Julion J. Soto
Watching my kids play tennis can sometimes be gut-wrenching. My 11-year-old daughter Kathy and nine-year-old son Joseph were about to compete in their first USTA-sanctioned event. We’d made it to Central Park early to play in the Battle of the Boroughs, ready to compete for points as my kids were...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Easter Bowl USTA Junior National Spring Championships Presented by Adidas will celebrate its 50 th tournament starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 and running through Saturday, April 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Started in 1968 in New York City by Seena Hamilton, the Easter Bowl...Read more
Cesar Andrade
Junior competitive sports, such as basketball, soccer, baseball, football, fencing, volleyball, judo, karate, wrestling, etc., have referees or umpires. From the pee wee baseball field to the professional field of Yankee Stadium, there are rules, guidelines and yes, “Big Brother” watching to ensure...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
When she was just five-years-old, Sarah Youngberg went to the U.S. Open, witnessing tennis up close and personal for the first time in her life … she was hooked. “On the train ride home, I asked my mom if I could start playing tennis,” Youngberg, now 14, recalled. “I started off by just hitting...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 20th Annual "Road to the Little Mo Nationals" circuit begins in March with 18 sectionals planned around the USA in the spring, leading up to four regionals in the summer and culminating with the "Little Mo" Nationals at the end of September. It will also be offering three international...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn continued its commitment to its junior programs by hosting another Junior Development Tournament to showcase and highlight the progress of its young players. The tournament was broken up into three different divisions: 8 and under with coaches feeding the ball, 9 and...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Credit photo to USTA The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today held the ceremonial “First Serve” at the USTA National Campus, the new “Home of American Tennis” located at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. Tennis icons, local dignitaries, partners and tennis enthusiasts were on hand to mark the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Unseeded Alexa Noel of Summit, New Jersey captured the Girls 14s title at the 55th Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships on Tuesday in Coral Gables, Florida, holding on to beat third-seed Qinwen Zheng of China 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. “This means a lot,” Noel told the Miami Herald. “I’ve...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
As the junior program continues to grow at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn, the club held its annual Boys QuickStart tournament on Saturday afternoon to show off the development of its players. After competitive round-robin play between all the participants, the finals came down to Sasha Smelyansky and...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 19th annual "Road to the Little Mo Nationals" presented by Wilson Sporting Goods was held at the Austin Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas in mid-October. The winner of each age division was crowned a "Little Mo" Nationals champion. Boys 12 : Christian Gonzalez (Burleson, Texas) Boys 11: Nicolas...Read more