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
Rohan Goetzke
We all know that tennis is a game of skill, strategy and strength, and winning means playing a game that’s just a single shot better than your opponent. With every point potentially being a win-or-lose situation, the emotional roller coaster that players are subjected to is challenging, to say the...Read more
Press Release
Har-Tru, LLC announced this week their quarterly webinar is now available for registration. The webinar conducted by Ed Montecalvo, Consulting Services Manager, is designed to educate clay court maintenance professionals. The webinar is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Spring Reconditioning...Read more
Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from the sport on Wednesday, writing a heartfelt essay for Vogue and Vanity Fair.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from the sport on Wednesday, writing a heartfelt essay for Vogue and Vanity Fair . “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” the essay begins. “How do you walk away from the court you’ve trained on since you were a little girl,...Read more
Steve Annacone
The game of tennis has moved more and more towards using speed and power to win the point. This has made it more difficult to be successful at the net. Simplifying your volley technique has become extremely important. I have always emphasized very little racquet movement on the volley. Your focus...Read more
American Reilly Opelka won two matches on Sunday and won the second tour-level title of his career, capturing the Delray Beach Open title with a 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American Reilly Opelka won two matches on Sunday and won the second tour-level title of his career, capturing the Delray Beach Open title with a 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka. “I’m just really proud of the way I fought in the third set,” said Opelka. “I got an early break and...Read more
Serving and returning serve are the two most important shots in the game. However, just getting these shots in play is not going to be enough to win the match against a good player.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Serving and returning serve are the two most important shots in the game. However, just getting these shots in play is not going to be enough to win the match against a good player. The first shot that you hit in a match sets the tone for how the point will be played. It is very important to get...Read more
Lawrence Kleger
As the ball in today’s game travels faster than ever due to racket construction and string technology, plus bigger, stronger and more powerful athletes playing the game, absorbing and redirecting pace have become two very important skills to master. Here is a cliffs notes presentation of these two...Read more
Max Wennakoski
The many benefits of physical activity Besides benefits on physical health, engaging in sports and physical activity has well-documented benefits also on the mental health and well-being of children and adults alike. These include decreased depressive symptoms, increased self-esteem, and improved...Read more
Kyle Edmund defeated Andreas Seppi to win the 2020 New York Open title on Sunday.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
It started at the New York Tennis Expo and finished on center court at trophy presentation, and Kyle Edmund will always remember his week on Long Island. The 62nd ranked man from Great Britain captured the New York Open singles title inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum,...Read more
The British-Pakistani pairing of Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Quereshi captured the New York Open doubles title on Sunday afternoon, downing the American duo of Reilly Opelka and Steve Johnson 7-6(5), 7-6(6).
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The British-Pakistani pairing of Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi captured the New York Open doubles title on Sunday afternoon, downing the American duo of Reilly Opelka and Steve Johnson 7-6(5), 7-6(6) inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. “I think it was, in the...Read more
Tony Huber, and wife Liezel, were honored by the Professional Tennis Registry
Press Release
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches, was held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Husband and wife duo, Liezel and Tony Huber,...Read more
After needing more than 10 minutes to hold serve in the match’s opening game, defending New York Open champion Reilly Opelka found his rhythm on serve the rest of the way to defeat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After needing more than 10 minutes to hold serve in the match’s opening game, defending New York Open champion Reilly Opelka found his rhythm on serve the rest of the way to defeat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals. “I thought I was pretty clean, I thought I was pretty...Read more
Soonwoo Kwon upset second-seed Milos Raonic to reach the New York Open quarterfinals on Wednesday night, holding off the Canadian 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 6-4 to notch the biggest win of his career.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Soonwoo Kwon upset second-seed Milos Raonic to reach the New York Open quarterfinals on Wednesday night, holding off the Canadian 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 6-4 to notch the biggest win of his career. “I know I have a good forehand to attack,” Kwon said of his strengths that allowed him to outlast Raonic. “...Read more
Chris Lewit
The modern forehand at the professional level, especially on the men’s side of the game, is typified by parabolic swing shapes, leg explosion and hip rotation, mid-air ball striking, lower, reversed and inverted finishes—and most of all—elasticity. Looking back at the evolution of tennis technique...Read more