Carrie-Anne Hoo (pictured left) and partner Nancy Lee (pictured right) after winning the Gold Ball at the Level 1 National Winter Championships in Tucson, Arizona
Brian Coleman
At the beginning of this year, Brooklyn native Carrie-Anne Hoo walked through the doors of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and found a sign in the front lobby which recognized her recent accomplishment. She was fresh off a successful tournament at the Level 1 National Winter...Read more
Brian Coleman
Tennis and the real estate business; on the surface, these two things don’t have anything in common. But if you look closely, the ways to be successful in both of these fields often overlap. It takes dedication, discipline and confidence, and at their cores, they both require focusing on the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In the summer, people from across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons, to enjoy the sun, while sitting by the pool or ocean, and taking part in an array of outdoor activities. One of those activities, and perhaps its most popular, is tennis. It may be the favorite activity for...Read more
Brian Coleman
When Ash Barty unexpectedly retired earlier this year, it left a void at the top of the women’s rankings. She was the world number one and had been for a couple of years, but her departure meant it was time for someone else to take that mantle. Enter Iga Swiatek. The 20-year-old from Poland...Read more
Brian Coleman
At the beginning of this year, USPTA Eastern ushered in a new era in the organization’s history as Michael Smookler was named its new President. While Smookler is new to the role of President, he takes over the position with a wealth of experience on USPTA boards dating back to 2005. “Our goal is...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Heading out to the East End of Long Island, travelers are presented with beautiful scenery featuring farms, wineries, markets, shops and more. You can head down to the beach, or grab lunch at one of the many restaurants along the way. But for tennis players, there exists a hidden gem inside the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
High school tennis returns to its normal point on the calendar as the boys’ season gets underway this spring. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a shutdown of the seasons over the last two years, but it is exciting to have boys’ high tennis back in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) New York City...Read more
Brian Coleman
“You win from time to time, collecting every dime. This kind of life don’t last forever, but it’s pretty cool on the ATP Tour.” Those are the lyrics buried into the blues ballad of the song “Life on the ATPTour” by the Gilad Bloom Band, whose lead vocals are sung by, as you may have guessed, Gilad...Read more
Brian Coleman
For the first time, the best girls’ tennis teams in New York gathered in one place to compete for a state championship. It was the inaugural New York State Team Championship, and the level of play did not disappoint. With tennis primarily being an individual sport, team tennis presents a unique...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
This article was written for the January/February 2022 issue of New York Tennis Magazine, prior to the availability of all players mentioned being known. As it does every year, the new year of tennis will get underway at the Australian Open. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic has won three straight...Read more