New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The fantastic run to end the 2017 season for Jack Sock continued on Thursday as the American downed Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to advance into the semifinals of the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. “He got me early on when we played. I’ve been able to get some wins against him,”...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
During tryouts for a high school basketball team, the coach tactfully pulled a young student aside and said, “Perhaps you should try tennis.” The young man hung his head in despair, but picked up a tennis racket and turned the rejection into a winning high school and college tennis career. Greg...Read more
Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2017 Issue of New York Tennis Magazine. The John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) at Sportime Randall’s Island has produced many top college players since its inception almost a decade ago, and the latest in that group is Sophie Graver. The Auburn-...Read more
Lisa Dodson
Hurry! Turn! Move your feet! Watch the ball! Hit up! These are catch phrases that so many instructors use that are really meaningless without explanation. Yet they are yelled across the court everywhere as though repeating them over and over will do the trick. Then, we have an overload of online...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
Every serious athlete is familiar with the gym and all its equipment. There are treadmills, stair masters, elliptical machines, medicine balls, punching bags, dumbbells, barbells, kettle bells, balance machines, TRX rooms and much more. You work out every day, you get stronger, and naturally, you...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Jack Sock became the first American to win a match at the ATP Finals since 2007 on Tuesday, downing Croat Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(4) in his second match in round-robin play at the O2 Arena in London, England. Sock lost his opening match to Roger Federer but improved to 1-1 in the early stages of...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Chris Evert, one of tennis’ all-time great players, will be a guest speaker at the 2017 “Little Mo” Internationals in Florida in December, the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation (MCB) announced on Monday. “MCB is honored to welcome Chris Evert to speak at the ‘Little Mo’ Internationals in...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) will be hosting its annual Leadership Luncheon at the Grand Hyatt in New York City to honor champions of The Cary Leeds Center. One of those honorees will be former Olympian and Grand Slam Champion Liezel Huber. The owner of 57 career WTA doubles titles...Read more
Dr. Robert G. Silverman
Good form, conditioning and nutrition are key to preventing tennis injuries. Even so, injuries do occur. When they do, the conventional treatment is often powerful drugs to relieve the pain, swelling, and limited mobility of an injury. These drugs are helpful, but they are also accompanied by some...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States captured its 18 th Fed Cup title this past weekend, going into Minsk to beat Belarus 3-2 thanks to a clutch doubles victory from Shelby Rogers and Coco Vandeweghe in the weekend’s final match. “I’m just really thrilled for all four players, “USA captain Kathy Rinaldi said...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern hosted its 31 st Annual College Showcase Day at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y., which drew more than 70 of the top high school tennis players in the Northeast to come to connect with 50 college tennis coaches from Division I, II and III collegiate programs. The Showcase...Read more
Rob Polishook
It was Tuesday night, the 19th of September in 1973, exactly 44 years ago when I sat in front of the TV and watched Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a tennis match called the “Battle of the Sexes.” Fast-forward to 2017, and Billie Jean is walking the red carpet in New York City with actress...Read more
Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of New York Tennis Magazine. Three years ago, Catherine Cartan "CiCi" Bellis captured the hearts of New Yorkers and tennis fans everywhere when the 1,208 th -ranked teenager, playing in only her 13th professional match, defeated 12 th -...Read more
Lonnie Mitchel
On a flight returning from Portugal this past June, I was with 24 varsity collegiate players from the Oneonta State Tennis program. I had eight hours with my thoughts on a transatlantic journey from Lisbon to New York. We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play some team exhibitions...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Victoria Azarenka, the greatest tennis player in Belarus’ history, will not compete in the nation’s Fed Cup Final against the United States this weekend in Minsk. “It’s a pity but we just can’t change anything right now,” said Belarus captain Eduard Dubrov last week. Azarenka has not played since...Read more