This moment reveals true character and, for many, will define not only who they are, but who they will become.
Steven Kaplan
John Wooden, the great UCLA men’s basketball coach, once said, "Sports don't build character, they reveal it.” What is your character on the court? Do you "cheat back?" Do you give up? Do you whine and complain about how the world is unfair, or do you rise above and fight with calm resolve,...Read more
Brian Coleman
Brooklyn fifth-grader Kayla Moore is a dedicated young tennis player who trains at Gotham Tennis Academy and Stadium Tennis Center in the Bronx. And despite her age, Moore has already set lofty goals for herself as she pursues a tennis career. “My goal is to become a professional tennis player,”...Read more
What defines maturity and adulthood is that you take responsibility not only for yourself, but for others and for the world around you.
Steven Kaplan
While some say, "I don't take responsibility at all," others recognize that saying, "we are united", or, "we are all in this together", rings hollow and empty when your actions don't back up your words. We know that wearing a simple mask in public will do very little to protect you, but it will...Read more
Since most points end after the serve (ace, service winner, missed return or double fault), it is extremely important to get your return of serve in play and force the server to hit another shot.
Steve Annacone
Since most points end after the serve (ace, service winner, missed return or double fault), it is extremely important to get your return of serve in play and force the server to hit another shot. Focusing on the basics will make this more likely and will also give you a chance to get the server in...Read more
CBS will air the World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match Presented by Barefoot Hard Seltzers this Saturday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Press Release
CBS will air the World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match Presented by Barefoot Hard Seltzers this Saturday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The network will air a one-hour special highlighting the top moments from the event that was played on March 1. The match featured Maria Sharapova, the Bryan...Read more
Brooklyn native Hannah Berner was a featured speaker at the 2020 New York Tennis Expo.
Brian Coleman
Last year, Hannah Berner was added to the cast of Summer House, the reality television series on Bravo TV, which follows the lives of eight young adults as they work their jobs in New York City and spend weekends in the Hamptons. But this was not the first foray out into the Hamptons for Berner,...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the second part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. Click Here to read the first part . Yin awoke early the next day and was excited to get going. This was the big day, the day he would get to meet The Tennis Guru . He quickly brushed his teeth, put on his best tennis outfit...Read more
I know the COVID-19 crisis is going to be resolved. It may take longer than we had hoped. This is a great time to practice tennis on your own.
Steven Kaplan
I know the COVID-19 crisis is going to be resolved. It may take longer than we had hoped. This is a great time to practice tennis on your own. I had not hit a ball in the last three weeks until the other day. I took ten balls and a racquet to the court. After loosening up by doing a five-minute...Read more
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will house a temporary hospital site in an effort by New York City’s emergency management office to increase hospital space in the continued battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will house a temporary hospital site in an effort by New York City’s emergency management office to increase hospital space in the continued battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indoor Training Facility’s 12 courts will be converted into 100,000...Read more
According to reports, the 2020 Wimbledon Championships will be canceled on Wednesday.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
According to reports, the 2020 Wimbledon Championships will be canceled on Wednesday. German Tennis Federation Vice President Dirk Hordorff told Sky Sports Germany : “I am also involved the in the bodies of the ATP and WTA. The necessary decisions have already been made there and Wimbledon will...Read more
With a vast landscape to work with, including 1,000 feet right on a riverfront, Chris Lewit found the dream location for his summer camp.
Brian Coleman
Have you ever driven past an empty plot of land, or a vacant building, and thought of all the ways you could transform it? New York City native Chris Lewit had this idea. As a young tennis coach, he recalls constantly driving past an abandoned tennis club in rural Vermont. “I really thought it was...Read more
ESPN2 will bring fans a 22-hour marathon of marquee matches from past Wimbledon and Australian Open tournaments between two of the sports’ greats – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Press Release
On Saturday, March 28, ESPN2 will bring fans a 22-hour marathon of marquee matches from past Wimbledon and Australian Open tournaments between two of the sports’ greats —Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The six-match slate begins at 6 a.m. ET immediately following the conclusion of the previously...Read more
To fully develop a player at every level of the game, there needs to be coaching at every level of the game.
Caleb Astwood
Tennis is one of those unique sports in that for the majority of a junior’s competitive career, the only people who consistently watch them play are their parents. Unlike team sports where the coach is with the team at practice and matches, tennis coaches often coach their hour-long private lesson...Read more
I believe, for juniors especially, coaching is about being a role model and a positive influence in their life.
Michael Forte
“I made it to the final of my tournament last week!” “I got a baby puppy this week!” “My AP History class is killing me!” These are just a few of the phrases I hear on a weekly basis from students during lessons/programs, and it’s easy to assume they are being talkative or only desire attention...Read more
Tennis Channel is adding Hall of Famer Andy Roddick to its daily show Tennis Channel Live during the current professional-tennis hiatus.
Press Release
Tennis Channel is adding Hall of Famer Andy Roddick to its daily show Tennis Channel Live during the current professional-tennis hiatus. Roddick, 2003 US Open champion and one of the most popular and dominant players of his era, will act as a contributing guest on the series, joining from home via...Read more