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
Many of us read biographies about celebrities to learn the whys and wherefores of their success
Richard Thater
Many of us read biographies about celebrities to learn the whys and wherefores of their success. Sometimes we just want to get the dirt on them so we can feel judgmentally superior. A bonus for careful readers is the chance to glean better insight into themselves. Compare the cover photos of John...Read more
Even the most confident of champions can experience a loss of confidence and self-defeat, and this occurs far more often than you may think
Dr. Tom Ferraro
Even the most confident of champions can experience a loss of confidence and self-defeat, and this occurs far more often than you may think. In the world of golf, we recently saw the possibility of self-sabotage show up at the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale in England. The world’s newest superstar,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis fans in the Northeast have a lot to look forward to as we begin to head into 2018. With the arrival of the New York Tennis Expo and the New York Open at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in February, Long Island will serve as a tennis hub this winter. Long Island and...Read more
Chris Lewit
Tennis prodigies—gifted and precocious players—are rare, but very special. I have had the good fortune of working with many young players whom I would consider to have been tennis prodigies and they exhibit certain traits that all players, coaches and parents can learn from. Maturity and emotional...Read more
Gilad Bloom
I’ve been involved with tennis for more than 40 years now, and have seen the game evolve to what it is now. There is no doubt in my mind that the racket size should have remained their original size when invented. That decision, which was ultimately a commercial decision, would change the game...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund will be holding The 2017 Tennis Exhibition on Saturday, December 9, as Madison Keys, Coco Vandeweghe and the Bryan Brothers will be on hand for the day at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, New Jersey. The exhibition gets underway around 3:00 p.m. and will...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
One of the first members of MatchPoint NYC’s QuickStart program was a five-year old named Katerina Shabashkevich, and in the years since joining the club, Shabashkevich has become a top junior player. Now nine-years old, Shabashkevich is a USTA member and has competed in many tournaments where she...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
HarTru has announced that Kimberly Schoeffel has joined the HarTru sales team. Kimberly will be transitioning into the sales representative for the Southeast territory. She is taking over for Harriet Lambert, who has 44 years of service with Har-Tru, as she plans to retire in the summer of 2018...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
United Sports Publications (USP), publisher of Long Island Tennis Magazine and New York Tennis Magazine, and the New York Open are excited to announce the return of the New York Tennis Expo. The FREE and family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Bloodhounds of John Jay won the first City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) title in program history over the weekend, beating Brooklyn College 5-4 in the championship match. “It’s amazing to win a championship,” head coach Juan Andrade told JohnJayAthletics.com. “Going into...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki defeated Venus Williams for the first time in her career to win her first WTA Finals trophy, beating the American 6-4, 6-4 in Singapore on Sunday. Wozniacki had to hold off a surge from Venus, who rallied from 0-5 down in the second set, but managed to hang on to beat...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
For the second straight year, Lab Museum captured the PSAL “B” Division title, defeating Maspeth 3-2 on the courts of Cunningham Indoor Tennis Center. As had been the case all season long, the Gators were led by Arielle Klein at first singles. The senior defeated Angelina Perez of Maspeth 6-1, 6-1...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
With no chance of advancing and only the role of spoiler left to play for, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina did just that on Friday, defeating world number one Simona Halep 6-3, 6-4 to eliminate the Romanian from the WTA Finals in Singapore and thus send France’s Caroline Garcia into the final four...Read more