"The goal is to service and help more and more NYC kids, where tennis becomes a driving force in their lives, and gets them a college education, and hopefully even more," John McEnroe said of the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, which was founded in 2012.
Brian Coleman
Earlier this summer, SPORTIME Amagansett hosted the fifth annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) Pro-Am. The tournament brings together 128 players, including many former professional tennis players, for a day of fun and competitive tennis, with the goal of raising money for the JMTP. “It’s just a...Read more
Most commercial tennis facilities value sales ability very high—if you are good at bringing new players, you’ll rise through the ranks faster, make more money and grow your professional track record faster than you ever thought possible.
Geoffrey Jagdfeld
Most commercial tennis facilities value sales ability very high—if you are good at bringing new players, you’ll rise through the ranks faster, make more money and grow your professional track record faster than you ever thought possible. And there’s a good reason for that as most people find it...Read more
Former semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe has been awarded a wildcard into the 2020 Australian Open after winning the USTA Wild Card Challenge
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Former semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe has been awarded a wildcard into the 2020 Australian Open after winning the USTA Wild Card Challenge . Vandeweghe, who reached the final four in Melbourne in 2017, knocked off three seeded players en route to the finals of the Oracle Challenger Series in Houston...Read more
I have found that many people get stuck in inertia of training, competition and/or the latest fads before they ask themselves the simple question: “Are you training or draining?”
Dr. Donald Shrump Jr. MS. CSCS
Over the years of working with coaches, parents and athletes to optimize sports performance, get rid of nagging injuries or tap into the latest cognitive training, I have found that many people get stuck in inertia of training, competition and/or the latest fads before they ask themselves the...Read more
Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the ATP Finals crown on Sunday, claiming the biggest title of his young career with a 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) comeback win over Dominic Thiem at The O2 in London.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the ATP Finals crown on Sunday , claiming the biggest title of his young career with a 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) comeback win over Dominic Thiem at The O2 in London. “It’s been a rollercoaster,” Tsitsipas said. “Holding this trophy right now feels amazing…This tournament has...Read more
Whether we want to admit it or not, sports has slowly emerged as our favorite religion of choice.
Dr. Tom Ferraro
Perhaps its blasphemy to say that sports is the predominant religion of the 21st century, but it just may be true. Whether you attend church services, a synagogue or a mosque each week, you may have noticed that the pews are relatively empty and that weekly church going seems to be passé. If you...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Beacon girls’ tennis team repeated as New York City PSAL “A” Division champions , defeating Brooklyn Tech 5-0 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. At first singles, Lorranie Bergmann defeated Alina Abramoff 6-4, 6-3, while Sofia Shen and Nikki Truszkowski won at second and third singles,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
To excel in sports, considerable attention is paid to factors such as coaching, nutrition and fitness, but there is one area that often gets overlooked: VISION. Studies have shown that elite athletes have superior vision: they see better, wide peripherals, better depth perception, and better eye/...Read more
Bob and Mike Bryan announced on Wednesday that 2020 will be their final year on tour, and the 2020 US Open will be their last tournament.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The most successful doubles team in tennis history will compete in their final season on tour in 2020, as Bob and Mike Bryan announced their impending retirement on Tennis Channel on Wednesday evening. “We wanted to see if we wanted to keep going and we’ve decided that 2020, at the [US] Open, we’re...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
“I’ve never won a USTA Sportsmanship Pin,” says Sheila. Frank places his arm around her shoulder and says, “You will. But until you do, you could have one of mine. I have three.” She laughs. Frank was at it again, teasing a fellow teammate. Is Sheila doing anything wrong? She gives the benefit of...Read more
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors compete in match play in front of college coaches at the annual USTA Eastern College Showcase Day.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday, coaches, parents and players from gathered at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y. for the USTA Eastern College Showcase , the 33 rd year of the one-of-a-kind event. “College Showcase Day was huge this year! We had increased attendance from both players and coaches over 2018,” said...Read more
You can't get out of the cycle by using the same methods that got you into the cycle. That just leads to more burnout and more exhaustion. It makes things worse.
Rob Polishook
It was a hot day in mid-August when Joanne walked into my office exasperated, reeling from the last two months of training and stressed because school was starting in just two weeks. She was overwhelmed; thinking about challenging matches, her coach’s judgment about her performance and her own...Read more
The gut-brain axis is basically an endless three-way call, with messages constantly going back and forth.
Dr. Robert G. Silverman
Your gut, your microbiome (the trillions of bacteria in your colon), and your brain are closely connected through your vagus nerve. The gut-brain axis is basically an endless three-way call, with messages constantly going back and forth. The vagus nerve is the carrier for all this essential...Read more
Chris Lewit
There is a dirty little secret in the cloistered world of competitive junior tennis: Cheating and gamesmanship are rampant—and nobody is doing anything about it. For many children and parents, the first exposure to the junior tennis circuit can be a shock because junior tennis is one of the few...Read more
Rafael Nadal captured the 19th Grand Slam title of his career at the 2019 US Open.
Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition For much of the 2019 tennis season, and for the last few years now, the primary conversation, or debate, on the men’s side of the game has been over who the...Read more