and Stay campaign, the ITF’s global initiative launched in 2007 aimed at increasing tennis participation worldwide. The campaign centres around the slogan of ‘Serve, Rally and Score’ and seeks to promote tennis as an easy, fun and healthy sport through the use of slower and lower bouncing balls, shorter and lighter rackets, and smaller courts. Under the Tennis Play and Stay banner, the Tennis10s programme makes it easier for children to take up the game, while TennisXpress is an easy, active and fun coaching programme for adults.

“The inaugural World Tennis Day proved to be a very successful initiative, using high profile special events to bring attention to the developmental activities of our member nations on every continent,” said ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti. “The enthusiasm and commitment of our National Associations to World Tennis Day in its first year was inspiring and we expect an even greater take-up in 2014 and beyond. March 3rd will be an important day in the international tennis calendar with huge focus on our sport on World Tennis Day.”


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For further press enquiries:

ITF Communications                                        
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Pete Holtermann, VP of Media Relations for StarGames
Tel: +1 312 218 3442
Email: Holter Media


TENNIS CANADA LAUNCHES NEW NATIONAL ROGERS RANKINGS

First phase will launch national junior rankings while adult, open, senior and wheelchair rankings will be implemented in the coming months

January 13, 2014, Toronto, ON – Tennis Canada launched on Monday the new national Rogers Rankings which will replace the previous head-to-head ranking method that had been used since 2009. The new system will award players points for progress in a tournament. This system will be used on a 52-week rollover period and will include the player’s best five results.

“The new ranking method of points accumulated based on rounds reached is a best practice used by the ATP, WTA and the ITF,” said Hatem McDadi, vice-president, tennis development, Tennis Canada. “The new ranking will allow players to be rewarded by doing well at tournaments and in return be motivated to compete more often. This will help strengthen and benefit our provincial and national competitive structure at all levels.”

Phase One of the new rankings system was activated on Monday with the junior rankings only. The next phases will include adult, open, senior and wheelchair rankings which will all be implemented in the coming months.

The junior rankings will be comprised of all provincial and national tournaments. Most international junior tournaments, identified Canadian open events and all professional events will also be included.  Preliminary rankings based on 2013 results were calculated to establish a starting point for 2014 rankings.

The goal of the new Rogers Ranking method is to increase participation in competition, to allow players to compete at their own level and develop their game, and to ensure accuracy in the rankings.

All provincial tennis associations will use the new Rogers Rankings to filter out their players and create a separate provincial ranking.

For more information about the new Rogers Rankings system or to access the rankings themselves please visit www.rogersrankings.com.


Questions and Answers

Why is there a new system?
We found that the head to head system did not encourage enough competitive play.  The new system awards points for progress in a tournament without ever penalizing a player for a poor result.  Players can build their rankings quickly by playing more and performing well.

How did you calculate my initial ranking?
We loaded the system with your results from sanctioned tournament play in 2013. While we were able to load almost all tournaments from 2013, some small number could not be imported.  Your ranking was calculated exactly as it will be calculated in 2014. Points are awarded based on a combination of factors:  how far you progress, the age group of the event, and the level of the event.

Why did my ranking go down (or up)?
If you did not play many events last year, you will likely find that your ranking dropped, perhaps significantly.  The head to head system did not require you to play many matches to maintain a ranking.  In the new system, like in the pros, if you do not play, you will not be able to maintain a ranking.  The good news is that by playing a few tournaments, you will soon be able to build your ranking to reflect your quality as a player.


Coaching Information

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TENNIS INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Tennis Saskatchewan administers the Tennis Instructor Course and the Club Pro 1 Course of the Tennis Canada / National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

For more information download:

PDF Version: Coach - NCCP Tennis Instructor - Spring 2014.pdf
Word Version: Coach - NCCP Tennis Instructor - Spring 2014.doc

 


NCCP MED EVALUATION ONLINE

Instructions to complete NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Evaluation (MED) Online - Instruction Stream

For more information download: Coach - NCCP Tennis Instructor - Spring 2014 - Instructions for MED.pdf


New Online System – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!

PLEASE READ BELOW

All tournament participants will need to create a new online player profile prior to registering for any Tennis Saskatchewan sanctioned tournaments.

 

Players who are currently registered in the old online management system will have to set up a new account.


Tennis players in Saskatchewan now have access to a new online entry and tournament publication system that will be used by Tennis Saskatchewan for future sanctioned tournaments, effective immediately. Tournament participants are now required to create an online account which will enable them to register for tournaments planned in 2013.


For more information click here.



So You Think You Can Play

Check your skills using the 'Play Tennis' Self-Rating Guide. The Guide is a classification system which identifies and describes levels of tennis ability. The rating categories are generalizations about skill levels. Players may rate themselves and/or have a qualified instructor or coach rate them.

Ratings can be used informally as a general guide between players to identify playing standards, or they can be used more formally by your Club as a method of establishing consistent playing levels for lesson groups, leagues, tournaments and special events.

 
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