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April 19, 2017

Tickets for New York City’s only professional tennis team, the New York Empire presented by Citi, will go on-sale on Friday, April 21. The New York Empire’s first home match will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

April 18, 2017

World number two and two-time champion Novak Djokovic advanced at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday, getting past France’s Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to reach the tournament’s third-round.

April 17, 2017

American Steve Johnson won the second ATP singles title of his career on Sunday, knocking off eighth-seeded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5) to win the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas.

April 14, 2017

Get your pro spring swing on! I love this time of year. The weather is warming up and there is such positive energy around the tennis courts.

April 14, 2017

There are a number of classic “reasons” for the lack of serve and volley among women in the modern game of tennis. Opinions and quotes from fans, players, coaches and commentators are many.

April 14, 2017

The St. John’s women’s tennis team (15-3) will conclude its regular season with a Senior Day celebration against the Fordham Rams (17-1) at the St. John’s Outdoor Courts at noon on Saturday. 

April 14, 2017

Sportime and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy will be hosting scholarship tryouts at its Long Island Annex in Syosset, N.Y. on Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Sportime Syosset.

April 13, 2017

When I was playing on the Pro Tour, it was all about getting results in weekly tournaments. There was an offseason at the end of November during which you would get in shape for the new season with a few weeks of training camp.

April 13, 2017

Performance improvement is all about hard work, and you need to work as hard as you can, right? Wrong! Hard work is important, but the ultimate goal is to be as productive as you can and this comes from finding just the optimal balance of effort and temperance.

April 12, 2017

In my 32 years of teaching and coaching all levels of players, I have realized that there is a huge difference between teaching a student and just providing tennis information.

April 12, 2017

The vast majority of tennis games are played with great sportsmanship by players who demonstrate that tennis is a game of scrupulous honesty and courteous competitive spirit.

April 11, 2017

As it pertains to running a good clean group lesson—with juniors in particular—being organized with your time allocation is extremely important. Let’s be honest: If you allow them, kids can and will completely derail your lesson plan within the first minutes of the class.

April 11, 2017

New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) and the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning celebrated the unveiling of its two new stadium courts on Sunday on a beautiful afternoon at Crotona Park in the Bronx, N.Y.

April 10, 2017

GF Sports, a live events and sports media entertainment company, has partnered with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) to move the Memphis Open men’s tennis tournament to NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which is located on Long Island in New York.

April 7, 2017

The annual USTA Eastern Conference in White Plains is always an important and productive weekend, as members of the regions that comprise the Eastern Section gather to discuss the year that was, as well as look ahead to the future. At this year’s conference, it was a time to welcome in many new members of the board of directors, including new USTA Eastern Metro Region President Pablo Sierra.

April 7, 2017

The United States and Australia are facing off in a Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal, and the Aussies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first two rubber matches on Friday.

April 6, 2017

In a battle of two of New York City’s top teams on Wednesday, it was Beacon, the nine-time defending PSAL champions, who came out on top as the Blue Demons defeated Stuyvesant 5-0 to improve to 3-0 on the season.

April 5, 2017

For 26 weeks in 2009, Russia’s Dinara Safina was the number one ranked player in the world, holding that distinction from April 20-Oct. 11, and again from Oct. 26-Nov. 1, reaching the finals of three Grand Slam tournaments.

April 5, 2017

MatchPoint NYC hosted a Junior TeamTennis tournament at its facility over the weekend as some of New York City’s top youngsters came together for this team competition in the Green Dot Advanced Division.

April 4, 2017

The third annual Finance Cup brought the esteemed event back to the United States as Team USA took on Team Europe at Fisher Island, Florida. Team USA, led by captain Jeffrey Appel and co-captain Bill Ackman, were victorious, beating Team Europe 9-2.

April 4, 2017

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center hosted a free conference on Sunday: “Making the Admissions Process Work For You” and “How to Create a Great College Tennis Resume”, presented by the National Tennis Center, the City Parks Foundation and Serve and Return, Inc

April 4, 2017

When Billie Jean King hits the first ball on the Victor Kiam Court and kids rally on the Pershing Square Court at the NYJTL Cary Leeds Center for Learning on Sunday, April 9, the vision of committed supporters of New York Junior Tennis & Learning will be fulfilled and in full swing.

April 4, 2017

The Benjamin Cardozo Judges improved to 3-0 on the spring season, handing Townsend Harris its first defeat with a 4-1 victory on Monday.

April 3, 2017

The 2017 Australian Open was one for the ages in a number of ways, and turned back the clock to a decade prior with four 30-plus year-olds competing for the men’s and women’s singles titles. No Melbourne storyline was bigger than the men’s singles final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, two long-time rivals whose Grand Slam titles, many believed, were in the rearview mirror.