Sportime Tennis Programs
Gilad Bloom
In the 25 years I have been a tennis coach, I have encountered the eternal question from every parent, “Well, what does his/her potential look like to you?" In most cases, of course, it’s impossible to know. The kids usually come to me at an early age and every child has a different pace of...Read more
Chris Lewit
Many people don’t realize that tennis is a brutal game of psychological warfare. Far from the country club, genteel reputation of the sport, real competitive tennis is full of legal and illegal psychological manipulation and outright cheating. Why is this so? Three main reasons : The tennis rules...Read more
Steve Annacone
Tennis is a game of timing and rhythm. Shots can be hit fast, slow, flat, with more spin, and with all kinds of other variables. My advice is to keep your shots similar. This means, hit your shots with similar speed, spin, and trajectory. Hitting your first and second serve similarly will give you...Read more
Brian Coleman
Tennis is the type of sport that spans the entire globe, one that is played all over the world and exists in people’s lives for a lifetime. There is perhaps no one who embodies this more than Conrad Singh, a native of Melbourne, Australia who is the CEO of Centercourt Tennis Academy based in New...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys & Girls Metro Region Rankings (as of 11/2/20) Boys Boys 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 Mateo Pouso Beechhurst 2 David Clarke Bronx 3 Leif Emery New York 4 Kamil Stolarczyk Glendale 5 Viktor Zima Middle Village 6 Lucas Zhang Bayside 7 Jesse Yang Fresh Meadows 8 Aaron Tokarz Queens Village 9...Read more
Steve Annacone
Moving forward in singles has become more difficult. In addition, many players are not sure how to move in and what to do once they are in a volleying position. The first step is to try to hit your approach shot deep and towards the side of the court you are already on-usually this is down the line...Read more
Rob Polishook
During the 2020 French Open, we witnessed unseeded Iga Swiatek from Poland, ranked 54th in the world, seemingly come out of nowhere to defeat last year’s finalist, 15th seed, Marketa Vondrousova in the first round. Then in the fourth round, she defeated the top seed Simona Halep. Finally, she...Read more
Brian Coleman
For many New Yorkers, moving down to Florida is almost a rite of passage. It’s an appealing concept, especially in 2020 with some jobs no longer tying them down to one area, the notion of great weather year-round, no state income tax and the prospect of joining a country club community is hard to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Has your child ever felt pulled between tennis and school? Having time to dedicate to tennis makes all the difference in maintaining a competitive edge, but the traditional, in-person school day—even if it’s a hybrid school schedule as a result of the coronavirus—can limit a player’s options...Read more
Robbie Werdiger
The King of Clay reigns supreme, and he added more precious silver to his coveted royal collection. Under a closed roof in the newly remodeled Philippe Chatrier Stadium, Rafael Nadal handed Novak Djokovic a humiliating 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 defeat in the 2020 French Open Final. The second-ranked player in...Read more
Brian Coleman
Polish teenager Iga Swiatek shocked the world earlier this fall with a truly dominating fortnight in Paris, France. Swiatek became the first player from Poland ever to win a Grand Slam and did so in grand fashion in the City of Love. “Even though you’re really young and you’re an underdog, you can...Read more
Steve Annacone
I have discussed this several times in different ways when presenting my tips. Hitting the ball and actually playing a point are two very different things. Hitting the ball well helps you play the point better. However, just randomly hitting the ball against a good player will not be very effective...Read more
Lawrence Kleger
John McEnroe is a multiple time Grand Slam Champion and a tennis icon. His tennis mantra is, “Don’t Beat Yourself!” To most casual observers, he was an overly aggressive player who just “went for it” all the time. And it was his talent that allowed him to “get away with it”. But that could not be...Read more
From left to right: Runner-Up, Max Schnur; Bonnie Briar's Asi Phillips; Tournament Champion Gary Kushnirovich.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont hosted the New York One-On-One Doubles Shootout this past Saturday, the latest installment of the One-On-One Doubles Shootout event series. This event was a bit different than the previous ones, as there was a mandatory Serve & Volley rule and players...Read more
Brian Coleman
Every young tennis player has dreams of one day becoming a professional, spending their days traveling the globe and competing against the world’s top players. Bogdan Sheremet was no different. As a kid growing up in Ukraine, he shared those dreams. “Getting the proper training there was expensive...Read more