Eric Faro
There are many different ways to define “choking” on a tennis court. There is a simple definition to me. Choking is when you get so nervous that it negatively impacts your on-court performance. There are a few keys to try and relax your body and your mind to avoid being so nervous that you “choke...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Since its inaugural season in 1979, no team based on the South Shore of Long Island has won the Long Island Men's Tennis League (LIMTL). On Aug. 24, that all changed as Inwood Country Club, captained by Lionel Goldberg and co-captained by Jonathan Klee, defeated Cold Spring Valley 4-1 to take the...Read more
Michael Sarro
On Nov. 17, the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) held its 26th Annual Awards Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria where they presented this year’s Leadership Awards to former champion John McEnroe and Howard Lutnick, chief executive officer of Cantor Fitzgerald. The afternoon consisted of a...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the top American collegians selected to represent the United States in the Sixth Annual Master’U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate team competition held Dec. 8-11 in Rouen, France. The event features eight teams composed of college and university players from around...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams, who last played over three months ago after withdrawing from the U.S. Open, will play her sister Serena Williams in an exhibition match next week in Colombia. Venus, who recently slipped out of the top 100 and fell to number 103 in the WTA world rankings, withdrew from the 2011 U.S...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Perhaps the most important quality for success in tennis is steadiness and the avoidance of errors. It might come as a surprise then, that in practice "Blue Chips" miss more shots than “Five Stars,” while "Five Stars” miss more shots than “Four Stars,” etc. If you are thinking that superior players...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel has nearly 60 hours of live match play lined up for its annual coverage of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena in London next week, with more than 150 dedicated hours overall via same-day, prime-time replays. The network will again offer a complete, wall-to-wall...Read more
Luke Jensen
I am still fired up from this year’s U.S. Open … the most physical Grand Slam tournaments I've ever been a part of since I began playing them in 1983. Before the tournament began, there was an earthquake centered in Washington, D.C. and felt on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals defending champion Roger Federer of Switzerland is grouped with Spain's Rafael Nadal in round-robin play at this year's event at The O2 Arena in London. Also grouped together in first round action at the event is world number one-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic and...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The ATP and WTA Tours have released their latest rankings, with Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki seated atop the women's rankings and Serbian Novak Djokovic maintaining the top spot on the men's side. On the women's side, Wozniacki leads the pack with 7,485 points, followed by youngster Petra Kvitova...Read more
Ricky Becker
At this point in my college consulting career, each of my consults fall into one of a few categories. For example, many consults are with parents of freshmen in high school who want to know whether their child should make an academic or athletic run through college doors. Other clients want to know...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Twenty-one-year-old Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, has been named WTA Player of the Year for 2011 to cap off her amazing year. Currently, Kvitova has a 60-13 record, earning six singles titles, including her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and the TEB BNP...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Americans Robby Ginepri and Melanie Oudin are among the four women and three men who have been invited to participate in the 2011 Kia Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs, set for Dec. 16-18 at the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA-Certified Regional Training Center in Atlanta. The complete field for...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer ended the 2011 season on the high side after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-1, 7-6, to win his first Paris Masters event title and the 69th title of his career. He has won 16 Grand Slams and has never reached the Paris final, however, gave it his all to save two break points after...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Considering it was a snowy night, 14 people still showed up for a 90-min., high-paced, cardio tennis workout on Oct. 29th at Roosevelt Island Racquet Center. Attendees showed up in costume to get into the Halloween spirit, as music blasted on three courts and attendees performed dead ball drills...Read more