Bob and Mike Bryan announced on Wednesday that 2020 will be their final year on tour, and the 2020 US Open will be their last tournament.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The most successful doubles team in tennis history will compete in their final season on tour in 2020, as Bob and Mike Bryan announced their impending retirement on Tennis Channel on Wednesday evening. “We wanted to see if we wanted to keep going and we’ve decided that 2020, at the [US] Open, we’re...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
“I’ve never won a USTA Sportsmanship Pin,” says Sheila. Frank places his arm around her shoulder and says, “You will. But until you do, you could have one of mine. I have three.” She laughs. Frank was at it again, teasing a fellow teammate. Is Sheila doing anything wrong? She gives the benefit of...Read more
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors compete in match play in front of college coaches at the annual USTA Eastern College Showcase Day.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday, coaches, parents and players from gathered at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y. for the USTA Eastern College Showcase , the 33 rd year of the one-of-a-kind event. “College Showcase Day was huge this year! We had increased attendance from both players and coaches over 2018,” said...Read more
You can't get out of the cycle by using the same methods that got you into the cycle. That just leads to more burnout and more exhaustion. It makes things worse.
Rob Polishook
It was a hot day in mid-August when Joanne walked into my office exasperated, reeling from the last two months of training and stressed because school was starting in just two weeks. She was overwhelmed; thinking about challenging matches, her coach’s judgment about her performance and her own...Read more
The gut-brain axis is basically an endless three-way call, with messages constantly going back and forth.
Dr. Robert G. Silverman
Your gut, your microbiome (the trillions of bacteria in your colon), and your brain are closely connected through your vagus nerve. The gut-brain axis is basically an endless three-way call, with messages constantly going back and forth. The vagus nerve is the carrier for all this essential...Read more
Chris Lewit
There is a dirty little secret in the cloistered world of competitive junior tennis: Cheating and gamesmanship are rampant—and nobody is doing anything about it. For many children and parents, the first exposure to the junior tennis circuit can be a shock because junior tennis is one of the few...Read more
Rafael Nadal captured the 19th Grand Slam title of his career at the 2019 US Open.
Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition For much of the 2019 tennis season, and for the last few years now, the primary conversation, or debate, on the men’s side of the game has been over who the...Read more
Steve Annacone
I have emphasized how important the serve and return of serve are in a tennis match. Most players have something other than these shots that they like to use to get the opponent in trouble, or to win the point. For some it is hitting their big forehand. Other players have a great backhand down the...Read more
From left to right: PSAL Girls Tennis Commissioner Janet Miles, Bayside freshman Aishika Yadav, PSAL Sports Coordinator Lance Hermus.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Bayside High School freshman Aishika Yadav captured the title at the 2019 PSAL Girls’ Tennis Invitational, beating Curtis High School senior Brianna Shaw 6-4, 6-3 in the championship match. Click Here to read more and see photos from the Invitational On her way to the finals, Yadav defeated New...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The annual USTA Eastern College Showcase Day returns next Sunday as the 33 rd installment of the event will be held on November 10 at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Click Here to read a recap of the 2018 event. The College Showcase Day provides high school sophomores, juniors and seniors...Read more
Ashleigh Barty won her first career major title after a dominant two-week run at the French Open.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty concluded a fantastic 2019 campaign by capturing the title at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China over the weekend, beating defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 in the championship match. Competing in the year-end event for the first time, Barty becomes the first...Read more
Elina Svitolina became the first player to qualify for the WTA Finals semifinals as she notched a 7-5, 6-3 win over fifth-seed Simona Halep on Wednesday in Shenzhen, China.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Elina Svitolina became the first player to qualify for the WTA Finals semifinals as she notched a 7-5, 6-3 win over fifth-seed Simona Halep on Wednesday in Shenzhen, China. Svitolina, the eighth-seed and defending champion , entered her match on Wednesday having lost the prior two matches to Halep...Read more
Steve Annacone
In many instances, our mind tells us to hit the shot faster to win the point in a tennis match. This can be very effective if you have a particular shot that is a weapon. However, there are many different ways to win the point once you get the opponent in trouble. Taking some speed off the shot by...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York City PSAL “A” Division Championship will be played on Tuesday, as top-seed Beacon will look to defend its title against second-seed Brooklyn Tech. In the semifinals, Beacon defeated Hunter 3-2 while Brooklyn Tech edged Townsend Harris 3-2. Beacon 3, Hunter 2 ►First Singles : Lorraine...Read more
Because the speed of the ball has increased on the tennis court these days, it is a natural reflex to back up and give yourself more time.
Steve Annacone
Because the speed of the ball has increased on the tennis court these days, it is a natural reflex to back up and give yourself more time. I would recommend starting a step or two further back, and then gradually moving forward as the point gets longer. It’s a huge advantage to hit the ball from...Read more