Richard Thater
I was one of the 90 million viewers who watched the televised match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs on Thursday, Sept. 20, 1973—the highly touted “Battle of the Sexes.” I felt let down after watching the program. The hoopla surrounding the spectacle reminded me of the wrestling matches...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
West_Side_Logo.JPG This year marked a special year for The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills , as the historic club celebrated its 125th anniversary. To ring in the anniversary, the Club hosted a day-long celebration, giving its members and the public a chance to play on the famous grass courts...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis legend and New York Open honorary ambassador John McEnroe, 2017 US Open women’s tennis champion Sloane Stephens, Canada’s No. 1 WTA player Eugenie Bouchard, and 2007 U.S. Davis Cup champion James Blake will take the court at the inaugural New York Open ATP World Tour event at NYCB LIVE, home...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov capped off the best season of his career by capturing the biggest trophy of his career on Sunday, knocking off Belgium’s David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. “This makes me even more locked in, more excited about my work, and...Read more
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