New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The NYJTL Mayor’s Cup, the largest interscholastic tennis event in the United States, returned to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., crowning 14 team and individual champions and awarding eight prestigious Marion & Jacob Javits College Scholarships...Read more
John Brennan
Unfortunately, very few certified tennis professionals coach high school tennis. If they committed to coaching at the high school level and recognized the privilege it truly is, I believe they would become better tennis instructors. When you coach a team, you have a variety of levels to develop, a...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
More than 100 high school student-athletes from across the USTA Eastern region showed off their talent and learned about a wide range of opportunities to play collegiate tennis on Nov. 11 at USTA Eastern’s 26th Annual College Showcase Day. The event, which was held at Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco,...Read more
Michael Sarro
Becky Shtilkind Becky Shtilkind’s tennis career has been all about progression. Every year, she and her team continue to improve upon the previous season. Since joining the Leon M. Goldstein team as a freshman, she has played number one singles for all four years. “It has been very tough...Read more
Jessica Stiles
The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) hosted the 25th Annual Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from June 2-10. The Mayor’s Cup Championships, presented by Reliance Communications, is the largest scholastic tennis event in the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The number eight-seeded Leon M. Goldstein High School Dolphins upset the top-seeded St. Francis Prep Terriers to capture the Girls High School Tennis 2012 Mayor's Cup in a close 3-2 finish. Goldstein win ended a 203-match winning streak by St. Francis Prep and marked the first time in 12 years that...Read more
Michael Sarro
While people play sports for many different reasons, the ultimate goal of playing a sport is to win. In New York City high school tennis, there has been one team that, for the past 13 years, has yet to fail at that goal, the Lady Terriers from St. Francis Prep. Thirteen years ago, John Brennan took...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the acceptance lists for the 65th Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, which begins Monday, Dec. 5 at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. The event will be contested on clay for the first time since 1998. The qualifying draw will take place beginning...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Perhaps the most important quality for success in tennis is steadiness and the avoidance of errors. It might come as a surprise then, that in practice "Blue Chips" miss more shots than “Five Stars,” while "Five Stars” miss more shots than “Four Stars,” etc. If you are thinking that superior players...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After winning its 200 straight victory, the St. Francis Prep Terriers rolled on and won its 201st straight victory after winning its 14th straight CHSAA Girl’s Tennis State Title. St. Francis Prep defeated St. Joseph by the Sea in convincing fashion, 5-0. This marked another undefeated season for...Read more