Eric Faro
Every time you step onto the tennis court, you should learn something. Whether you are playing in the finals of a national tournament, or working on your slice serve out wide, you should have an objective as to what you are doing and be working on improving your game. Often when I ask players how...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-0, 6-2, 6-4, to lead Spain into the finals of the Davis Cup. Nadal had doubts going into the match, complaining about tiredness and fatigue, but showed no weakness as he took on the number 10-ranked Frenchman in the semifinals match...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic of Serbia has withdrawn from his match at the Davis Cup, allowing Argentina to gain a 3-1 lead over Serbia advancing them to the Davis Cup finals against Spain. Djokovic's back pain overwhelmed the top ranked player against Juan Martin Del Potro, forcing him to retire early in the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA has announced that its SmashZone, a complement to the association’s ongoing youth participation 10 and Under Tennis initiative, will be part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP). On Saturday, Sept. 24, Nickelodeon and its WWDOP partners will host an entire day of activities and games...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Throughout history, tennis has been viewed as an elitist sport in the eyes of the public. This is understandable as many tennis clubs around the world are very expensive. New York City, however, has many low-income families living within the five boroughs that cannot afford expensive tennis lessons...Read more
Ricky Becker
There is no doubt that junior rankings for kids change, and I feel strongly that the kids who are best served are the ones who don’t focus on rankings too much at a young age, but focus more on development. Statistics from ninth grade through 12th grade may surprise you though. In 2009, only one...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated Australian Lleyton Hewitt, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-3, evening the score against Australia to 1-1 on the second day of the Davis Cup World Group playoffs. Federer flew into Australia after losing to eventual winner Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the U.S. Open...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one-ranked and 2011 U.S. Open Men's Singles champion Novak Djokovic has announced that he is pulling out of the Davis Cup, citing back pain as the reason. Prior to the start of the U.S. Open, Djokovic was forced out of action in the finals of the Western & Southern Open in Mason,...Read more
Rob Polishook
We have all heard people say, “She played out of her mind!” referring to someone who played exceptionally well and beyond expectations. As an athlete, have you ever performed out of your mind? Either pitching to perfection, running like the wind or serving lights out? Maybe there is more to this “...Read more
Richard Thater
Monumental! Revolutionary! These are two of the powerful words used by tennis industry leaders to describe 10 & Under Tennis. Although QuickStart equipment is foundational when teaching tennis to children—smaller courts and racquets, softer, slower balls—remember that Lance Armstrong said the...Read more
Luke Jensen
For any tennis player in the United States, the U.S. Open is the Mac Daddy of everything tennis … it is the biggest tournament in the world. This event has the biggest monetary prize to win; it is played in the biggest tennis stadium in the world and is played in the greatest city in the world …...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams has said that her emotions controlled her when she confronted the chair umpire during her 2011 U.S. Open women's final loss to Australian Samantha Stosur, 6-2, 6-3, last week in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Using the social medium Twitter to express her regret, Williams tweeted, "My...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The two men who brought viewers a four-hour-plus U.S. Open finals earlier this week are still on track for a potential Davis Cup rematch down the road. On Monday, Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated 2010 U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal from Spain in the U.S. Open's final. If Djokovic's Serbian team...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that despite facing a hurricane at the start of the tournament and then overcoming two days of rain resulting in the need to reschedule the final five days of the tournament, the 2011 U.S. Open still attracted more than 650,000 fans to the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic's Monday night win over Rafael Nadal in the finals of the 2011 U.S. Open earned the world's top-ranked men's singles tennis player a $2.3 million payout, pushing the Serbian's earnings in 2011 to date over the $10.6 million mark. Djokovic's $2.3 million U.S. Open payout consisted of...Read more