April 11, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Arthur Ashe was an American hero fighting battles both on and off the court. He broke barriers in the tennis world, becoming a three time grand slam champion, and the first African American male to win a grand slam tournament.
April 11, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Boys 18 Division began play on Tuesday at the 2012 Easter Bowl, as both the number one and two seeds, Mitchell Krueger of Aledo, Texas and Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y., respectively, scored straight-set wins at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The second seeded Rubin was a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Nick Wood of Knoxville, Tenn.
April 9, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Longines, the official timekeeper and partner of the French Open, has announced the United States’ participants for the 2012 Longines Future Tennis Aces—On the Road to the French Open U.S. qualifying tournament.
April 6, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Longines, the official timekeeper and partner of the French Open, has announced that 16 junior female tennis players from the United States ages 12-and-under will compete in a one-day Longines Future Tennis Aces–On the Road to the French Open qualifying tournament ...
March 29, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced a series of reforms to the National Junior Tournament Schedule designed to make the system more efficient, effective and affordable for current players and those who will enter the pipeline through the association’s 10 & Under Tennis initiative.
March 21, 2012
By Caroline Gilpin
Now that he isn’t in the car for six hours, four days a week on a round trip from his home in Ventnor, N.J. to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) at Sportime Randall’s Island, Shane Monroe can spend more time actually playing tennis.
February 2, 2012
By Michael Sarro
As one of the largest non-for profit organizations in the world, the USTA is driven by many dedicated individuals who donate their time and effort to help develop and grow the sport we all love. In having so many willing volunteers, the USTA holds workshops to help instill in their volunteers the core values they should be coaching to their tennis students as well as recognizes them for their hard work and dedication.
January 31, 2012
By Michael Sarro
It's not every day when a junior tennis player has the opportunity to meet and learn from a former top 10 ATP Tour player. But on Sunday, Jan. 22, City Parks Foundation tennis players had the opportunity to receive on court training from Tim Mayotte, former number seven-ranked ranked singles player in the world.
January 11, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that the 33rd season of the USTA Pro Circuit began with two clay-court events in Florida—the $10,000 men’s Futures in Plantation, Fla., and the $25,000 women’s event in Innisbrook, Fla.
January 9, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Saturday night Long Island's Noah Rubin downed the number five seed, Connor Farren of Northern California, in three sets 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win an all-American final at the 48th Copa del Café in Costa Rica. Rubin and Farren had played in late 2011 when Rubin had beaten the 17-year-old convincingly 6-2, 6-1 in a quarterfinals match, but this match was far more competitive.
January 3, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Sixteen-year-old Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y. swept the Girls 18s Singles and Doubles Titles at the 2011 USTA 18s Winter National Championships, and 17-year-old Jared Hiltzik of Wilmette, Ill., won the boys’ 18s title on Monday.
December 19, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Boca Raton, Fla., residents Madison Keys and Jesse Levine both won coveted trips to Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday with convincing victories at the 2011 Kia Motors USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoff played at the Racquet Club of the South.
December 13, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Jan. 21, USTA Eastern will recognize 16 outstanding students for their sportsmanship and their appreciation of Arthur Ashe’s legacy at the section’s 2012 Junior Awards Luncheon.
December 12, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that on Jan. 1, 2012 the rules of tennis officially will be changed and require that 10 & Under Tennis tournaments be played utilizing smaller, lighter racquets and lower-bouncing balls on smaller courts. The change was adopted by the USTA in the summer of 2010.
December 12, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After a week of thrilling competition, the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships boys and girls 18s singles finals were expected to feature tight, competitive matches involving two pairs of highly-seeded players.
December 9, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American boys have had a rough time adapting to the clay courts at the 2011 Orange Bowl, taking place at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. Only two Americans reached the round of 16 in the Boys 18s draw, and Americans were shut out entirely from the Boys 16s quarterfinals.
December 7, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
If you love playing tennis, you’ll love it even more as part of a team. Similar to the World TeamTennis (WTT) format, the Junior TeamTennis (JTT) format consist of co-ed teams where individual matches incorporate an overall team score. It creates a fun-filled team atmosphere for what is thought of as an individual sport.
December 6, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
For the past 13 years, the world’s best junior tennis players have annually gathered at the hard courts of the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla., to compete in the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.
November 21, 2011
By 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.
November 17, 2011
By 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.
October 31, 2011
By Michael Sarro
On the day after New York saw its biggest snow storm in October since 1979, more than 110 high school juniors and seniors, their parents, and more than 40 college coaches braved the treacherous roads to attend the 25th Annual College Showcase Day held at the Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
October 17, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
High school students will get a chance this month to show off their powerful strokes and strong footwork, and learn about often overlooked opportunities to play college tennis from coaches at USTA Eastern’s 25th Annual College Showcase Day, set for Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
September 28, 2011
By Nina Sporn
Unless you are a diehard tennis player who has built-in radar that locates tennis courts in unexpected places, you would never know that there are five beautiful Har-Tru courts located on East 18th Street in Brooklyn, N.Y., just steps away from the Church Avenue Q train stop.
September 20, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, Aug. 29, prior to the start of the 2011 U.S. Open, some of the top juniors in the USTA Eastern Section were honored at the Junior Awards Gala.