Michael Sarro
While people play sports for many different reasons, the ultimate goal of playing a sport is to win. In New York City high school tennis, there has been one team that, for the past 13 years, has yet to fail at that goal, the Lady Terriers from St. Francis Prep. Thirteen years ago, John Brennan took...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that, for the eighth time in nine years, the American doubles team of Bob & Mike Bryan were named Men’s Doubles World Champions. On the women's side, Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic & Katarina Srebotnik from Slovakia were named...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Jan. 21, USTA Eastern will recognize 16 outstanding students for their sportsmanship and their appreciation of Arthur Ashe’s legacy at the section’s 2012 Junior Awards Luncheon. The luncheon, which begins at noon, will be held at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y., and is...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that on Jan. 1, 2012 the rules of tennis officially will be changed and require that 10 & Under Tennis tournaments be played utilizing smaller, lighter racquets and lower-bouncing balls on smaller courts. The change was adopted by the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After a week of thrilling competition, the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships boys and girls 18s singles finals were expected to feature tight, competitive matches involving two pairs of highly-seeded players. Both matches were repeats from last week’s Eddie Herr, and the players knew...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Kim Clijsters of Australia has made a quick successful return to tennis after four months of non-play by defeating first-ranked Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6 in an exhibition match. The match was played at the Antwerp Sports Palace in front of approximately 10,000 fans where Clijsters showed she is...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Robin Soderling of Sweden will miss the 2012 Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, as he fights off the effects of mononucleosis. He has not played a match since mid-July. "My recovery has been longer than expected," said Soderling via his Twitter account, @RSoderling. "I am feeling...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American boys have had a rough time adapting to the clay courts at the 2011 Orange Bowl, taking place at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. Only two Americans reached the round of 16 in the Boys 18s draw, and Americans were shut out entirely from the Boys 16s quarterfinals. But the...Read more
Emilie Katz
Ready for the football season Sabine Lisicki ♦ ( @sabinelisicki ): My favorite player is Drew Brees, so I'm going with the Saints! :) But I still remember how great Packers played in the Super Bowl … John Isner ♦ ( @JohnIsner ): Patrick Peterson meet #89 Steve Smith. This ain't LSU rook. Best in...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic of Serbia has earned himself a record $12.6 million in prize money for the season. He won 10 titles in 2011 which included three Grand Slams beating the previous record of $10.1 million held by Nadal in 2010 and Federer in 2007. Djokovic has moved ahead of Andre Agassi to the fourth...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer has committed to play for Switzerland against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup in 2012. The Swiss federation of tennis states that Federer has confirmed he will play in the Feb. 10-12 series. This will be the first time Federer plays a first round match since 2004...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
If you love playing tennis, you’ll love it even more as part of a team. Similar to the World TeamTennis (WTT) format, the Junior TeamTennis (JTT) format consist of co-ed teams where individual matches incorporate an overall team score. It creates a fun-filled team atmosphere for what is thought of...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will honor 28 volunteers, tennis pros, players and organizations at its Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 21, 2012 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains. The award recipients will be recognized for the range of ways they helped grow tennis in the section, from providing free...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Maria Sharapova had a good, but not spectacular, year in 2011 as she failed to win a major. However, the search engine Bing.com says the Russian tennis star, who is currently ranked number four in the world, has been the search engine's "Most-Searched-For Athlete of 2011." Two other women on the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
For the past 13 years, the world’s best junior tennis players have annually gathered at the hard courts of the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla., to compete in the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships. But this year, the USTA opted to shift the event back to its roots,...Read more