August 15, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced its plans for a sweeping transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center that will include building a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, and the construction of two new stadiums.
July 24, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
For the past 17 years, fans of all ages have been entertained by some of biggest names in music and tennis, and with chart-topping singer Ariana Grande and rising star Austin Mahone leading the way in 2013, the 18th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day Presented by Hess promises to be no different.
July 18, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2nd Annual National Tennis Camp for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Servicemembers and Veterans was held in San Diego last month. This event is an outgrowth of an adaptive tennis program started in 2009 in partnership with Naval Medical Center San Diego that has served over 500 military personnel in free, twice-monthly tennis clinics.
July 1, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
New York City Mayor David Dinkins received the Samuel Hardy Award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Awards Luncheon on March 16, during the USTA's Annual Meeting in Westin, Fla.
April 23, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the return of its SmashZone Mobile Tour which will hit the road for a 22-city tour to introduce youth tennis to kids and parents across the country. SmashZone began as the premier fan interactive attraction at the US Open before being showcased across the country.
April 23, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The first time I picked up a tennis racquet, I immediately fell in love with the sport of tennis. It was not in a tennis club or a country club where this happened, but on a somewhat beat up tennis court with cracks and dips all over in a local park.
April 4, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it is offering two audition options for the seventh annual U.S. Open casting call, starting with a DVD submission process.
March 21, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that it has awarded $75,000 in Multicultural Excellence Tennis Grants to 10 community tennis organizations across the country, among these recipients, two New York-based organizations, the Johnny Mac Tennis Project and the Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program (HJTEP).
March 20, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that in keeping with its mission to grow the sport of tennis, it has reached agreement with the ATP and WTA that ensures the vitality and competitiveness of the U.S. Open as a world class, premier event for many years to come.
March 19, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will celebrate the refurbishment and creation of 10,000 youth-sized tennis courts in the United States as part of USTA’s commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. A special celebratory event, Court 10K, will be held on March 19 at the Tamiami Tennis Center in Miami to commemorate the milestone.
March 15, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Redfoo of the music group LMFAO and “Heroes” TV star Sendhil Ramamurthy have both entered the 2013 U.S. Open National Playoffs, which provides the opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a berth into the U.S. Open.
March 6, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern honored more than 35 juniors, adults and organizations on Jan. 26, 2013, when the section helds its Annual Awards Luncheon and Dinner at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y. At the Luncheon, eight juniors were recognized for the outstanding sportsmanship they showed in USTA-sanctioned tournaments in 2012.
January 4, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will honor 38 juniors, adults, and organizations on Jan. 26, 2013, as the section holds its Annual Awards Luncheon and Dinner at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y.
December 14, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and South Brooklyn Tennis Association (SBTA) were on hand to support La Feria DeSalud or “The Health Fair” at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Feria DeSalud is an event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and is attended by approximately 4,000 people throughout the day. The event promotes being healthy and exercise.
October 17, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2012 College Tennis Showcase will be held Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Saw Mill Club, located 77 Kensico Drive in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Among those scheduled to appear is Eric Butorac, a professional tennis player and doubles specialist who has won 13 pro titles, having been ranked as high as ninth in the world in doubles.
October 9, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Nominating Committee has announced the nomination of David A. Haggerty as USTA Chairman of the Board and President to serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Haggerty has served on the USTA Board of Directors for six years and is currently completing a two-year term as First Vice President.
October 4, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2012 College Tennis Showcase will be held Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Saw Mill Club, located 77 Kensico Drive in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. The College Tennis Showcase is an event to help players learn more about the college tennis process and connect better with college coaches ...
September 26, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
More than 150 kids got a chance to enjoy tennis and a good workout at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem, as P.S. 197M and Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (HJTEP) hosted a USTA Free Tennis Play Day in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play.
September 25, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern volunteer Daisy Schwartz had a chance to chat with Ron Rocchi, senior designer-CRO, global tour manager of racquet sports for Wilson Sporting Goods about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which we all know is really tennis!
September 20, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Metro Region will award up to $10,000 in grants to local members and organizations this year to promote and develop the growth of tennis. Applicants must be a current USTA Member Organization, or USTA Member, within the Metro Region that has not received a cumulative total of over $5,000 grants from the USTA within the past 12 months.
September 19, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that its hosting thousands of USTA Free Tennis Play Days in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play throughout the country in an effort to get kids active and involved in tennis during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September.
September 5, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA, in conjunction with the Partnership for a Healthier America, has announced a new health initiative to encourage youth physical activity.
August 24, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, has announced that Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning actor and star of the recent hit film “The Hunger Games” Stanley Tucci and Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning actor and star of NBC's “30 Rock” Alec Baldwin will headline the 12th Annual Opening Night Gala on Aug. 27 at this year’s U.S. Open.
August 24, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the names of 12 vocalists, all under the age of 12, who will perform patriotic-themed songs during the night sessions of the 2012 U.S. Open, and on Arthur Ashe Kids Day. The lineup for this year’s event features talent from throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, as well as Hisperia, Calif; Charlotte, N.C.; and Whitefish Bay, Wis.