Press Release
Frances Tiafoe, one of the rising stars in American men’s tennis, will join the field at next week’s 2019 New York Open. The 21-year-old recently made a statement showing at the 2019 Australian Open last month, falling in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up and second-ranked player in the world...Read more
Photo credit: USTA/Darren Carroll
Brian Coleman
There exists loads of talent and promise in many of the young players on the ATP World Tour, but if the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that men’s professional tennis remains an older man’s game. When you look at the Grand Slam winners from the last two seasons, the names you see are...Read more
Lisa Dodson
Classic volleys are shots that have a specific spin and use short arm and hand movements paired with specific footwork. Spin amounts vary, racket work is short, contained and precise. Footwork is dance-like, using repetitive patterns which adapt to different tempos and situations. When racket work...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
St. John’s junior Jessica Livianu was named the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week after delivering a perfect performance for the Red Storm this weekend. In the top flight of singles play, Livianu defeated Marist’s Julia Gabay 6-0, 6-0 on Friday and notched a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Racquel...Read more
Josh Ripple
The New York Open returns to NYCB Live, Feb. 9-17, 2019, and we plan to be bigger and better! Though it is hard to believe that it is tournament time again, GF Sports and BSE Global are ready and raring to go to bring excitement and great entertainment value to the community. Fans can count on...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
With the 2019 New York Open set to get underway this weekend, Long Island Tennis Magazine had a chance to sit down with Peter Lebedevs, Assistant Tournament Director of the New York Open. We discussed a variety of topics, from what’s new in 2019, to the local grassroots tennis community. LITM: What...Read more
Former World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova serves during a previous Connecticut Open. The tournament announced last week that it had sold its sanction on the WTA Calendar.
Press Release
After 21 years of hosting some of the biggest names in women's professional tennis, New Haven will no longer stage a WTA Premier tournament after the Connecticut Open sold its sanction on the WTA calendar . In the five months since the conclusion of the 2018 tournament, The Tennis Foundation of...Read more
Conrad Singh
It’s no secret that confidence is the one defining factor of winners and those who remain at the top. Confidence seems to be the reason the ball drops in when it should not, that luck is on your side and that you can come back from behind and always believe in your ability to win. Have you ever...Read more
Dr. Robert G. Silverman
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a diagnosis of celiac disease, nor does it matter if you have gluten sensitivity, to find a worthy reason to stop eating gluten. The bottom line is: If you consume gluten, you’ll experience gut permeability and unwanted inflammation. And whether you’re a...Read more
Mike Puc
It is okay to stand in No Man’s Land in doubles! Players have been conditioned to stand all the way back or all the way up in doubles. While this is applicable in matches where players are skilled in placing the ball deep or hard, players who are challenged with mobility or power are wise to adjust...Read more
Marvin Jeffrey
As I sit back and watch the interactions and listen to conversations between parents and children in the tennis world, some of the things that are said baffles me. I understand all the money invested in practices, private lessons, tournaments and traveling all too well, but adding anxiety or extra...Read more
Brian Coleman
USTA Eastern hosted the inaugural New York Open College Wild Card Invitational at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, bringing together some of the best players from 16 colleges in the Eastern Section to compete for a spot in the 2019 New York Open main draw. The three-day tournament...Read more
John Walentowicz  on court with the kids in his summer program. Walentowicz brought free tennis programming to Passaic, N.J. this past summer, and has plans to continue growing it this year.
Brian Coleman
The most endearing quality of the local tennis community is that it is, in fact, a community. If you look around the New York-Metropolitan area you can find people throughout who are willing to donate their time and energy into growing the sport of tennis, and contribute to the greater good of the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The final puzzle piece of the New York Open Wild Card Playoff was put into place this weekend as the fourth Pre-Qualifying Tournament took place at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn. Adam El Mihdawy secured his spot in the Pre-Qualifying tournament semifinals by defeating Ethan Leon in the finals. El...Read more
Rob Polishook
I remember it like it was a lightning bolt, my then mentor said to me: “Your opponent is your partner, not an enemy!” I thought that statement was blasphemous! My entire competitive life, I viewed the opponent as my enemy, someone whom I must defeat. The entire goal was decimation! My mentor, Jena...Read more