News and notes from across the New York Metro tennis community
  | By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Centercourt Tennis Academy provides camp in China
Staffers from Centercourt Tennis Academy headed to China to work with a company called Bright Future, teaching a six-day tennis camp at the Guangzhou Forever Tennis Club. The kids in the camp ranged from ages six to 16, and coaches Rich Reyes and Andres Sanchez worked on everything from technical training to live match play.

“It was an unforgettable experience with the players and coaches in China,” said Sanchez. “The coaches were a pleasure to work with and they were so engaged throughout the camp. I am very happy with the friends we made there.”


JMTA’s Mills captures Central Park Girls U12 title
Chantajah Mills of John McEnroe Tennis Academy didn’t let her age hold her back, as the 10-year-old entered the Central Park Girls U12 Level 2 and captured the title. She defeated the number one and three seeds before winning the final in straight sets. Mills lost just 12 games total in her four matches.


Centercourt’s Wein big winner at National Clay Court Championships
Photo credit: James Beck/The Post & Courier
Centercourt’s Evan Wein dominated the field in the Boys 12s Singles Division at the USTA National Clay Court Championships, notching a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over North Carolina’s Victor Lilov in the finals. Wein didn’t drop a set until the semifinals on his way to a come from behind victory to capture the Gold Ball.


CourtSense’s Lian finds success upstate
James Lian of CourtSense Tennis Training Center won his first +L1 tournament in the 12 and Under Division, dropping just one set on his way to the title, capturing the title at the Binghamton Tennis Center Eastern Grand Prix in upstate New York.


NTC shows its support for the NYPD
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center took part in the annual National Night Out to help support the New York City Police Department. The annual event is designed to help grow the police-community partnership, and members of Precinct 110 hit the streets to show off some of their tennis skills.


Cary Leeds groups visits D.C.
Some of the kids from the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning headed down to Washington, D.C. as a part of 11 National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) Excellence Teams for a weekend of tennis and education. The kids had a chance to tour the nation’s capital, partake in a coin toss during the Citi Open and learn during a clinic from Hall of Fame coach Nick Bollettieri.


Local campers take part in MatchPoint NYC and Stadium Tennis summer programs
The summer season is wrapping up in New York City, but not before local kids were able to improve their games while having fun at summer camps. New York Tennis Magazine traveled to many of the camps in the New York-metro area to see for ourselves. MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn and Stadium Tennis Center in the Bronx were just two of the camps visited where campers enjoyed a great time with some quality tennis instruction.


ITA honors St. John’s and Columbia players for academic excellence
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its All-Academic Teams recently, and St. John’s and Columbia were both well-represented on the teams. The St. John’s men’s and women’s tennis teams had 13 players on the All-Academic teams, while Columbia boasted 15 all-academic players from both the men’s and women’s programs.