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June 28, 2017

I often hear the phrase “PLAY” used by coaches to begin a drill or scenario to emphasize the starting of a point. Play is a creative term used to elicit a behavior of imagination and randomness to help discover what experiences really mean.

June 28, 2017

It’s a truism that the best way to play well in competition, you need to relax, have fun and play freely. The moment a player starts to worry about outcomes or overthink the serve, is when tightness sets in and you begin to play weakly.

June 27, 2017

Austria’s Dominic Thiem was upended by Ramkumar Ramanathan of India in the second round of the Antalya Open in Turkey on Tuesday. The 222nd ranked qualifier cruised past Thiem 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals.

June 26, 2017

The second annual John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) College Recruiting Combine was held at Sportime Randall’s Island, as prospects and college coaches from across the country came together for a weekend-long showcase.

June 26, 2017

Roger Federer delivered a blistering performance on Sunday as he routed German Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 to win his ninth Gerry Weber Open title in Halle, Germany.

June 25, 2017

Mother Nature pushed the New York Beach Tennis (NYBT) Open back one day from Saturday to Sunday, but when Sunday came and the tournament was about to begin, the players couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere or conditions.  

June 23, 2017

World number 50 Daniel Evans of Great Britain held a brief press conference on Friday, where he read a prepared statement and took no questions, to announce that he had tested positive for cocaine during a drug test back in April.

June 23, 2017

CiCi Bellis is making her professional debut on grass at the Mallorca Open this week, but you wouldn’t know it by the way she has performed thus far. That outstanding play continued on Friday, as the 18-year old American moved into the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 drubbing of Kristyna Pliskova.

June 23, 2017

Har-Tru, LLC and NLS Lighting announced today that the two companies are teaming up to deliver NLS Lighting’s VUE fixture to the tennis industry.

June 22, 2017

American Coco Vandewghe knocked off fourth-seed Johanna Konta of Great Britain 6-1, 6-3 to reach the Aegon Classic quarterfinals on Thursday.

June 21, 2017

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka rallied back to win her first match back on tour, saving three match points to defeat Japan’s Risa Ozaki 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(7) at the Mallorca Open in a match that began on Tuesday and was finished on Wednesday.

June 21, 2017

You wouldn’t take your expensive Ferrari out for a race without properly warming it up. So why when going out to do battle on the tennis court as a weekend warrior, unless of course, you are fortunate enough to be a tennis pro or an exercise trainer, don’t you properly warm up your precious machine, to maxmize the body’s power output?

June 20, 2017

World number one and defending champion Andy Murray was ousted from the Aegon Championships on Tuesday, as Australia’s Jordan Thompson pulled off the stunning 7-6(4), 6-2 upset.

June 20, 2017

I have been increasingly perplexed and frustrated by the current day professional tennis players who refuse to work their way in to the net.

June 20, 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to be coached by world-renowned Emilio Sanchez and his team at Riverdale Tennis Center the week leading up to the U.S. Open this year!

June 20, 2017

World number one Andy Murray returned to his old stomping grounds at the Academia Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona recently to reminisce and visit with his old coaches and teachers, as well as give some advice and tips to the current students.

 

June 19, 2017

When they were just kids, Tennis Innovators’ Cesar and Juan Andrade came to the United States from Ecuador with their family, first settling in Malverne, Long Island before going to live in Queens.

June 19, 2017

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios was forced to retire with an injury during his opening round match against American Donald Young at the Aegon Championships on Monday.

June 16, 2017

In today’s day and age, 99 percent of the players use a two-handed backhand and most players are playing a typical baseline style that is indicative of this era of high tech rackets with a power game that has ruled tennis over the past two decades.

June 15, 2017

The battle between the serve and return is a quintessential case of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, and this clash of styles has given us some epic matchups over the years.

June 15, 2017

We have all seen “It,” either as a player, coach or fan. The “It” I am referring to is a player in the throes of a slump. Maybe “It” is a tournament winless streak like Novak Djokovic is currently experiencing due to what he calls “personal issues.”

June 14, 2017

Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF) recognized six integral members of the tennis community during the 30th Annual Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame Celebration at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

June 14, 2017

Germany’s Tommy Haas spoiled Roger Federer’s grass-court season debut on Wednesday, upsetting the Australian Open champion 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 in the Mercedes Cup second round.

June 13, 2017

The 29th Annual Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships was held at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning as once again the best tennis players from New York City’s public schools came together for the week-long tournament which is known as the largest scholastic tennis event in the United States.