Steve Annacone
Over the years, I have seen many examples of players over analyzing what they need to do against a specific player. They "scout" the player, figure out the opponent's strengths and weaknesses, and then come up with a game plan. My philosophy for most players is to focus on what you want to do based...Read more
Press Release
The USTA today announced that the US Open will offer $57.5 million in total player compensation in 2021, slightly surpassing the record payout set in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The USTA again worked collaboratively with the players and WTA and ATP management to design the prize money...Read more
Press Release
The USTA today announced that key numbers for tennis industry categories have shown a significant increase in the first six months of 2021 vs. 2020, continuing a trend of positive growth for grassroots tennis in the U.S. This news follows the results of a report from earlier this year detailing the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
He spent 40 years perfecting the art and science of pre-trial commercial litigation tactics and strategy – and sharing his expertise through teaching at law schools and legal institutes, lecturing to attorneys, training attorneys at the Inns of Court Foundation, writing numerous articles in legal...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In front of a sea of empty blue seats that filled Arthur Ashe Stadium, Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem lifted the Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles, U.S. Open trophies last September. It was an eerily strange backdrop for Grand Slam finals, especially the U.S. Open, where fan engagement and rowdy...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Friday, August 27, the newest members of the Eastern Hall of Fame will be inducted in a ceremony held at the River Club of New York in Manhattan, which will be emceed by legendary broadcaster Mary Carillo. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF), which helps...Read more
Brian Coleman
As he watched the ball sail beyond the baseline, Samir Banerjee dropped his racquet, put his hands on his head and turned to the area in the stands where his family, friends and coaches were sitting inside Court One at the All-England Lawn Club. “I was pretty much in shock, and that’s sort of what...Read more
Steve Annacone
When your opponent hits the ball to you at a high speed, your reactions need to be fast. You turn your shoulders, get your feet to the ball, and swing. If a ball is hit to you at a slower speed, the tendency is to get ready slower and also to have less of a sense of urgency to move your feet. It is...Read more
Press Release
The USTA today announced that rising young Americans Jenson Brooksby, Brandon Nakashima and Emilio Nava as well as former world No. 8 Jack Sock and Ernesto Escobedo received main draw wild cards into the 2021 US Open, alongside NCAA singles champion Sam Riffice and USTA Boys’ 18s national champion...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Dominic Thiem will not repeat as U.S. Open champion, as the Austrian announced on Wednesday that he has withdrawn from the final Slam of the year, and will miss the remainder of the season. “Unfortunately, I’ve had to withdraw from the U.S. Open and will miss the rest of the 2021 season,” he wrote...Read more
Anna Tatishvili
Tennis is a highly intellectual and intuitive sport. The foundation for competitive play starts from an early age, and it is necessary to develop mental abilities, tennis skills and, of course, passion. These are the qualities which form a successful tennis player. Before each match a player should...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
I made a mistake. I tossed a rule away because I wanted to be kind. I’ll never do that again. A muffled ringing resonated during a USTA match. Four tennis bags lay on the bench; one was guilty. All four players stood frozen. Who left their phone on? The ringing stopped. Rule 36 in The Code states...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament will not be open for the public to attend this year, the USTA announced last week. “For 2021, the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament will not be open for fans to attend,” the USTA said in its press release. “This was a particularly tough decision for the USTA to...Read more
Brian Coleman
Tennis is a sport that has an impact beyond the wins and losses on the court. It’s a sport that demands dedication and instills a work ethic, helping young people develop character traits that can be utilized in all walks of life. Embodying this mantra is Parsa Samii, a former collegiate and...Read more
Khrystsina Tryboi
Earlier this spring, I received an e-mail that would completely change my life for the better. It was an email from the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) introducing their National Career and Leader Mentoring Program. The mission of the program aligned with my goals of creating...Read more