Brian Coleman
Nadejda Maslova was crowned as the top player in New York City high school tennis last year as she defeated the top-seed Christina Huynh of Bronx Science 6-1, 6-4 in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) Individual Singles Championship. Playing in the top singles spot for James Madison, Maslova...Read more
Todd Widom
I find it quite amusing when I attend junior tennis tournaments and see the teenagers huddled around either socializing or trying to snap a photo for social media. Then, suddenly their name is called and they need to rush to the court to play a match. They may win or lose, but if they do not...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
SPORTIME and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) announced on Thursday that it will be hosting the third annual College Recruiting Combine on June 23-24 at SPORTIME Randall’s Island. The Combine, a big success in each of the past two summers, will again give select rising high school sophomores...Read more
Rahul V. Pawar M.D.
The final matches of the Orange Ball Box league during the spring of 2017 were critical. After five consecutive months of weekly matches hosted and organized by Center Court Tennis Academy in Chatham, NJ, the point spread between the top performers was marginal. My son, Rafael, was the youngest...Read more
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
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
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