Alexander Zverev, pictured here at the 2020 U.S. Open, defeated Novak Djokovic on Friday to advance to the Olympics Gold Medal match.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb, in pursuit of history as he sought to win all four Grand Slams and an Olympic Gold Medal this year, was ousted by Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Friday. Zverev notched a 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Djokovic, ensuring himself at...Read more
Anne Olaya
We’re always saying that kids grow up way too fast. Why should we let that happen on the tennis court as well? Other sports have successfully incorporated smaller- scale versions for years; why notextend that to tennis? Hear me out! Most of us crawled before we stood, stood before we walked, walked...Read more
Steve Annacone
There are many things to think about during a match. If you can create some good habits with the small things you are doing, the rest of your focus can be on the "difference makers" in the match. First, always call the score out prior to serving. Make sure your opponent hears you and remember to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Olympic Games rolled on from Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, as American Frances Tiafoe saw his singles run come to an end, while second-seed Naomi Osaka was ousted in the third-round. Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova upset Osaka 6-1, 6-4. “I think this is one of the biggest [wins of my career],...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This is the 10 th and final installment of Dr. Tom Ferraro’s “The Tennis Guru” series. Click Here to read the first parts . When Yin entered the castle, he was amazed at all he saw. The Tennis Guru had created a magnificent Mecca for tennis. There must have been fifty courts in all, with lots of...Read more
Ari Cotoulas (left) and Sebastian Sec (right) earned Silver and Gold Balls, respectively, at the 2021 Clay Court Championships.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The top junior players in the United States competed in the USTA Clay Court Championships last week at various different venues across the country. Players from the USTA Eastern Section posted excellent results and earned Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls for their efforts. Below is a list of results...Read more
Reigning U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka is on the entry list for the 2021 U.S. Open.
Press Release
The USTA today announced that 15 Grand Slam singles champions will headline the women’s singles field for the 2021 US Open Tennis Championships, and 20-time Grand Slam singles champions Novak Djokovic (SRB), Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Roger Federer (SUI) will headline the men’s singles field for the...Read more
Steve Annacone
I'm giving Paul Annacone credit for this. I've heard him state numerous times that a player should "hit the ball aggressively to a big target". This is a much underused strategy and one that can be extremely effective. Many players have shots with a lot of power and/or depth, and that itself is...Read more
Brian Coleman
Last year, as the global pandemic continued to wreak havoc on our normal everyday lives, organizations were forced to rethink how they planned their events, including ones that had been well-established. For the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) and its annual Pro-Am tennis tournament , this meant...Read more
Mike Puc
Are your best shots failing you in a match? It may be time to change tactics. Strategy and tactics go hand in hand when winning a tennis match. Strategy is an overall plan to achieve your goal, while tactics are the actions that implement the strategy. When your best efforts to win a match fail, it...Read more
Conrad Singh
At the highest levels of competitive tennis, it can be very hard to know who is winning or losing at first glance. One of the key concepts of understanding the inner game of tennis is that of momentum development. The key questions are: 1. How do you start building momentum … what do you do to get...Read more
Press Release
The United States Tennis Association today announced that award-winning songwriter, actor, director and life-long New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda has lent his highly-recognizable voice to the 2021 US Open marketing campaign. Titled “The Greatest Return,” the multi-dimensional marketing campaign...Read more
Steve Annacone
This seems like a minor detail, but it’s very important and can make or break your next shot. Many players do not assume the correct ready position when they are waiting to hit the ball. The racquet should be directly in front of you with the racquet head above the height of your hands. If you have...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will be holding a College Week beginning on the 19 th , featuring an array of helpful webinars as well as hosting the USTA Eastern College Showcase Tournament on Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21 at East Brunswick Racquet Club. Below is the full schedule of webinars next week...Read more
Chris Lewit
It can be very frustrating for parents when their kid’s technique is poor or the player is struggling to make and retain important technical changes. More often than not, the failure is due to either the fault of the coach, player, or parent—or a combination of the three. Over the last 20 years...Read more