New York Tennis Magazine Staff
John Isner shocked Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, to give the United States a 2-0 lead against Switzerland in their Davis Cup first-round series on Friday. The upset was preceded by the opening round singles match, with Mardy Fish outlasting Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 9-7. The...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Jim Curley, presently Chief Professional Tournaments Officer & U.S. Open Tournament Director, is stepping down from his position. Curley will remain as a consultant to the USTA through the 2012 U.S. Open. Deputy Tournament Director David Brewer, a 14-year USTA...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will provide exclusive coverage of the U.S. Davis Cup team's first-round competition against Switzerland in Fribourg, Switzerland, this weekend, with live and same-day, "Instant Encore" replays Friday through Sunday. Switzerland's 16-time Grand Slam winner and number three-ranked...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Fernando Gonzalez of Chile announced that he will retire after the Masters Tournament being held in Florida in March. Gonzalez is 31 years old and has reached as high as fifth in ATP rankings. The announcement comes after he says he no longer has the energy to play at such a high level with back,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Metropolitan Tennis Group (MTG) is a not-for-profit, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) organization formed to provide its membership with expanded opportunities to play recreational and competitive tennis. The MTG was formed in 1985 when one of its original members, Terry Fonville...Read more
Brent Shearer
You've probably heard by now … the news is out. It's all over the city's public courts, from Central Park to Riverside Park, to my home courts in East River Park, or, as we call it, the East Village Country Club. I'm not a 5.0 on the National Tennis Rating Program’s (NTRP) scale anymore. If I ever...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round match between the United States and Switzerland will take place from Friday-Sunday, Feb. 10-12, in Fribourg, Switzerland, at the Fribourg Forum on a temporary indoor red clay court. The U.S. will play on the road for the fifth time in six...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Switzerland's Roger Federer is looking to recapture the emotion of Switzerland’s 2001 Davis Cup victory against the United States when the two nations meet again on a clay court in first round action of the Davis Cup this weekend. It was a19-year-old Federer who won three matches for a 3-2 victory...Read more
Michael Sarro
Even if it was taking place on the other side of the world, the Australian Open was reason enough for local tennis fanatics to get into the spirit of the first Grand Slam of 2012. To spur on the action, Team HousingWorks held an event at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club titled, “Uptown Down Under," a...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Section has announced that the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. will host the U.S. Open National Playoffs Eastern Sectional Qualifying Tournament, June 11-17, 2012. The U.S. Open National Playoffs will again include both men’s and women’s singles and...Read more
Barbara Ordes
Cardio Tennis is fun, fast and affordable! I love seeing the same people, week after week, improve their quickness, reaction time and tennis skills with just an hour workout that is way more exciting than another trip to the gym. A challenging cardio workout for tennis focuses on specific footwork...Read more
Ajay Kumar
How does one determine that a player is developing or has developed? Most touring pros and instructors use a marker—wins or losses. Is that all there is to development? Wins and losses? Shouldn’t there be an easier way? Shouldn’t there be a better way to evaluate or understand the idea of...Read more
Kevin J. Healion
Closing court for the winter Winterizing a hard court for the winter months is important. Special attention should be given to windscreens, which are attached to the fence system on your tennis court. The winter months bring severe winds which may not only damage your windscreens, but can also do...Read more
Marvin Jeffrey
Tennis, over the last few years, has become more enjoyable for me since I stopped competing in tournaments and started playing in USTA league matches. Through tennis, I've met some amazing people with whom I've bonded and have become very good friends with. In 2011, I had a great deal of people...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American Venus Williams served in her first match in five months alongside Liezel Huber in the United States Fed Cup match against Belarus. Williams was off to a good start that improved as the match went on with the duo defeating Anastasiya Yakimova & Liezel Huber in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. "...Read more