Feature Articles

April 18, 2014

Tennis Channel will provide exclusive live coverage of the U.S. Fed Cup team’s playoff competition against France in St. Louis this weekend, with live world-whiparound telecasts on Center Court Saturday, April 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 20 ET, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

April 18, 2014

Eight-time Monte Carlo Masters Champion Rafael Nadal was eliminated from the tournament on Friday by David Ferrer, who advanced to the semifinals with a 7-6(1), 6-4 victory over his fellow countryman.

April 18, 2014

Roger Federer used an outstanding comeback to push past the ninth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Monte Carlo Rolex Masters quarterfinals on Friday, 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-3.

April 17, 2014

Thursday play at the Monte Carlo Masters continued to go as many expected, as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both cruised to victories and spots in the quarterfinals.

April 17, 2014

World number one Rafael Nadal continued his dominance on clay this morning in Monte Carlo by defeating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the tournament’s quarterfinal round.

April 16, 2014

Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispose of his second-round opponent, Radek Stepanek on Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer defeated the veteran Czech 6-1, 6-2 in a match that lasted only 52 minutes to advance to the third round of the tournament.

April 16, 2014

The USTA Metro Region Board held its first meeting of the year during the USTA Eastern Annual Meeting in White Plains in January. As we discussed our goals and plans for the year ahead, I stood there looking around the room and could not help but feel such a strong sense of community and connection. 

April 16, 2014

USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, announced that it has partnered with healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and its Veteran Leadership Council to host six free Warrior and Family Tennis Day events this spring and summer in New York and Philadelphia. The tennis programs will serve as the first pilot programs to implement the USTA Serves Warrior Tennis Curriculum.

April 15, 2014

Now available at Amazon.com, Facing Federer by Scoop Malinowski features more than 50 ATP players as they describe the actual experience of playing tennis against Roger Federer.

Featured Blogs

April 15, 2014

Do you serve great in practice, but break down in matches? Join the club.

April 8, 2014

Beginners and pros alike understand the importance of keeping the ball in play. A common complaint is that every shot feels like an adventure, even while demonstrating consistent play.

March 31, 2014

One of the most widely played live ball practice games is commonly called "Sweeper." It's essentially a singles rally game started with a neutral feed from the baseline.

March 24, 2014

The calendar may say "Spring," but the thermometer says "Winter" and the wind chill says "Brrr!" You don't have to suffer and waste valuable energy shivering. Save your movement for the match by dressing wisely.

March 17, 2014

I've learned a few "hacks" in my years of coaching that I would like to share weekly in this blog, beginning with "Part 1: Impress the School Coach at Tryouts."

March 4, 2014

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, taking a page from the Academy Awards, tried to take a "selfie" during their exhibition match last night during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden.

February 26, 2014

Disco was popular and the best doubles team in the world was "John McEnroe & Anyone." That was a long time ago.

January 28, 2014

While switching channels between NFL playoff football and the Australian Open, I could not help but notice the difference in the production value of each broadcast.

January 13, 2014

The $399 Babolat Play Pure Drive was showcased at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week. 

December 30, 2013

Ladder drills, shuttle runs and cone drills will help your footwork on the tennis court, and according to a recent study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, they could make you smarter.

Blogs

By Daniel Kresh
October 8, 2012
In the first three months of 2013 the ATP challenger tour will be testing out a new rule, the elimination of the service let. Though there are no immediate plans to implement this rule in a broader scope there is no question that this is the first attempt at doing just that. Would this potential change be a positive thing for the sport? I think so.
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By Bill Longua
September 6, 2012
There are many reasons doubles teams may want to stray from the traditional service formation to the “I” formation. (also known as the Australian formation) Let’s go over some of them.
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By Bill Longua
August 24, 2012
The stance you use when hitting the ball determines the concentration needed concerning your shoulder turn. If you hit in the more conservative closed stance, where there is a turn step and hit, the shoulders will naturally turn sideways because the left leg (if right handed) is pointed toward the net.
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By Bill Longua
August 6, 2012
To improve your level of play a variety of different shots are needed, one of which is the forehand slice. Let’s go over a few tips to help you hit it better, or if you are new at it, get started.
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By Bill Longua
July 17, 2012
When playing doubles, we are positioned many times during the match at the service line, or we are attacking forward toward the net, in both cases, we are subject to low, oncoming shots that require us to pick the ball up off a short hop, that’s the half volley.

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Radio personality Mike Greenberg of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" realizes a lifelong dream of playing at the National Tennis Center with idol and 18-time Grand Slam Champion Chris Evert.
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A great video helping to explain USTA's new 10 and under QuickStart rules.

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Events

Thu, 04/24/2014 - Sun, 04/27/2014

From April 24-27, the Big East College Tennis Conference Championships will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Mon, 04/28/2014

NYJTL's School Time Tennis Training session will take place Monday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.