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.
September 12, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Grace Min, a 17-year-old from Duluth, Ga., upset top-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 7-5, 7-6(3), to win the 2011 U.S. Open Junior Girls singles title on Sunday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Garcia is currently ranked 138th in the WTA rankings while Min is ranked 550th.
August 26, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the 14 winners of its 13th Annual Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest. The winning essays and art projects were selected from student entries submitted to the more than 600 USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network chapters from around the country
August 23, 2011
By Ricky Becker
For two weeks in May, I couldn’t stop following tennis. I looked forward to coming home at the end of the day and watching more tennis. It wasn’t the French Open that captivated me … it was the NCAA Tennis Championships which I loved watching on the computer and on ESPNU.
August 22, 2011
By Steve Pratt
The youngest and the oldest of the 16 women’s and men’s players selected to play in this weekend’s U.S. Open Wild Card Playoffs punched their tickets to New York with convincing wins on a stormy and thundering Sunday near Washington, D.C
August 22, 2011
By USTA Eastern Section
All 25 players being honored at the Junior Awards Gala on Aug. 29 finished well in section tournaments this year, earning enough points to be recognized by USTA Eastern on Opening Day of the U.S. Open. But only one managed to achieve perfection: Jamie Loeb. Loeb, 16, of Ossining, N.Y., won all eight tournaments that she entered, earning a perfect 800 points and a place in USTA Eastern history.
August 18, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Player Development has announced the eight men and eight women who will participate in the second annual U.S. Open Wild Card Playoff, being held at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in College Park, Md., Aug. 18-20.
August 15, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Do you want to enter the Guinness Book of World Records? Then, come on down Friday, Aug. 26 to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as USTA Eastern teams up with Wilson Sporting Goods, and professional tennis players Mardy Fish and Andrea Petkovic, to try earn a spot among the world's record holders The goal of this event is to break the record for the “most people bouncing tennis balls on tennis rackets,” which currently stands at 383.
August 15, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., successfully defended his USTA Boys’ 18s National title, and Lauren Davis of Gates Mills, Ohio, captured the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships as the number one seed on Sunday, and both will receive main wild card draws into the 2011 U.S. Open.
August 4, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that defending champion Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., and reigning Orange Bowl champion Lauren Davis of Gates Mills, Ohio, will be the top seeds at the 2011 USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s National Championships.