John Brennan
Unfortunately, very few certified tennis professionals coach high school tennis. If they committed to coaching at the high school level and recognized the privilege it truly is, I believe they would become better tennis instructors. When you coach a team, you have a variety of levels to develop, a...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
More than 100 high school student-athletes from across the USTA Eastern region showed off their talent and learned about a wide range of opportunities to play collegiate tennis on Nov. 11 at USTA Eastern’s 26th Annual College Showcase Day. The event, which was held at Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Pensacola Futures Championships tournament, which features a $10,000 prize purse, is a USTA-sanctioned event that draws players from around the world with hopes of advancing into the higher tiers of the professional circuit. The tournament is in its third year at the Roger Scott Tennis Center...Read more
Michael Sarro
Becky Shtilkind Becky Shtilkind’s tennis career has been all about progression. Every year, she and her team continue to improve upon the previous season. Since joining the Leon M. Goldstein team as a freshman, she has played number one singles for all four years. “It has been very tough...Read more
Jessica Stiles
The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) hosted the 25th Annual Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from June 2-10. The Mayor’s Cup Championships, presented by Reliance Communications, is the largest scholastic tennis event in the...Read more
Adam Wolfthal
Day Three of the 2012 NYSPHSAA Boys Tennis Championships brought many hard-fought matches and great victories. Due to the poor weather of the weekend, the final matches were played indoors at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Defending NYSPHSAA Boys Singles Champion, Josh Levine of...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Beacon High School Boys Tennis team has won its second consecutive 2012 Mayor's Cup Annual Tennis Tournament. Beacon was the first seeded team who defeated Horace Mann High School, 4-1 in the finals. In the quarterfinals, Riverdale Country Day School fell to Beacon 0-5, and in the semifinals,...Read more
Adam Wolfthal
New York City was well-represented on Friday as the second round of the 2012 NYSPHSAA Boys Tennis Championships began at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. All three PSAL doubles teams made it through to the second round, as well as the top two seeds in singles...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the acceptance lists for the 65th Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, which begins Monday, Dec. 5 at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. The event will be contested on clay for the first time since 1998. The qualifying draw will take place beginning...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Perhaps the most important quality for success in tennis is steadiness and the avoidance of errors. It might come as a surprise then, that in practice "Blue Chips" miss more shots than “Five Stars,” while "Five Stars” miss more shots than “Four Stars,” etc. If you are thinking that superior players...Read more