New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern hosted its 31 st Annual College Showcase Day at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y., which drew more than 70 of the top high school tennis players in the Northeast to come to connect with 50 college tennis coaches from Division I, II and III collegiate programs. The Showcase...Read more
Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of New York Tennis Magazine. Three years ago, Catherine Cartan "CiCi" Bellis captured the hearts of New Yorkers and tennis fans everywhere when the 1,208 th -ranked teenager, playing in only her 13th professional match, defeated 12 th -...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Seven-time Grand Slam champion, Tennis Hall of Famer and New York’s own John McEnroe has been named as the honorary ambassador of the inaugural New York Open ATP World Tour event to be held at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from February 11-18. McEnroe, a Douglaston, New...Read more
Brian Coleman
The majority of our area’s top tennis coaches and program directors are tennis lifers who picked the game up at a young age and took to it right away. That isn’t exactly the case for Manhattan Tennis Academy’s Executive Director John Curtis. “I grew up as a baseball player, which wasn’t too far of...Read more
Brian Coleman
For as long as he can remember, Brooklyn’s Tyler Korobov has been playing tennis, getting his start playing the sport when he was around six- or seven-years-old on the public tennis courts of Manhattan Beach. “I started at a really young age, and we would just go to the courts and hit around,”...Read more
Brian Coleman
Rafael Nadal delivered a masterful performance on Sunday, capturing his 16 th Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final, his second major title of the year and another confirmation that 2017 belonged to he and Roger Federer. “It’s been a great two weeks,”...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Unseeded 22-year-old Sloane Stephens defeated fellow American Madison Keys, the number 15 seed, late Saturday afternoon 6-3, 6-0 to capture the 2017 U.S. Open Women’s Singles Championship, the first Grand Slam title of her career. With the win, Stephens becomes the lowest-ranked player to win the U...Read more
Brian Coleman
Player to Watch: Kyra Bergmann, Beacon (Credit all photos to Damion Reid/PSAL.org) Beacon will be out this season to defend its city title from a year ago, and continue a run that has seen it become a fixture in the PSAL finals. One of the players who was key to the team’s success last year and...Read more
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Tennis legends John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Chris Evert, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash, stage, screen and television actress Jane Krakowski, and nearly 200 other tennis pros, amateurs, enthusiasts and spectators attended the Johnny Mac Tennis Project’s (JMTP) Third Annual JMTP Pro Am—one of largest Pro...Read more
Brian Coleman
It’s often said that Father Time is undefeated. He must have never met Rafael Nadal. The old sports adage implies that old age catches up to every athlete at one point or another in their career, but it doesn’t seem to be having that same effect on the Spaniard. Rafa has had a resurgent 2017 season...Read more