Brian Coleman
Last year, as the global pandemic continued to wreak havoc on our normal everyday lives, organizations were forced to rethink how they planned their events, including ones that had been well-established. For the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) and its annual Pro-Am tennis tournament , this meant...Read more
Brian Coleman
In this era of learning from home and virtual programming, the need to have an education that is right for you has never been more important. This is especially true for high-level junior tennis players who often have to balance their learning with a jam-packed training and tournament schedule,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Sometimes, as a tennis player, you exist on an island. Alone, solo, under the lights of your local club or drenched in the sun, there you are ... between the lines, either gaining the accolades of glory hitting the winning shot or facing the weight of defeat. There are no teammates to pass to; no...Read more
Brian Coleman
Since 2015, the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning has served as the flagship location of the New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL), and has used tennis and academics to help change the lives of many Bronx residents. “Cary Leeds Center impacts our kids in different ways,” said...Read more
Alex Kotzen has created a business making customized racquet dampeners and other products as he self-funds his professional tennis dreams.
Brian Coleman
When college athletics shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, athletes all across the country were forced into an unfamiliar position, one in which they were unable to compete and practice like normal with their teams. One of those athletes is Alex Kotzen, last year’s ITA Northeast...Read more
Brian Coleman
Two years ago, Chris Sabaitis had the idea of easing the process of booking a tennis court at your local club or facility. The former Columbia men’s tennis player was himself trying to secure a court time and grew frustrated at the complexity of the process. “I started thinking to myself that there...Read more
Brian Coleman
In chess, the ability to see multiple moves ahead and read your opponent is critical. The same can be said in tennis. And it’s that type of skill set that has led New York City native Cal Wider to be successful in both. Wider is a nationally ranked tennis player who was once also a nationally...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
New York Tennis Magazine's 2021 Camp Guide Advantage Junior Tennis Camp at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club (RIRC) 281 Main Street I Roosevelt Island, N.Y. Contact: Steve O’Keefe Advantage_Junior.png (212) 935-0250 AdvantageCamps.net Advantage Junior Tennis Camp is “tennis heaven for kids”–giving...Read more
Brian Coleman
Many of us get our start in sports by looking up to an older sibling and Sebastian Sec, the top-ranked junior in New York for the Class of 2022, is no different. Sec can recall starting to play tennis when he watched his older brother, Richard, and other family members begin playing. “When he...Read more
Brian Coleman
For more than a decade, Ognen Nikolovski has called CourtSense Tennis Training Center in New Jersey home. In that time, Nikolovski has helped grow CourtSense into a thriving program that produces some of the country’s top junior players, using his vast experience as both a coach and player to...Read more