March 28, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

For the seventh consecutive year, young hopefuls from across the tri-state area will be out in force at SPORTIME Randall's Island, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) flagship location, on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, as SPORTIME and JMTA coaches seek to discover untapped tennis and athletic talent.

March 27, 2017
By Julion J. Soto

Watching my kids play tennis can sometimes be gut-wrenching. My 11-year-old daughter Kathy and nine-year-old son Joseph were about to compete in their first USTA-sanctioned event. 

March 24, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The Easter Bowl USTA Junior National Spring Championships Presented by Adidas will celebrate its 50th tournament starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 and running through Saturday, April 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

March 10, 2017
By Cesar Andrade

Junior competitive sports, such as basketball, soccer, baseball, football, fencing, volleyball, judo, karate, wrestling, etc., have referees or umpires. From the pee wee baseball field to the professional field of Yankee Stadium, there are rules, guidelines and yes, “Big Brother” watching to ensure that the rules are not compromised. 

February 2, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

When she was just five-years-old, Sarah Youngberg went to the U.S. Open, witnessing tennis up close and personal for the first time in her life … she was hooked.

January 30, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The 20th Annual "Road to the Little Mo Nationals" circuit begins in March with 18 sectionals planned around the USA in the spring, leading up to four regionals in the summer and culminating with the "Little Mo" Nationals at the end of September. It will also be offering three international tournaments (California, New York, and Florida) for players from the USA and worldwide.

January 26, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn continued its commitment to its junior programs by hosting another Junior Development Tournament to showcase and highlight the progress of its young players.

January 5, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today held the ceremonial “First Serve” at the USTA National Campus, the new “Home of American Tennis” located at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla.  Tennis icons, local dignitaries, partners and tennis enthusiasts were on hand to mark the occasion.

December 21, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Unseeded Alexa Noel of Summit, New Jersey captured the Girls 14s title at Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships on Tuesday in Coral Gables, Florida, holding on to beat third-seed Qinwen Zheng of China 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

December 6, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

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.

November 4, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The 19th annual "Road to the Little Mo Nationals" presented by Wilson Sporting Goods was held at the Austin Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas in mid-October, and Dominick Mosejczuk of East Elmhurst was crowned a "Little Mo" Nationals champion in the Boys 9 singles division. 

September 28, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Eastern recently launched a “youth progression pathway,” designed to create a greater experience for children beginning and developing in tennis competition. 

September 12, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The youngest and brightest stars in tennis played in the fifth annual “Little Mo” Internationals at the historic West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills in late August. Approximately 180 players from 15 countires participated in the “Little Mo”. To view all results, please visit: www.littlemoforesthills.com.

September 11, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Southern Californian Kayla Day celebrated two milestone achievements on Sunday, Sept. 11 in New York City. The 16-year-old Day, the number five-seed from Santa Barbara, Calif., defeated the 13th-seeded Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia, 6-3, 6-2, on the Grandstand Court at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center to capture the U.S. Open Junior girls singles title at the year’s final Grand Slam.

September 3, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that it will utilize a serve clock for the first time at the 2016 U.S. Open, timing how long servers take between points during the U.S. Open Junior Championships and the American Collegiate Invitational.

August 23, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Eastern will hold its 2016 Junior Awards Gala on Monday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Hospitality Pavilion to recognize the top juniors in the Eastern Section. Each of the 30 players honored are the top three in their age group as a result of their tournament performances over the past year.

August 17, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

In 1953, Maureen Connolly was the first woman to win the Grand Slam in tennis history. Known by her nickname “Little Mo,” she is still the only American woman and the youngest at age 18 to have accomplished this feat. 

August 5, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA will be providing free grounds passes to coaches and junior players to the U.S. Open Junior Championships on September 10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

July 1, 2016
By Danny Ostrometsky

The QuickStart Tennis program provides many advantages in learning how to play tennis from a young age, and has helped coaches and instructors instill the game in its young players.

June 30, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

French Open Girls Finalist Amanda Anisimova, 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion and U.S. Open Girls Finalist Sofia Kenin and Ulises Blanch, the number two-ranked junior in the world, lead a deep field of American girls and boys currently set to compete at the Wimbledon Junior Championships in London.

June 23, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Sportime Randall’s Island hosted its inaugural College Recruiting Combine over the weekend as hundreds of high school players and college coaches gathered on Randall’s Island for the two-day combine.

June 9, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

New York Junior Tennis & Learning’s 28th Annual Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships concludes this Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in Crotona Park in the Bronx. The premier event for scholastic tennis players in New York City culminates with a parade, awards, scholarships, and celebration.

May 31, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The “Little Mo” Eastern Sectionals took place from Saturday, May 28 through Sunday, May 29 at the Armonk Tennis Club in Armonk, N.Y. Some of the section’s top juniors met in this two-day tournament for a chance to advance and qualify for the Little Mo East Regional’s in Naples, Florida at the end of July.

May 26, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Ulises Blanch, the number three-ranked junior in the world, and 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion and U.S. Open Girls Finalist Sofia Kenin lead a deep field of American boys and girls currently set to compete at the French Open Junior Championships in Paris. Qualifying begins today, with the main draw running from May 29-June 4.