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December 6, 2016

The New York tennis community joins Binghamton University in mourning the loss of Stefani Lineva, a 20-year old tennis standout for the Bearcats who was found dead on Saturday morning.

December 6, 2016

As the junior program continues to grow at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn, the club held its annual Boys QuickStart tournament on Saturday afternoon to show off the development of its players.

December 5, 2016

Many young players are baffled when their practice play doesn’t translate well to competitive play or to their performance during tennis team tryouts. What’s happening?

 

 

December 1, 2016

Sports psychology has become a wide and diverse field. Not only do we work with an ever-growing variety of sports, we use a variety of approaches. Standard sports psychology uses what we called “suppressive techniques,” which help the athlete to control any unwanted emotion, such as anxiety, anger or despair.

December 1, 2016

Spanish police announced on Thursday that it has arrested 34 people allegedly involved in a match-fixing network which made money on lower-level tournaments in Spain and Portugal.

November 30, 2016

What if a tournament player could play relaxed and anxiety-free while taking risks? What if they temporarily lost focus, but could get back on track and stay emotionally balanced? My sense is that they would perform their personal best because they would not be limiting themselves.

November 30, 2016

A recent study has suggested that playing racquet sports can help people live longer.

November 29, 2016

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, is a joint initiative of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association (MCTA). The League is divided into three levels of play, Intermediate (3.0-3.5), Advanced Intermediate (4.0-4.5) and Advanced (4.5+). 

November 29, 2016

The selection of a coach is one of the most important decisions a young player can make and can be the difference between tournament success or disappointment.

November 28, 2016

We take a look some of the hottest tennis travel destinations, including Boca West Country Club, Elite Tennis Travel, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Peter Kaplan’s Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy, Tennis Fantasies With John Newcombe and The Legends, and Topnotch Resort.

November 28, 2016

Argentina captured its first ever Davis Cup title over the weekend, downing Croatia 3-2 thanks to two victories in the reverse singles matches on Sunday afternoon in Zagreb, Croatia.

November 28, 2016

American teenager CiCi Bellis captured the first WTA title of her young career on Sunday, knocking off top seed Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-2 to win the trophy at the first-ever Hawaii Open.

November 23, 2016

For more than 40 years, I have gone onto the court on an almost daily basis, 20 years as a player and now 20 years as a coach. I am still in awe of the complexity of this game … its beauty, ugliness, joy and frustration. It’s all there, just like life.

November 23, 2016

While the majority of Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving and doing some early holiday shopping this weekend, Croatia and Argentina will be squaring off in the Davis Cup Final in Zagreb, Croatia.

November 22, 2016

If you believe you cannot win, you won’t win. Focusing on the future will only take away from the process that will inevitably bring you to the final outcome. 

November 22, 2016

Boca West Country Club, located in in Boca Raton, Fla., is renowned for its first-rate recreational activities. The number one residential country club in the United States is also the proud recipient of the 2013 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award.

November 21, 2016

The ATP World Tour has announced it will be hosting a new tournament, the Next Gen ATP Finals, beginning next November in Milan, featuring the world’s best 21-and-under singles players.

November 21, 2016

Andy Murray emphatically closed the door on a remarkable 2016 season on Sunday, downing Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London to capture the year-end finals and secure his spot as the year-end number one player in the world.

November 18, 2016

Cheating is a commonly used tactic of psychological warfare on the tennis court. I have many players who are not sure how to react when they are cheated or what to do about it.

November 18, 2016

Andy Murray stamped his ticket to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London on Friday, defeating U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2 to finish round-robin play undefeated.

November 17, 2016

Get some great gift ideas for the 2016 holiday season from some of the sport’s top providers.

November 17, 2016

Four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic finished off his round-robin play in style on Thursday, cruising past David Goffin 6-1, 6-2 to finish undefeated in his three round-robin matches, clinching his fifth straight ATP World Tour Finals semifinal appearance at the O2 Arena in London.

November 16, 2016

World number one Andy Murray outlasted Kei Nishikori 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-4 at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday, extending his winning streak to 21 matches in what was the longest best-of-three sets match ever at the ATP World Tour Finals.

November 16, 2016

The New York tennis Metropolitan community has some of the sport’s finest facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and best coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available right in our own backyard, New York Tennis Magazine recently took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these top coaches.