Joao Pinho
Many pros or clubs aspire to develop a robust high-performance program, with the goal of developing, attracting and retaining competitive juniors. While many attempt to do so, the reality is that few are able to deliver a product that can be truly qualified as a high-performance program . The...Read more
Conrad Singh
The development of high-performance anticipatory skills in tennis is one of the key components to a player who has more proficient decision-making skills in a competitive situation. Anticipation can be defined as “The ability to predict or make an educated guess based on various cues and on the...Read more
Brian Coleman
Around the age of four-years-old, Stephanie Yakoff can recall getting her first tennis racket from her older brother Stan. “I thought that this may be something that I’d like to try,” said Yakoff. “And that’s really when I first started getting into tennis.” Yakoff immediately took to the sport and...Read more
Xavier Luna
When it comes to any sport, let alone tennis, practice is key. You have to put in your hours on the court, take constructive advice from your coaches, work to sharpen your strengths and hone your weaknesses. But are you going to be the type of player to just like the game, or do you want to love...Read more
Brian Coleman
In the heart of the Bronx, N.Y. sits one of sport’s most revered cathedrals in Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees. But just minutes down the road, by foot, lies another facility that is at the heart of sports in New York City, Stadium Tennis Center. For years, Gotham Tennis Academy at...Read more
Roger Turner
“Look at my girl. She’s going to be the next Serena Williams.” This is a phrase I heard from a parent greeting their daughter whose just completed a group Red Ball tennis session. Part of me (most of me) thinks it’s endearing that this parent thinks so highly of their child. The other part says, “...Read more
Allison Butler
As has become a yearly tradition, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) hosted tryouts for both its Long Island and Randall’s Island facilities in late June, as tennis players from the ages of six through 16 headed to the courts in search of a scholarship into the JMTA . Mr. McEnroe himself was...Read more
Brian Coleman
Last year, Luka Butera came to a decision that many top junior players often have to make. He began home schooling, and committed to training at the Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy full-time. “I played both tennis and soccer very competitively starting at a young age,” said Butera. “This is...Read more
Press Release
SPORTIME Randall's Island and John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) will host scholarship tryouts for talented and experienced players aged six through 16, as well as a more free-form athletic combine for children ages six through 10 who are new to the game, with special outreach to communities...Read more
Natalie Eordekian notched a 6-2, 6-3 win over defending champion Deliala Friedman to win the 2019 Girls Varsity Singles title.
Brian Coleman
The 31 st annual Mayor’s Cup brought the top tennis players from across New York City to The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx, for another great week of interscholastic championships in divisions ranging from elementary school through the varsity level. Hundreds of...Read more