April 6, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE), Victoria, BC is excited to announce that CEO Robert Bettauer will once again be a tennis analyst for the 2013 Davis Cup.
The tournament – to be held in Vancouver from April 5 – 7 – features the much anticipated World Group quarter-final tie between Canada and Italy.
Bettauer, a former Canadian Davis Cup player, will be analyst at the Douglas Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver with play-by-play commentator Rob Faulds. Headlining Canada’s Davis Cup Team are world No.16 Milos Raonic, the nation’s highest ranked male singles player of all time, and world No. 4 doubles aceDaniel Nestor. For the first time in Canadian tennis history, Canada is looking to secure a World Group semi-final spot to face either Serbia or U.S.A. in September.
Bettauer has an extensive history as a senior sports leader in Canada with previous roles as the founding President and CEO of the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario, and the Director of Tennis Development for Tennis Canada. As an athlete Robert won several national tennis titles and was a member of Canada’s Davis Cup Team, while also holding an ATP Tour world ranking in singles and doubles for a number of years. As a national coach Robert ran Tennis Canada’s first Western Canadian high performance training centre at UBC, and helped coach the Davis Cup team leading to coaching Canada’s tennis team at the Olympic Games in Seoul and Barcelona. Still an active player, he recently represented Canada at the ITF World Seniors Team Championships in Turkey. Bettauer has provided television commentary and analysis on tennis for over 25 years at the Rogers Cup, Olympics and Davis Cup. He is also currently the Chair of the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame and is still an active tennis player and coach. An on-going presenter on sport development topics, he has a Masters in sport psychology and regularly provides mental training education on enhanced performance.
The Davis Cup will broadcast on Sportsnet http://www.sportsnet.ca/.