New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Television ratings for the Men's Singles Finals of the 2011 U.S. Open between top-seeded Novak Djokovic and second-seeded Rafael Nadal were up over last year's Nielsen Ratings on CBS, with an overnight rating of 2.6 and a six share. The four-hour plus Djokovic-Nadal match of 2011 was up 18 percent...Read more
Brent Shearer
I think many of us in the tennis world, understandably, take the Williams Sisters and their accomplishments for granted. But just because they have been mainstays on the women’s tour for more than 10 years, it is instructive to take another look because Venus and Serena are quite a story. One way...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the three men and two women nominated to represent the United States at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, held Oct. 17-22. Christina McHale and Irina Falconi, who both had their best finish at this years 2011 U.S. Open each reaching the third round, will be...Read more
Sophie Scott
A physically active lifestyle is important for all age groups. Reasons to participate in sports, such as tennis are many, such as pleasure and relaxation, competition, socialization, maintenance and improvement of fitness and health. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of premature mortality...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Russian Maria Sharapova, the second seed in the Pan Pacific Open, has withdrew from play after being forced to retire in her quarterfinal match against Petra Kvitova. Kvitova led 4-3 in the first set when Sharapova twisted her left ankle while on serve in the eight game of the set. After speaking...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Serbian Novak Djokovic, winner of the 2011 U.S. Open, has dropped out of play in the China Open due to a back injury. After winning the U.S. Open, his medical team says that the injuries he sustained have not yet fully healed. His injury was further worsened in his finals match at the U.S. Open...Read more
Nina Sporn
Unless you are a diehard tennis player who has built-in radar that locates tennis courts in unexpected places, you would never know that there are five beautiful Har-Tru courts located on East 18th Street in Brooklyn, N.Y., just steps away from the Church Avenue Q train stop. The Knickerbocker...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Player Development has announced the hirings of Stanford Boster as a USTA National Coach for Men’s Tennis and Jayadeva Devashetty as a USTA National Coach. Boster and Devashetty have already begun their responsibilities and will facilitate coaching and training for players in the USTA Player...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has been upset by Kaia Kanepi from Estonia at the Pan Pacific Open, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4. Kanepi, who is ranked 43rd in the world, rallied from three games down in the third set and won the match when she broke Wozniacki with a forehand down the line. Kanepi...Read more
Roman Prokes
The longer you play this sport, the more problems you come across. After servicing racquets for decades, we have learned some great remedies to the everyday problems that players come across. Here are some tips to help diagnose and fix some common problems. Loose butt cap Tennis players tend to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition lauded the USTA during Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP) this past Saturday, Sept. 24th, for its leadership and participation in the Presidential Active...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Russia's Maria Kirilenko, ranked 27th in the world, defeated 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur from Australia in second round action of the Pan Pacific Open in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. "You never want to go out in the first round after the week I had at the U.S. Open," Stosur said. "It's...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France defeated Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Sunday to capture the Moselle Open title. This is Tsonga's first title win since 2009. He shot a backhand drop shot to go up a break and lead 2-1 in the final set. He took the win after Ljubicic...Read more
Ajay Kumar
Honestly, after checking out every dictionary, the great minds have concluded that both “teaching” and “coaching” are synonymous—and no one will ever argue with that. But, how about trying to look at it in a different way? What can be so different about teaching and coaching? How could they be?...Read more
Daniel Kresh
Though tennis may have more private lessons then most other sports, in the heat of a match players are often left to their own devices. One-on-one work with a coach is crucial for building a technical and tactical arsenal, but ultimately, the player must understand what to do in matches, and most...Read more