Adrian Avanesov (right) with his coach Aziz Makhkamov at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn.
Brian Coleman
A couple of years ago, Adrian Avanesov began taking his tennis very seriously, and started training at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn. That’s where he met MatchPoint Coach Azizbek Makhkamov and their player/coach relationship formed. “I’m really thankful for his parents. They trusted me and believed in...Read more
Marvin Jeffrey
As I sit back and watch the interactions and listen to conversations between parents and children in the tennis world, some of the things that are said baffles me. I understand all the money invested in practices, private lessons, tournaments and traveling all too well, but adding anxiety or extra...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Brooklyn native Nadejda Maslova captured the title at the USTA Super National Winter Championships in Orlando, Florida to start off the New Year and bringing one of the biggest junior titles back to her home club at MatchPoint NYC. Maslova entered the tournament as the No. 8 seed, but compiled some...Read more
Griffin Samuels
At some point in everyone’s lives, one is told a particular “fact” that goes unquestioned. We have all fallen victim to being told something that is not necessarily the truth. In the year 2018, one bit of fiction continues to rear its ugly head in the fitness and athletic community. That...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
This story first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of New York Tennis Magazine. Click Here to see the full issue. The local tennis community has some of the sport’s finest facilities and some of the top coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available, New York Tennis Magazine...Read more
Michelle Sorokko (left) with her older sister and coach Kat (right).
Brian Coleman
Feeling like she needed some more match play as the 2018 season nears its conclusion, Michelle Sorokko showed up to the ITF Grade 4 tournament in Atlanta as an on-site alternate. The Douglaston, N.Y. native needed to come through three rounds of qualifying just to enter the main draw. She did just...Read more
Amanda Ferranti
Currently, we live in a culture entranced by social media and technology. As a result, we are seeing athletes thwarted in emotional development, specifically in their ability to cooperate, empathize and resolve conflicts (as stated by Daniel Goleman, a leading psychologist in the field of emotional...Read more
Brian Coleman
Soccer is widely known as the global game, a sport that spans nearly every country on Earth and is, by and large, the most popular. But few other sports match the international flavor and global reach like tennis does. It features players, coaches and fans from all walks of life, and great things...Read more
Jonathan Raude
Having goals is an essential part of success, both in tennis and in life. There are many reasons why goals are important, but to put it simply, goals drive us forward. They provide us with focus, direction, motivation, a measure of progress and accountability. When it comes to tennis, players must...Read more
Alex Noel (left), Connie Ma (middle) and Coco Gauff (right) led Team USA to its second straight Junior Fed Cup title.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
New Jersey native Alexa Noel helped clinch the second consecutive Junior Fed Cup title for the United States, pairing up with Coco Gauff to win the decisive rubber 5-7, 6-4, [11-9] and defeat Ukraine on Sunday in Budapest, Hungary. The United States defeated Brazil, Japan, Latvia, Australia and...Read more