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December 14, 2016

It happens quickly, from the time that you are enrolled in college and in less than four years and a total of eight semesters, it’s over. You have a diploma in hand and your eligibility to play collegiate sports is complete and recorded.

December 14, 2016

One of the all-time greats and native New Yorker John McEnroe hopped onto WFAN on Tuesday afternoon to talk about the upcoming PowerShares Series event at the Barclays Center as well as the current state of men’s tennis in the United States.

December 13, 2016

The method of scoring a tennis match may have baffled you when you started playing the sport, but when the little yellow ball raced toward you, a deep organic passion compelled you to swing the racket and hit that yellow sucker with raw unbridled power … over and over again.

December 9, 2016

Har-Tru is excited to announce that the company has acquired Treadblaster from Medora Corporation.  It is the only shoe cleaner of its type on the market.  Treadblaster features a patented design that shoots pressurized jets of water into the soles of shoes to clean out lodged clay, dirt, and debris, all without allowing any over-splash.

December 9, 2016

The next captain of the United States Fed Cup team will be former top 10 player Kathy Rinaldi, the USTA announced on Thursday.

December 7, 2016

World number two Novak Djokovic announced on Tuesday that he is ending his partnership with coach Boris Becker after three years together.

December 6, 2016

Two “Legendary Leaders”—106th New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins and Hall of Fame tennis coach Nick Bollettieri – spoke from their hearts about their love for children at New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) 31st Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon, which raised nearly $500,000 to support NYJTL’s free community tennis programs throughout New York City.

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.