Brian Coleman
Like a lot of young tennis players, Zavier Augustin’s introduction to tennis began through watching his siblings. In Augustin’s case, it was his older sister, Karah whom he would watch take tennis lessons on the weekends on a court in Bayside, Queens. Each time, after watching his sister’s lessons...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, New York Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These coaches share their thoughts on a wide variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging from...Read more
Some of Centercourt's top junior players including Michael Zheng (green shirt), Nishesh Basavareddy (white shirt) and Nathan Barki (black shirt) training last summer.
Brian Coleman
Building a tennis academy is no easy task. Beyond the obvious challenges of running a large business of that nature, establishing a reputable academy for junior player development takes a committed team of people working in unison, and providing an environment for players in the academy to grow...Read more
Brian Coleman
This article is the cover story for the November/December 2022 edition of New York Tennis Magazine. Click Here to see the full digital edition. In the last few months in professional tennis we have seen the exits of not only two of the sport’s greatest players ever, in Serena Williams and Roger...Read more
Brian Coleman
Throughout our lives, we are lucky if we come across even one person that can serve as a mentor of sorts; someone who helps us see things in ourselves that we didn’t know were there, and puts us on the right path. For Chris Lewit, that person came into his life in the early 2000s following a...Read more
Brian Coleman
In sports, we are all too familiar with the repeated cliches we hear about the “heart of a champion” and the type of determination you have to have in order to win. But they are clichés for a reason; as often times they are true. Take the Scarsdale girls’ tennis team for instance, the reigning New...Read more
Brian Coleman
Heading into this season, Byram Hills knew it would be a targeted team after winning the first-ever New York State Division II championship last year. The team handled that pressure well throughout the year and defended that title, culminating with a 4-1 victory over Cold Spring Harbor in the state...Read more
Brian Coleman
For the first time in program history, the girls of Hunter are New York City tennis champions. The Hawks captured their first ever PSAL “A” Division title with an exciting 3-2 victory over Bronx Science in the city finals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. “I’m so incredibly proud of the girls and...Read more
Brian Coleman
It’s a three-peat! The Fort Hamilton Tigers reigned supreme in NYC’s PSAL “B” Division for a third straight season, defeating Bard 4-1 in the city finals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. “I am so proud of these girls for the way they came together before the season and knew what was expected from...Read more
Brian Coleman
What does it take to build a great tennis player? Teaching footwork, stroke technique and match strategy are all integral components of developing a top player. But at the core of any great tennis player is a foundation of strength and fitness, which allows a player to perform all the actions he or...Read more