Chris Lewit
As a coach, I counsel many families about how much tennis children should train at different ages and whether to cross-train in other sports and it’s a common question on my podcast, The Prodigy Maker Show. The bottom line is that every kid is different. Some can play tennis exclusively from the...Read more
Har-Tru, LLC has announced that it is the official playing surface of World Team Tennis for the 2020 season.
Press Release
Har-Tru, LLC has announced that it is the official playing surface of World Team Tennis for the 2020 season. “Har-Tru’s mission is to create better places to play and, by focusing on our customers, we are leveraging our knowledge and experience to most effectively serve their needs,” said Tracy...Read more
The ATP World Tour has announced it will be suspending the tour for six weeks due to the COVID-19 global outbreak.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The ATP World Tour has announced it will be suspending the tour for six weeks due to the COVID-19 global outbreak. “The ATP has announced a six-week suspension of the men’s professional tennis tour due to public health & safety concerns over COVID-19,” the tour’s official Twitter account...Read more
If you are a doubles player, you and your partner have had this conversation before: who plays which side?
Mark Santucci
If you are a doubles player, you and your partner have had this conversation before: who plays which side? 75 percent of players prefer their forehand, so if they play on the deuce side, they can rip the forehand return of serve cross court. But if they play on the ad side, they have the forehand...Read more
In the 24 years that I have been a teaching pro, I have witnessed bizarre behavior from parents of junior players.
Gilad Bloom
About two years ago I went to watch one of my students play a USTA Eastern Section tournament. It was a 12U event, his opponent was a nice little player and it was a close match. However, I noticed right away that the kid kept looking at his watch before and after every point; it looked strange. It...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
Travis storms the net, finger pointed … “Stop calling my balls out. That ball was in.” Without a pause, his partner says, “We’re calling for line judges.” Thank heavens, I thought, There IS a player with intelligence on that side of the net. Travis’ partner demonstrated she knows tennis rules when...Read more
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. has been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, tournament organizers announced on Sunday night.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. has been canceled due to the spread of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, tournament organizers announced on Sunday night. “The Riverside County Public Health Department has declared a public health emergency for the Coachella Valley after a...Read more
Miriam Aziz won back-to-back PSAL singles titles to conclude her high school career. Aziz was also named the recipient of this year's Wingate Award.
Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of New York Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition . McKee/Staten Island Tech senior Miriam Aziz concluded her high school career this past fall, and did so in grand fashion. Aziz won the Public School Athletic...Read more
Steve Annacone
One of the most important concepts a tennis player will learn is to take control of the point . Obviously, we cannot control everything that goes on in a tennis match. However, if you are able to control the point more often than your opponent, your chances of success greatly increase. Controlling...Read more
Mike Puc
One of the quickest ways to elevate your club doubles game is through proper positioning, strategy and tactics. Club members are often out of position and struggling to get to balls and marvel how advanced players seem to know where the ball is going before it is struck by the opponent...Read more
St. John’s junior Ignacio Garcia will play for Puerto Rico at this year’s Davis Cup, marking the fifth time that he will represent his country in the world’s premier team tennis event.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
St. John’s junior Ignacio Garcia will play for Puerto Rico at this year’s Davis Cup, marking the fifth time that he will represent his country in the world’s premier team tennis event. The qualifying rounds for the 2020 Davis Cup begins this Friday, March 6 and will run through Saturday, March 7...Read more
John Curtis
I am often asked what prepares a young tennis player for playing at the collegiate level. Over the course of 25 years in the business, my answer has evolved. Between my role as head coach of the NYU Men’s tennis team for 10 years (including scouting prospects nationwide) and my current role as...Read more
Brian Coleman
In the summer of 2019, some of the best junior tennis players from across the country gathered at the Winward Lake Club in Alpharetta, Ga. for the USTA Girls 12s National Championships. The tournament is one of the more prestigious ones on the junior circuit, and can provide a real test for the...Read more
The best players in the world repeat a lot of the same ideas over and over again in their matches. This is a building block for consistency.
Steve Annacone
The best players in the world repeat a lot of the same ideas over and over again in their matches. This is a building block for consistency. Developing consistency starts with figuring out what is and what is not important for performance. Starting the point well with a good serve or return, and...Read more
Geoffrey Jagdfeld
As a director of tennis at clubs and programs for more than 20 years, I’ve seen all the sides of tournament play … as a player, coach, tournament director and USTA official. Unfortunately, the number of players participating in tournaments these days is lower than in year’s past. Part of the issue...Read more