The new look exterior of Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Over the last few months, Roosevelt Island Racquet Club (RIRC) in Manhattan has undergone a makeover. The prominent 12-court tennis facility, situated in the middle of the East River below the Queensborough Bridge, has recently implemented a series of upgrades and renovations. “The Club was built...Read more
Author and Mental Training Coach Rob Polishook recently instructued his "Tennis Inside the Zone: Becoming More Than an Athlete" workshop where the group examined the re-discovery of "fun" in the sport of tennis.
Rob Polishook
Every year for the past 10 years, I teach a workshop at the Omega Institute in upstate New York called “Tennis Inside the Zone: Becoming More Than an Athlete.” The workshop is targeted toward adult tennis players. We spend the week reconnecting to those unique attributes, characteristics and skills...Read more
Lonnie Mitchel
Your tennis lesson is today. Your instructor provides you great information on how to hit your forehand, backhand and on how to work you whole arsenal—down the line, cross-court, move your feet—repetition, repetition and more repetition. All of it is great and valuable information and all you have...Read more
Ben Mullis
Everyone knows that one player who is able to elevate themselves out of the level or category they “should” be playing at from a technical perspective, i.e. stroke mechanics into an entirely different level, but not many seem to understand why or how? I will be discussing the intangible element of...Read more
Columbia's Jack Lin competing in the New York Open Collegiate Invitational earlier this year.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its preseason men’s singles and men’s doubles rankings for the fall season on Tuesday with Columbia’s Jack Lin ranked inside the top 10 to start the season. Lin was listed as No. 9 in the rankings, one spot behind University of Southern...Read more
Mark Santucci
From graceful serve-and-volleys, to grinding top-spin forehands … sky high lobs to net cord drop shots … social just-for-fun gatherings to ultra-competitive tournament play … learning the very basics of the game to high-energy calorie burn … from playground tennis to Grand Slam championships …...Read more
Results from across New York City on Monday, September 16.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Below are the scores from Wednesday’s action in New York City, via PSAL : ►Hunter 4, Bronx Science 1 Anya Barteck of Hunter won 11-9 over Gabrielle Usvyat at first singles. ►Harry Truman 5, Christopher Columbus 0 Shania Manhertz and Tamya Dupont improved to 3-0 in the first doubles spot as Harry...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
“It’s not about the score, Madison.” Madison shoved the racket in her tennis bag and stomped off the court. She collapsed onto a bench a few feet away from me and covered her face with her hands. “You played well Madison.” “I sucked.” “It’s not about the score.” She lifted her hands from her face,...Read more
Gilad Bloom
In Hebrew, there is a saying that translates to: "god gives nuts to people without teeth.” Most teaching professionals have encountered this type of player—extremely talented, but agonizingly lazy. As a coach, I always promote good practice habits, discipline, hard work, etc. But how does a coach...Read more
The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills hosted the 8th annual "Little Mo" Internationals in late August.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. hosted the eighth annual “Little Mo” Internationals earlier this summer, as some of the top junior tennis players from around the world came to New York to compete in the second leg of the “Little Mo” Slam. The week-long event began with a free clinic...Read more
Nick Horvat
Endurance in the most limiting and arguably the most important factor in the science of human performance. To a certain extent, we all have a lack of endurance in something that we do, and we could all benefit greatly from improving it. If our professional work is connected to a physical activity...Read more
Conrad Singh
I always wonder why whenever a player I work with is in a positive mindset about themselves, they tend to also be playing very well. Take for example Nick Kyrgios at the Citi Open... If you saw him on and around the courts and listened to his interviews, he was in a positive state of mind all week...Read more
Kim Clijsters playing at the annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project Pro-Am earlier this summer.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Nearly a decade after playing her last match, Belgium’s Kim Clijsters announced on Thursday that she will be making a comeback to the WTA Tour in 2020. “I don’t really feel like I want to prove something,” Clijsters told the WTA Insider Podcast. “I think for me it’s the challenge.” Clijsters last...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Below are the scores from Wednesday’s action in New York City, via PSAL : Hunter 5, Stuyvesant 0 Hunter won for the second straight match to remain undefeated to start the season. Eleanor Roosevelt 3, Bronx Science 2 Eleanor Roosevelt won both doubles flights, including a 11-9 win by Madison...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning 1720 Crotona Avenue Bronx, N.Y. (718) 247-7420 CaryLeedsTennis.org CaryLeedsInfo@NYJTL.org Cary_Leeds_Logo.png The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning houses a two-story, 12,000-square foot clubhouse, educational spaces, and access to 20 courts (...Read more