New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States has drawn Switzerland in the first round of the 2012 Davis Cup. Switzerland will play host for the best-of-five series from Feb. 10-12, 2012. Switzerland and the United States last played in the opening round of the Davis Cup in 2009, when the Americans beat Switzerland 4-1 in...Read more
Ben Kelly
In the 2010-2011 fall and spring season, the Fordham University men’s tennis team had to wait until February to record its first win. The Rams went on to win three more matches to finish 4-18 on the year, landing in last place in the Atlantic-10 Conference for the fifth consecutive year. With a...Read more
Steven Kaplan
The long-term growth and development of competitive young tennis athletes is best accomplished by working in concert with their biological and psychological development factors. The principals of applied functional science dictate that while the protocols of training are specific, the timetables...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Founded in 2002, Metrotennis is a not-for-profit organization that provides tennis leagues, classes and information about tennis in New York City. Metrotennis promotes the sport of tennis in New York City, by running USTA team leagues, corporate leagues, USTA Junior Team Tennis, USTA Flex Leagues,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic's back muscle injury has required him to take much needed rest from the game after withdrawing from his recent Davis Cup match. He attemped to play through his Davis Cup match, but was unable to due to the extenuating pain. He skipped the opening singles match as...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, Aug. 29, prior to the start of the 2011 U.S. Open, some of the top juniors in the USTA Eastern Section were honored at the Junior Awards Gala. The gala began at 10:30 a.m. in the Indoor Training Center at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. All of the junior players...Read more
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