Ray Josephs
“I don’t know.” As a coach, this is my least favorite answer when asking students something about their game, the drill we are doing, or any of the other litany of questions that come up during a normal tennis practice. In some instances they may actually not know! But more often it is the fear of...Read more
Brian Coleman
Many of us get our start in sports by looking up to an older sibling and Sebastian Sec, the top-ranked junior in New York for the Class of 2022, is no different. Sec can recall starting to play tennis when he watched his older brother, Richard, and other family members begin playing. “When he...Read more
For many parents today, selecting the right coach is a huge and crucial decision with numerous considerations.
Conrad Singh and Adam Borr
For many parents today, selecting the right coach is a huge and crucial decision with numerous considerations. The real key component to ask is regarding the amount of ‘care’ that the coach offers your child. Care encompasses so many key factors such as creating a dynamic environment, technical...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys & Girls Metro Region Rankings as of January 4, 2021 For full rankings, visit TennisLink.USTA.com Boys 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 Mateo Pouso Beechhurst 2 David Clarke Bronx 3 Andrew Gordon Brooklyn 4 Leif Emery New York 5 Kamil Stolarczyk Glendale 6 Joshua Dolinsky Brooklyn 7 Thomas Walsh...Read more
Steve Annacone
I recently gave a group lesson to four kids. There was a five-year-old girl, a four-year-old boy, and a couple of two-year-old boys. The lesson was an hour long. I was a little skeptical about whether I could make the situation work, especially since I was unaware that I would be teaching four kids...Read more
It’s a common question parents ask:  “Should my kid play up?”  The correct answer depends on the kid and depends on the situation.
Chris Lewit
It’s a common question parents ask: “Should my kid play up?” The correct answer depends on the kid and depends on the situation. Over the years, I have studied with many different legendary coaches, who have differing views on the subject. Curiously, it seems the coaching world is a divided house...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys & Girls Metro Rankings (as of 12/21/20) Boys Metro Boys 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 Mateo Pouso Beechurst 2 David Clarke Bronx 3 Leif Emery New York 4 Kamil Stolarczyk Glendale 5 Joshua Dolinsky Brooklyn 6 Jesse Yang Fresh Meadows 7 Viktor Zima Middle Village 8 Thomas Walsh Brooklyn 9...Read more
Gilad Bloom
In a previous article , I discussed four of the eight championship qualities that I have learned throughout my years as both a professional tennis player and a coach in Part One. Click Here to read Part One Below is Part Two of the article, discussing four more of those championship qualities. Calm...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys & Girls Metro Rankings (as of 11/30/20) Boys Metro Boys 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 Mateo Pouso Beechurst 2 David Clarke Bronx 3 Leif Emery New York 4 Kamil Stolarczyk Glendale 5 Jesse Yang Fresh Meadows 6 Viktor Zima Middle Village 7 Lucas Zhang Bayside 8 Joshua Dolinsky Brooklyn 9 Thomas...Read more
Brian Coleman
One cliché you’ll commonly hear around sports is that a person can learn more from their losses than they can from their wins. While this may not always be the case, it certainly applies to Elana Zaretsky, a junior tennis player who has attended the Chris Lewit Tennis Academy’s summer camp in...Read more