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July 28, 2015

Teams from the leagues in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island will be finishing up their seasons in July. 

July 27, 2015

How many times have you heard kids cajole each other and say these two words: “Bring It!”? The problem is that no one really knows what that “It” is! It’s actually worth knowing, so let me explain. Ultimately your “It” will be the key to sustained peak performance.

July 27, 2015

The Saddlebrook Tennis Academy, located on the 480-acre property of Saddlebrook Resort, was acquired in 1986 from the legendary Harry Hopman. Harry's philosophy and focus on fitness made Hopman one of the most successful tennis coaches in history, and became the foundation of the Saddlebrook program. 

July 27, 2015

The latest research into the sport of tennis in the U.S. shows that overall tennis participation rose one percent to 17.9 million players, according to the Tennis Industry Association (TIA). The data also show growth in the number of youth tennis players, and indicate more than 14 million Americans, while not tennis players currently, express an interest in playing the sport.

July 24, 2015

Former tennis player Li Na and her husband Dennis had their first child, Alisa, in June. Li Na retired from tennis last year due to recurring knee injuries, following a stellar career that saw her become the first Asian Grand Slam champion.

July 24, 2015

German teenager Alex Zverev continued his run at the SkiStar Swedish Open on Friday, beating sixth-seed Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to reach his second career ATP World Tour semifinal.

July 24, 2015

The 12th season of the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, the five-week North American summer tennis season that links seven ATP World Tour and WTA summer hard court tournaments to the U.S. Open, launches next week with the men’s BB&T Atlanta Open. Since its inception in 2004, the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series has increased television viewership and event attendance, while generating new corporate partnerships for the sport.

July 23, 2015

Thirty-three-year-old American and former top 10 player Mardy Fish announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he will retire after next month’s U.S. Open.

July 23, 2015

AYS presents Party With the Pros at Measure Lounge at Langham Place, New York, set for Saturday, Aug. 29 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. This one-of-a-kind cocktail reception will feature assorted hors d'oeuvres and desserts prepared by Chef David Vandenabeele, cocktails, and confirmed appearances by tennis stars Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and John Isner among others.

July 23, 2015

Jensen Zone fans! I hope this finds your summer filled with aces and winners! If you are a tennis player who likes the sting of competition, this is your season. From hard to grass court with some clay action sprinkled in, the summer is a time for the competitive player to shine.

July 23, 2015

Top-seeded Belgian David Goffin was beaten at the SkiStar Swedish Open on Thursday, falling to France’s Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-3 in the second-round matchup.

July 22, 2015

The USTA has announced that world number one Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon finalist Roger Federer, and defending champion Marin Cilic lead the men’s singles field for the 2015 U.S. Open. 

July 22, 2015

The USTA has announced that world number one and three-time defending champion Serena Williams will lead the women’s field for the 2015 U.S. Open.

July 22, 2015

The year 2015 was supposed to be the year Novak Djokovic captured the lone trophy that has eluded him up to this point in his career, La Coupe des Mousquetaires (The Musketeers' Trophy), the Men’s Singles Championship at the French Open.

July 21, 2015

The USTA has announced that for the 2015 summer tennis season, ESPN will broadcast over 1,800 hours of live tennis action across it’s platforms as the exclusive live domestic television and digital media partner for the U.S. Open and Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series. The year 2015 marks the first year of an 11-year agreement between the USTA and ESPN, which will see the U.S. Open carried on ESPN through 2025.

July 21, 2015

The first Har-Tru court was constructed in Hagerstown, Md. in 1932 and a brand was born. Har-Tru is consistent, timeless and intimately acquainted with some of the greatest moments in the history of the game.

July 20, 2015

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. The League is divided into three levels of play, Intermediate (3.0-3.5), Advanced Intermediate (4.0) and Advanced (4.5+). Also offered is an Advanced Beginner Clinic program for teams that are not ready to compete.

July 20, 2015

Andy Murray fought his way back from a set down to defeat France’s Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-0 to clinch the quarterfinal victory for Great Britain and put them into the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 1981.

July 20, 2015

American Rajeev Ram won his second title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Sunday, downing second-seeded Croat Ivo Karlovic 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-6(2) to snap a three-year American drought at the tournament in Newport, R.I.

July 17, 2015

Former world number one and two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo headlines the class of 2015 set for induction this weekend at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. 

July 17, 2015

Andy Murray evened up Great Britain’s Davis Cup quarterfinal against France at 1-1 on Friday, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-6(10), 6-2.

July 17, 2015

World number one American Serena Williams withdrew from the Collector Swedish Open on Thursday after suffering an elbow injury in practice.

July 17, 2015

It may not be the heat or humidity that marks the start of summer tennis in the local area. For me, the French Open brings the unofficial start of summer and the beginning of several months of outdoor tennis, while the U.S. Open ushers in the fall.

July 16, 2015

Congratulations to the following 10 players who are on their way to winning the "Little Mo" Slam and taking home the tallest trophy ever given in junior tennis at six-feet tall. Local nine-year-old Samuel Zeitlin from Brooklyn, N.Y. was the winner of the Boy’s 9 Division.