Press Release
Larry Ellison, the co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of software giant Oracle , has been named “Person of the Year” for 2018 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2019 issue. Ellison led off the magazine’s 18th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The men’s and women’s tennis programs at USC and South Carolina will travel to Australia to play in exhibition and regular-season matches during the 2019 Australian Open, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and Tennis Australia announced on Tuesday. Programs from the two schools will play...Read more
Press Release
Tournament week begins on February 9, with the 2019 New York Tennis Expo followed by Opening Night, featuring International Tennis Hall of Fame members and former world No. 1-ranked players, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier, and the Taste of New York Open starring celebrity chef David Burke. In less...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has announced the winners of the annual year-end tournament and player awards, as voted for by the players themselves. In addition, members of the WTA Coach Program voted for the first ever WTA Coach of the Year. The WTA Tournament of the Year Award winners have...Read more
Dr. Robert G. Silverman
Every athlete understands the great importance hydration plays in their performance—possibly as a result of experiencing the negative impact that dehydration imparts on the body. But what about the significance of re-hydrating post-race or after a competition? As a rule of thumb: Athletes should...Read more
Gilad Bloom
As a young sports fanatic, I used to play all sports that were available. In those days (the 1970s), there was no Internet and in Israel, barely any television, so it was either sports or other hobbies (for the rainy days) that filled my day. But since there is hardly any rain in Tel Aviv, it was...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
This story first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of New York Tennis Magazine. Click Here to see the full issue. The local tennis community has some of the sport’s finest facilities and some of the top coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available, New York Tennis Magazine...Read more
Michelle Sorokko (left) with her older sister and coach Kat (right).
Brian Coleman
Feeling like she needed some more match play as the 2018 season nears its conclusion, Michelle Sorokko showed up to the ITF Grade 4 tournament in Atlanta as an on-site alternate. The Douglaston, N.Y. native needed to come through three rounds of qualifying just to enter the main draw. She did just...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
Third set tie-break. Pete was serving at 11-11. Arturo, his partner at the net, turned and gave him the nod, “We can do this.” Pete hit a power serve and the ball hit inside and deep. The opponent extended his racket, lunged and managed a sloppy return off the rim. “Whap!” the sound from the mis-...Read more
Football games are won or lost during the first few plays of a game. Tennis players can learn how to win if they can see how to dominate in the same way.
Dr. Tom Ferraro
To become a champion, you must have talent, fitness, good coaching, money, supportive parents, access to courts, discipline and patience. The sport psychologist is usually called upon when a player is having trouble with anxiety, anger, confidence, focus or pain tolerance. Any coach and athlete...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has named Patrick Galbraith its new board chairman and president, the organization announced on Tuesday. Galbraith will succeed Katrina Adams, who served two consecutive terms, and was the first African-American as well as the first former professional...Read more
Rob Polishook
In my first book, Tennis Inside the Zone: Mental Training Workouts for Champions , I wrote a chapter entitled, “OMG, I’m Nervous …What Do I Do?” At the time I wrote that chapter, that was the top question tennis players brought to me. But there is another question tennis players experience and...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Albany Tennis Academy (242) 823-5979 WindsorHighSchoolatAlbany.com GrantDoyle@WindsorPrep.com Located on New Providence in The Bahamas, the Albany Tennis Academy is set on the 25-acre campus of Windsor High School, adjacent to the renowned, luxury resort community of Albany. The unique day and...Read more
Borna Coric helped lead Croatia past France in the Davis Cup final over the weekend.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In the last Davis Cup final played under the current format, Croatia delivered a dominating performance over the weekend, bringing home the trophy for the second time in the nation’s history with a 3-1 win over France. “It’s not every day that you become a world champion,” said Marin Cilic. “For us...Read more
Amanda Ferranti
Currently, we live in a culture entranced by social media and technology. As a result, we are seeing athletes thwarted in emotional development, specifically in their ability to cooperate, empathize and resolve conflicts (as stated by Daniel Goleman, a leading psychologist in the field of emotional...Read more