Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2017 Issue of New York Tennis Magazine. The John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) at Sportime Randall’s Island has produced many top college players since its inception almost a decade ago, and the latest in that group is Sophie Graver. The Auburn-...Read more
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Chris Evert, one of tennis’ all-time great players, will be a guest speaker at the 2017 “Little Mo” Internationals in Florida in December, the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation (MCB) announced on Monday. “MCB is honored to welcome Chris Evert to speak at the ‘Little Mo’ Internationals in...Read more
Chris Lewit
Tennis prodigies—gifted and precocious players—are rare, but very special. I have had the good fortune of working with many young players whom I would consider to have been tennis prodigies and they exhibit certain traits that all players, coaches and parents can learn from. Maturity and emotional...Read more
Gilad Bloom
I’ve been involved with tennis for more than 40 years now, and have seen the game evolve to what it is now. There is no doubt in my mind that the racket size should have remained their original size when invented. That decision, which was ultimately a commercial decision, would change the game...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
One of the first members of MatchPoint NYC’s QuickStart program was a five-year old named Katerina Shabashkevich, and in the years since joining the club, Shabashkevich has become a top junior player. Now nine-years old, Shabashkevich is a USTA member and has competed in many tournaments where she...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
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Sixteen-year old Amanda Anisimova, of Aventura, Fla., won the US Open girls' singles title Sunday, defeating American 13-year old Cori 'CoCo' Gauff, 6-0, 6-2. It was the first time since 1981 that the US Open women's and girls' finals were both contested between two Americans. New Jersey-born...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Players from more than 23 different countries descended onto The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills for the sixth annual "Little Mo" Internationals. The sixth annual “Little Mo” Internationals hit the courts of The West Side Tennis Club once again this past summer. Some of the top junior tennis...Read more
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The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced its new revolutionary youth brand, “Net Generation,” which aims to inspire the next generation of tennis players. For the first time, American tennis will have one unified youth brand for children to get into the sport. Net Generation will...Read more
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SPORTIME Randall’s Island and the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) will host tryouts for children ages 6 to 12 who are interested in attending the John McEnroe Tennis Academy's instructional program at the SPORTIME/JMTA Randall’s Island tennis center complex. Tryouts will take place at Harlem’s...Read more