Barbara Wyatt
“I’ve never won a USTA Sportsmanship Pin,” says Sheila. Frank places his arm around her shoulder and says, “You will. But until you do, you could have one of mine. I have three.” She laughs. Frank was at it again, teasing a fellow teammate. Is Sheila doing anything wrong? She gives the benefit of...Read more
Mark Santucci
PSSHHHTTTTTT …. the sound of a new can of tennis balls opening. Mmmmmm … nothing like that new ball scent. Three bright optic yellow spheres glistening in the light. Bounce, bounce, bounce. Ready to rock! Now, in the quest to take your tennis game to the next level, let’s train “Outside of the Can...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
I’m grinding it out on the court. My footwork is better, I’m hitting the split-steps, my coach is helping me with my slice, and I’ve made some cool friends from the team. This is a hard letter to write, but this is how I really feel. After I lost the match yesterday, you yelled at me. You threw a...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
“It’s not about the score, Madison.” Madison shoved the racket in her tennis bag and stomped off the court. She collapsed onto a bench a few feet away from me and covered her face with her hands. “You played well Madison.” “I sucked.” “It’s not about the score.” She lifted her hands from her face,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning 1720 Crotona Avenue Bronx, N.Y. (718) 247-7420 CaryLeedsTennis.org CaryLeedsInfo@NYJTL.org Cary_Leeds_Logo.png The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning houses a two-story, 12,000-square foot clubhouse, educational spaces, and access to 20 courts (...Read more
The Women's 3.5 team captained by Hazel Zaldivar and Christine Pon are heading up to the USTA Eastern Sectionals to represent the Metro Region.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
It’s that time of year where the Adult League season in the USTA Eastern Metro Region wraps up, with teams competing for regional titles in the hopes of advancing to the Eastern Sectional Championships in Albany, N.Y. later this fall. Below are the teams (listed by captain’s name) that won their...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Earlier this summer, Team Eastern captured the title at the annual Sears Cup in Boston, Mass ., beating teams from the Middle States, Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. “I think one of the keys to our team success was in our numbers,” said Team Eastern captain Anda Perianu. “Every player in the...Read more
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The Tennis Moms
I take one hopeful half step into the Tennis Club when I hear Susie, my team captain, talking crazy. It’s Monday morning, and I’m looking forward to working on my tennis game – and sweating out that extra slice of pizza I had with the kids last night. Coach yells, “Caroline, you're on court three...Read more
Mike Puc
As players age, the tactics of the game of tennis also change. The typical, albeit annoying, byproduct of getting older is the loss of mobility and power. Instead of remembering how fast and strong you were and trying to recapture this younger innate characteristic, it would be wise to accept the...Read more
Mike Puc
It is okay to stand in No Man’s Land in doubles! Players have been conditioned to stand all the way back or all the way up in doubles. While this is applicable in matches where players are skilled in placing the ball deep or hard, players who are challenged with mobility or power are wise to adjust...Read more