Brian Coleman
Around the age of four-years-old, Stephanie Yakoff can recall getting her first tennis racket from her older brother Stan. “I thought that this may be something that I’d like to try,” said Yakoff. “And that’s really when I first started getting into tennis.” Yakoff immediately took to the sport and...Read more
Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi weathered the Orlando Storm and won its third match in a row, beating the Storm 23-18 at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx to improve to 4-3 on the season. Leading 2-0 before nearly an hour rain delay, the Empire’s Maria Jose Martinez...Read more
Rob Polishook
A few weeks ago, I remember seeing a sign outside of a fitness studio. The words and message struck me … It read like this: “You recharge your phone once a day, how often do you recharge yourself ?” I thought this was a great message and applies so well to sports. As a mental training coach, in my...Read more
Naomi Osaka hoists the trophy after winning the 2018 US Open. last September.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Thursday that the 2019 US Open will feature the largest purse in the sport’s history as it will surpass $57 million in prize money. In addition to the increased prize money , the USTA will also be making a $1,000,000 payment to support the...Read more
Dr. Loren Fishman
My patient, a professional baseball player named Bob, could not lift his right arm to shake hands … never mind batting, catching or performing other athletic moves. He had trouble lifting his suitcase, using his arm and hand to open the door, couldn’t carry the groceries. His rotator cuff was torn...Read more
Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi fell to 1-3 on the season, dropping a hard-fought match to the visiting Orange County Breakers on Thursday night at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. The Breakers picked up their first win of the season, 22-15. The Empire got off to a...Read more
Press Release
The defending 2018 World TeamTennis champion Springfield Lasers proved too much for the visiting New York Empire presented by Citi on Wednesday night as the Lasers remained the league’s only undefeated team with a 25-13 victory at the Cooper Tennis Complex. Springfield improved to 3-0 while the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
With two chapters of the New York Open under the community and organizer’s belts, tournament officials at GF Sports tell us that New York Open 3.0 plans to return bigger, better and maintain its moniker as the “Home of The Black Court.” GF Sports has already been busy preparing for the only indoor...Read more
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Neal Skupski got things going with a win in mixed doubles and their team never looked back as the Empire beat the Rollers for its first win of the season on Tuesday night.
Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi claimed its first win of the young World TeamTennis season with a 24-16 victory over the Vegas Rollers tonight at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. Empire Head Coach Luke Jensen reworked his recipe starting tonight’s match with the mixed...Read more
Xavier Luna
When it comes to any sport, let alone tennis, practice is key. You have to put in your hours on the court, take constructive advice from your coaches, work to sharpen your strengths and hone your weaknesses. But are you going to be the type of player to just like the game, or do you want to love...Read more
American Stefan Kozlov captured the 2019 Centercourt Shootout title, defeating Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 6-2, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham and earning the $50,000 winner-take-all prize.
Brian Coleman
American Stefan Kozlov captured the 2019 Centercourt Shootout title, defeating Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 6-2, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham and earning the $50,000 winner-take-all prize. “When I found out about the tournament and...Read more
For the past six months, Ally Friedman, a junior at the Ross School in East Hampton, has been running a free program for young girls in the local community, helping to teach them valuable life skills through tennis.
Brian Coleman
For the past six months, Ally Friedman, a junior at the Ross School in East Hampton, has been running a free program for young girls in the local community, helping to teach them valuable life skills through tennis. “T.H.E. B.A.L.L.,” as it’s called, stands for “Tennis Health Empowerment Building...Read more
John Isner joined the New York Empire on Sunday evening, but the San Diego Aviators still managed to win the season opener by the score of 23-11.
Press Release
John Isner and the New York Empire presented by Citi fell to the visiting San Diego Aviators, 23-11, on the opening night of World TeamTennis action from Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx . The Aviators got off to a quick start in the opening set of women’s doubles as San...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Wimbledon fortnight came to a close this past weekend as an exciting two weeks of tennis in London was capped off by a first-time Wimbledon champion, and an all-time match between two of the sport’s greatest players ever. On Saturday, Romania’s Simona Halep captured her second career Grand Slam...Read more
Roger Federer advanced to the Wimbledon final with a 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rafael Nadal on Friday.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Outside of a puzzling dip in form in the second set, Roger Federer outplayed Rafael Nadal in the 40 th meeting between the all-time greats on Friday, as the 37-year-old Swiss advanced to the Wimbledon final with a 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory. In the highly-anticipated final , neither player...Read more