New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, World TeamTennis (WTT) released an update on its plans for the 2020 season this summer, with WTT CEO Carlos Silva releasing this statement: “The spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the United States has impacted communities in different ways. In this environment, most major sports...Read more
Steve Annacone
Emotions are a part of tennis. Players tend to feel miserable when they lose and great when they win. This is true during the match as well. A winning point can give you an exhilarating feeling and a losing point can tear your insides apart. For almost all players, it is better not to show your...Read more
Kevin Krawietz (right) is helping out by working at a local supermarket during the coronavirus pandemic.
Steven Kaplan
2019 French Open Doubles Champion Kevin Krawietz (with Andreas Mies) should be gearing up to defend his Roland Garros title right about now, but coronavirus has changed his plans. While most tennis players dream of being a Grand Slam champion, Krawietz "always wanted to see what it was like to have...Read more
Press Release
Universal Tennis announced the UTR Pro Match Series presented by Tennis Channel featuring top ATP and WTA players in tournament play. The UTR Pro Match Series presented by Tennis Channel will be broadcast live on Tennis Channel and will be the first top tier professional tennis events televised...Read more
The USTA Eastern Section was named the 2019 Team USA Player Development Section of the Year by the United States Tennis Association.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Section was named the 2019 Team USA Player Development Section of the Year by the United States Tennis Association. In its press release announcing all the year’s award winners, the USTA stated: “ USTA Eastern has developed one of the strongest junior pipelines in the nation and...Read more
I often tell my students that tennis matches are "tests."
Steven Kaplan
I often tell my students that tennis matches are "tests." The rewards of competing are in the outcome, the preparation and the lessons learned and learning from match lessons helps us beyond tennis. As a child we are usually aware when we asked to perform a test . As an adult we are surrounded by...Read more
In the current landscape we find ourselves living in, with a global pandemic causing a health crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen before, inPhorm has pivoted its focus in order to do its part and help.
Brian Coleman
inPhorm is a company known for its trendy tennis, golf and yoga apparel and athleisure that has taken great pride in producing eco-forward active wear for more than 10 years. But in the current landscape we find ourselves living in, with a global pandemic causing a health crisis the likes of which...Read more
Steven Kaplan
I was asked the other day why tennis courts are shut down if you can socially distance while playing? The answer, of course, is that while playing is fine, the number of people getting on and off the courts potentially creates a social distancing challenge. So you can play, but you just can't enter...Read more
Press Release
One-On-One Doubles® Tennis, the crosscourt singles competition (that includes the doubles alley), continues to grow and evolve. As an alternative to normal singles and doubles play, One-On-One Doubles is a competitive tennis format that awards players a two-point bonus for executing winning volleys...Read more
As we prepare to reopen tennis facilities in a month or so, I think it's important to remember that as tennis pros and coaches we are teachers and leaders.
Steven Kaplan
It comes as a surprise to many that wearing a mask provides modest protection to the wearer, but significant protection to those they come in contact with. Therefore, wearing a mask is an act of altruism towards others, as well as an act of trust. If I wear my mask, I trust in YOUR desire to keep...Read more
After almost two months without professional tennis during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Tennis Channel will bring live matches back to viewers this weekend, May 1-4.
Press Release
After almost two months without professional tennis during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Tennis Channel will bring live matches back to viewers this weekend, May 1-4. Based in Germany, the Tennis Point Exhibition Series will feature eight men's tour players in a 32-match, round-robin...Read more
Steven Kaplan
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talked the other day about the Yankees and Mets playing baseball this summer without fans. The Governor went on to explain, “Be creative. Try to figure it out…If players get paid more than staying home and owners would get some revenue versus total shutdown, why not...Read more
I use a drill (like playground tennis where everything is in) where all players on the court (usually two or four) have to hit the ball back if it lands anywhere inside the fence.
Steve Annacone
Since the speed of the game has increased so substantially, many shots hit by your opponent seem impossible for you to run down and return. A great way to work on covering more of these seemingly unreturnable shots is to get in the frame of mind that you are going after every ball regardless of...Read more
Steven Kaplan
“The Last Dance” on ESPN is a fascinating window into the world of Michael Jordan and his six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls. After watching just the first part, Jordan's greatness is on full display. While I see many young tennis players looking for acceptance in practice and dominance in matches...Read more
Steven Kaplan
The USTA just published guidelines for safely reopening tennis facilities. In speaking with many of my colleagues in the industry , the general consensus is that some of these recommendations are difficult and unrealistic to implement. For example, it's very unlikely, but theoretically possible,...Read more