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August 18, 2017

Australia’s Samantha Stosur has withdrawn from the U.S. Open, citing a lingering right hand injury.

August 17, 2017

This is a public service announcement for all doubles players and aspiring doubles players! There is a pervasive epidemic throughout the tennis community. It is called “Owling” and it must be stopped NOW!

August 17, 2017

The USTA announced that NCAA singles champions Brienne Minor and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, along with top prospects Christopher Eubanks and Francesca Di Lorenzo, lead the group of top American collegiate players selected to play in the fourth annual American Collegiate Invitational at the 2017 US Open

August 16, 2017

Former U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori will miss the remainder of the 2017 season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist during practice, the Japan native announced on Wednesday.

August 16, 2017

SPORTIME Randall’s Island and the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) will host tryouts for children ages 6 to 12 who are interested in attending the John McEnroe Tennis Academy's instructional program at the SPORTIME/JMTA Randall’s Island tennis center complex.

August 15, 2017

The USTA today announced that rising young Americans Taylor Fritz, Bjorn Fratangelo, Christopher Eubanks, 2017 NCAA singles champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, 2017 USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion Patrick Kypson and US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Tommy Paul have been awarded men’s singles main draw wild cards into the 2017 US Open.

August 15, 2017

The USTA today announced that former US Open singles champion Maria Sharapova, young American Taylor Townsend, reigning US Open girls’ champion Kayla Day, 2017 US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Sofia Kenin, 2017 USTA Girls’ 18s national champion Ashley Kratzer and 2017 NCAA singles champion Brienne Minor have been awarded women’s singles main draw wild cards into the 2017 US Open.

August 11, 2017

Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Chris Evert, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash and other Tennis Legends will participate in the Johnny Mac Tennis Project’s (JMTP) Third Annual JMTP Pro Am in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 26.

August 10, 2017

The United States Tennis Association today announced a series of in-game innovations that will be implemented across a variety of events at the 2017 US Open.  

August 10, 2017

Teaching pros and students from the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills put on an exciting exhibition of court skills for the National Night Out Against Crime, a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.

August 9, 2017

World number one Andy Murray withdrew from next week’s Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday, citing a hip injury.

August 7, 2017

The ineffable state known as “The Zone” is the Holy Grail of sports. Every athlete seeks it. Any athlete who has played in the zone remembers the ease, joy and satisfaction of finding this special place.

August 7, 2017

The United States Tennis Association today announced the first-ever “US Open Experience,” a two-day event that will take place in New York’s historic Seaport District NYC, located in the southern tip of Manhattan.

August 4, 2017

We’ve all been waiting for summer, and now that it’s finally here, we can enjoy playing tennis outdoors! Many would argue that tennis is made to be played outdoors. However, playing outdoors has both its benefits and challenges. 

August 4, 2017

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, is an 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) and Advanced (4.5+).

August 4, 2017

There will be a new winner crowned this year in Flushing Meadows. Defending U.S. Open champ Stan Wawrinka will miss the remainder of 2017 with a knee injury. The fourth-ranked Wawrinka finishes the 2017 season with a 26-11 record.

August 3, 2017

Every athlete wants to achieve good results, but we have to be aware that good results don’t automatically happen because we spend hours and hours training on the court, in weight rooms or sharpening our mental training. The hours you spend have to be productive.

August 2, 2017

Being a tennis coach for 20-plus years has taught me much about the game and about life. It is an ongoing learning experience … one that never ends as each new student is different and teaches you something new about the game.

August 2, 2017

Need a quick summer read that will put a smile on your face? Thinking of a gift for a team captain? Don’t spend $20 on a gift card. You’ll find that Ode to Tennis (2017, Wild Creek Publishing Group, $9.95) by Barbara Wyatt with illustrations by Mario Barrera, might just fit the bill.

August 1, 2017

Spanish players are well known for their powerful groundstrokes, and in particular, famous for their forehands. Big, whippy, heavy RPM forehands typify the Spanish style, and many successful players have built their games around this shot.

August 1, 2017

The West Side Tennis Club Foundation (WSTC) has announced it will be hosting a 125th anniversary celebration of the foundating of the West Side Tennis Club. 

August 1, 2017

The New York Empire hung on to defeat the Springfield Lasers 21-18 on Monday night as Marcus Willis led a spirited comeback in the match’s final set to clinch the win and keep the Empire’s chances of reaching the Mylan World TeamTennis finals alive.  

July 31, 2017

Just before a USTA tournament or league match begins, the official walks onto the court and stands near the center of the net. Whether you are engaged in the warm-up or walking onto the court, that is your cue to meet with the official.

July 31, 2017

We all walk onto the court wanting to win. The reality is, tennis involves winning and losing. It’s no secret that unless you are in the top five in the world, you will probably lose as much as you win. Even if you are in the top three, you will probably lose 20 percent of the time.