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April 28, 2016

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) confirmed on Wednesday that there will be increased drug testing for players at this year’s Wimbledon, according to Reuters.

April 27, 2016

Bjorn Fratangelo, 22, of Pittsburgh, will make his French Open main-draw debut after earning a main-draw wild card into the French Open by winning the 2016 USTA Pro Circuit Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge. 

April 27, 2016

CityParks Foundation has partnered with a number of facilities in New York City to offer a program called Play Today!, which will help provide dedicated juniors from New York City more opportunities to play and practice together at an affordable price.

April 26, 2016

Breakthrough New York raised nearly $780,000 at its Fourth Annual Gala in mid-April, as it honored three inspiring leaders: Grand Slam Winner and ESPN Analyst Chris Evert, Credit Suisse Managing Director Maria Chiodi, and Edgehill Endowment Partners Co-Founder and Managing Partner D. Ellen Shuman.

April 26, 2016

There are ways to improve your doubles play as a team, as you and your partner should always be on the same page. In this article, I will discuss the server’s partner while playing the net. Strong communication between partners is a must. In between points, talk to each other about the placement of serve and some basic strategy for the next point.

April 26, 2016

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal has had enough of the allegations of doping and performance enhancing drug use thrown his way, filing a lawsuit against a former French minister on Monday.

April 25, 2016

Rafael Nadal continued his torrid clay season on Sunday afternoon, downing two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win his ninth career Barcelona Open title.

April 25, 2016

Some of the finance industry’s biggest names came together to compete in a different venue on Saturday, April 16, competing in the sixth annual R Baby Foundation New York Tennis Tournament at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn.

April 22, 2016

A few years ago, I attended a seminar where Patrick McEnroe, director of USTA Player Development at the time, spoke about the future of tennis in the United States. He spoke of the demise of tennis as a youth sport and asked why there wasn’t something like Little League in our sport. 

April 22, 2016

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, is a joint initiative of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association (MCTA) and USTA Eastern Metro Region. 

April 21, 2016

I have been working full-time at an academic institution. In my fifth year, academia has done something that I could never envision when I took on a full-time role as head tennis coach at SUNY Oneonta. I am exposed to great thinkers, doctors and professors from many fields on a daily basis.

April 21, 2016

It recently hit me that I have been teaching tennis for more than 20 years. I have now taught tennis for more years than I have played the sport competitively, and I had a relatively long career. I am a totally different coach than I was 20 years ago.

April 20, 2016

The USTA Eastern Metro Region was happy to support the Delete Blood Cancer Second Annual “Game, Set, Match for Life” tennis event at Sportime Randall's Island in February.

April 20, 2016

According to the International Tennis Federation (ITF), half of all tennis players will suffer from tennis elbow. Thirty-four of the top 40 ATP and WTA men and women have been sidelined recently from shoulder, wrist and elbow injury or surgery (TennisInsights.com/Injuries).

April 19, 2016

From his years on the ATP Tour winning 17 Grand Slam titles, spending 170 weeks as world number one and challenging the status quo, to his current roles as commentator, elder statesman and founder and leader of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA), John McEnroe’s impact on the sport of tennis has been profound and ongoing, more than 30 years after his retirement from the sport.

April 19, 2016

The USTA has announced that it has launched a nationwide online audition as part of its 10th Annual U.S. Open Anthem Audition. A select number of submissions will be chosen to participate in a call-back that will be held in New York City on June 28, with those selected earning the chance to perform “America the Beautiful” live in Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2016 U.S. Open.

April 18, 2016

The U.S. now moves back to competing in the World Group next year by beating Australia, 4-0, in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff on an outdoor clay court in Pat Rafter Arena at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

April 18, 2016

For the third consecutive year, the Columbia Men’s Tennis team captured the Ivy League Championship, beating Penn 5-1 to clinch the championship and earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Championships.

April 18, 2016

Bjorn Fratangelo is in first place in the men’s USTA Pro Circuit Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge Standings at the end of Week 1, putting him in the early lead to earn a main-draw wild card into the 2016 French Open.

April 15, 2016

Breakthrough New York will hold its fourth annual Gala on Tuesday, April 19, honoring three inspiring leaders: Grand Slam Winner and ESPN Analyst Chris Evert, Credit Suisse Managing Director Maria Chiodi, and Edgehill Endowment Partners Co-Founder and Managing Partner D. Ellen Shuman.

April 15, 2016

As a sport psychologist, I have treated many athletes who have been injured. There are 30 million kids playing sports and 10 percent of them will get injured this year. Tennis is not quite as dangerous as football, soccer or ice hockey, but there are plenty of ankle, knee, elbow and shoulder injuries.

April 14, 2016

Appearances by Marquee Players Caroline Wozniacki on August 1 and Andy Roddick on August 9 and a full slate of matches for top roster draftee Christina McHale are among the highlights of the inaugural 2016 New York Empire presented by Citi schedule this summer at historic Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club.

April 14, 2016

The USTA Metro Winter Season is now in full swing. The first league to finish up was the 40 & Over League. 

April 13, 2016

In what is probably the biggest upset of the 2016 season up to this point, Czech Jiri Vesely shocked world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters.