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Brian Coleman
If you are a young, aspiring tennis player, you would be hard pressed to find a player more worthy of idolizing than Rafael Nadal. His tenacity on the court, unrelenting work ethic and the classy way in which he approaches his profession are all enviable traits any young person should mirror. One...Read more
Press Release
Universal Tennis and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) have announced a multi-year partnership aimed at upgrading tennis for more than 20,000 high school players and coaches in New York State. “This partnership is an important step for us to continue the growth...Read more
Brian Coleman
A year ago, the country was in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic and no one knew what the future would hold. Perhaps no place was hit harder in terms of infection rates, but also economically, than New York City. There wasn’t a single industry that was left unaffected by the lack of people...Read more
Press Release
On Memorial Day Weekend at Verdi's Restaurant in Whitestone, Queens, the Professional Tennis Management (PTM) students from Queens College toasted their seven brethren, dubbed the "Original 7", who were about to complete their third and final PTM semester. They had started in January of 2020, and...Read more
Press Release
John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe will be joined by other tennis greats at the 7th Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project’s Pro-Am in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 21, 2021, 2 p.m. at SPORTIME Amagansett, 320 Abrahams Path, East Hampton, NY. Participants will compete in a round-robin tournament...Read more
Steve Annacone
I am very much in favor of live ball drills, playing a lot of points, games, sets, tiebreakers, and any other competitive practice situation. However, one of the best drills that I have found to get your players to swing consistently and with the same follow-through on every shot is a feeding drill...Read more
Steve Annacone
There are so many ups and downs in tennis. One minute you are on top of the world, and the next you are wondering if you actually know how to play the game. Novak Djokovic came into the Olympics having won just about everything he has played (with a couple of exceptions) including the first three...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The tennis portion of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan came to a close this weekend, with Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and Germany’s Alexander Zverev winning Gold Medals in Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles, respectively. On Sunday, Zverev defeated ROC’s Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1 in the final...Read more
Alexander Zverev, pictured here at the 2020 U.S. Open, defeated Novak Djokovic on Friday to advance to the Olympics Gold Medal match.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb, in pursuit of history as he sought to win all four Grand Slams and an Olympic Gold Medal this year, was ousted by Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Friday. Zverev notched a 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Djokovic, ensuring himself at...Read more
Anne Olaya
We’re always saying that kids grow up way too fast. Why should we let that happen on the tennis court as well? Other sports have successfully incorporated smaller- scale versions for years; why notextend that to tennis? Hear me out! Most of us crawled before we stood, stood before we walked, walked...Read more
Steve Annacone
There are many things to think about during a match. If you can create some good habits with the small things you are doing, the rest of your focus can be on the "difference makers" in the match. First, always call the score out prior to serving. Make sure your opponent hears you and remember to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Olympic Games rolled on from Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, as American Frances Tiafoe saw his singles run come to an end, while second-seed Naomi Osaka was ousted in the third-round. Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova upset Osaka 6-1, 6-4. “I think this is one of the biggest [wins of my career],...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This is the 10 th and final installment of Dr. Tom Ferraro’s “The Tennis Guru” series. Click Here to read the first parts . When Yin entered the castle, he was amazed at all he saw. The Tennis Guru had created a magnificent Mecca for tennis. There must have been fifty courts in all, with lots of...Read more
Ari Cotoulas (left) and Sebastian Sec (right) earned Silver and Gold Balls, respectively, at the 2021 Clay Court Championships.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The top junior players in the United States competed in the USTA Clay Court Championships last week at various different venues across the country. Players from the USTA Eastern Section posted excellent results and earned Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls for their efforts. Below is a list of results...Read more
Reigning U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka is on the entry list for the 2021 U.S. Open.
Press Release
The USTA today announced that 15 Grand Slam singles champions will headline the women’s singles field for the 2021 US Open Tennis Championships, and 20-time Grand Slam singles champions Novak Djokovic (SRB), Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Roger Federer (SUI) will headline the men’s singles field for the...Read more