Serena Williams was forced out of the French Open due to an Achilles injury on Wednesday, just shortly before she was set to take on Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams was forced out of the French Open due to an Achilles injury on Wednesday , just shortly before she was set to take on Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round. “I was able to get it somewhat better but just looking long-term at this tournament—and will I be able to get...Read more
Rob Polishook
In our previous articles in the Mastering the Mind: Stillness at 125 MPH series, we talked about the benefits of meditation , who does it, and why it’s important. We also outlined a concrete meditation practice that’s easy to start and will have a positive impact on and off the court. And then last...Read more
Brian Coleman
This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of New York Tennis Magazine. Click Here to see the full digital edition . Every great drama, whether it’s movies, television or sports, needs a hero and a villain; protagonists and antagonists. While we all want to play the part of the...Read more
Steve Annacone
One of my "go-to" singles drills is to start both players in the center of the baseline and rally several balls each back and forth to the middle of the court. Once the players are doing this successfully, I have them add trying to find a way to win the point. One of my students gave me another...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After months away from competitive tennis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the area’s top current, incoming collegiate and junior players competed in the USTA Eastern Collegiate Series, a four-weekend long string of tournaments at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx...Read more
Press Release
MSG Networks today announced it will be airing 36 hours of live coverage of the upcoming 2020 French Open, set to begin on Sunday, September 27 from Roland Garros in Paris. The network’s tournament coverage will include four hours of live match play from 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. each day through...Read more
Steve Annacone
The game of tennis has evolved into a power struggle, with both players often trying to hit their shots through the opponent. An underused strategy is to hit the ball up in front of your opponent so that they have to deal with a short, low ball while moving forward. This strategy is especially...Read more
Members of the tennis world have seen the story unfold all too often: A once phenomenal player loses the desire and motivation to compete in tennis, and is forced out of the game temporarily, or sometimes altogether.
Sam Goidel
Like many of my peers, I viewed the coronavirus lockdown as an opportunity to improve my game. My rationale was obvious—a decrease in social and school-related responsibilities was an opportunity to increase my hours playing and training. With courts and practice partners available, I meticulously...Read more
Press Release
Slinger Bag, a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports with an initial focus on the global tennis market, today announced an unprecedented multi year, distribution agreement across nine key markets in Europe with global tennis giant, Dunlop. This...Read more
Mike Puc
One of the most frequent requests I hear from my students is how to achieve more power. After a short discussion and acknowledgement of the first priorities of getting the ball in and getting the ball in away from the opponent, the goal of power may be addressed. The two biggest components to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic passed Rafael Nadal for first on the all-time ATP Masters 1000 titles list after winning the Rome Masters on Monday. The top-ranked Serb defeated Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. “It was a great week,” said Djokovic. “A very challenging...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
It hit me the other day. Not a tennis ball, but a realization. Our tennis pros hung up their racquets and stayed home during the pandemic. These men and women made the same financial sacrifice as personal trainers, physical therapists, restaurant and café owners, bookstore owners, and other small...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Trying to figure out a way to maintain your tennis training momentum throughout the offseason? Indoor tennis is a lot more viable than you might think. New York’s harsh winters make outdoor tennis strictly a seasonal sport—unless you can move it indoors. And while indoor tennis may seem like an...Read more
Steve Annacone
Serving is all about the toss, timing and rhythm. Hitting a first serve more than 100 miles per hour and then hitting a second serve 20-30 miles per hour slower makes it very difficult to time the motion and point of contact. In addition, the variation in the speed often affects the toss because...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the fourth part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. You can read the first three parts here at . As the boat bumped up against the dock, Yin awoke and looked about. He saw Virgil the Turtle standing on the Dock and beyond him was a pathway through the woods and...Read more