Articles

June 15, 2017

We have all seen “It,” either as a player, coach or fan. The “It” I am referring to is a player in the throes of a slump. Maybe “It” is a tournament winless streak like Novak Djokovic is currently experiencing due to what he calls “personal issues.”

June 14, 2017

Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF) recognized six integral members of the tennis community during the 30th Annual Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame Celebration at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

June 14, 2017

Germany’s Tommy Haas spoiled Roger Federer’s grass-court season debut on Wednesday, upsetting the Australian Open champion 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 in the Mercedes Cup second round.

June 13, 2017

The 29th Annual Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships was held at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning as once again the best tennis players from New York City’s public schools came together for the week-long tournament which is known as the largest scholastic tennis event in the United States.

June 12, 2017

We run programs for children as young as four, and the QuickStart programs are great in building skill sets essential for tennis players. However, one of the challenges in teaching tennis specific activities to groups of kids this young, is addressing the many differences in what they are individually capable of.

June 12, 2017

Rafael Nadal captured his tenth French Open title Sunday, further solidifying his moniker of “The King of Clay,” downing Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. With the win, not only does Nadal become the first man or woman in the Open Era to win 10 titles at a Grand Slam, but he moves to second place on the all-time Grand Slam titles list.

June 9, 2017

Earlier this year, Sportime and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) announced that Patrick McEnroe would be joining their team as co-tennis director at its Randall’s Island location.

June 9, 2017

The New York Empire presented by Citi today announced the schedule of match-night promotions and themes for the upcoming 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis season. The promotional schedule features a special theme for all seven home matches to be played on Court 17 of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

June 9, 2017

Former champion Stan Wawrinka outlasted Andy Murray to reach the French Open final on Friday, fighting back to win 6-7(8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-1 in an epic semifinal clash.

June 8, 2017

I’m writing from the terrace of the players’ lounge at the Indian Wells event, where the view is incredible, and the desert mountains in the background resemble a postcard. Fernando Verdasco just finished his match, as the hot temperature reached its peak around 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

June 8, 2017

Thursday featured two women’s semifinals matches at the 2017 French Open, narrowing the field down to the final two to face each other for the Women’s Singles Championship. Coming into the French Open, the number three-seeded Simona Halep did not disappoint, advancing to her second Roland Garros final after a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over the second-seeded Karolina Pliskova.

June 7, 2017

Austria’s Dominic Thiem delivered an epic performance on Wednesday, knocking off defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-0 to reach the French Open semifinals.

June 7, 2017

Romania’s Simona Halep completed a remarkable comeback to reach the French Open semifinals on Wednesday, fighting back for a 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-0 win over fifth-seed Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.

June 6, 2017

Timea Bacsinszky has moved on to the semifinals of the 2017 French Open, getting past Kristina Mladenovic Tuesday in stormy Paris. Steady rains stopped the match on two occasions, as Bacsinszky, the number 30 seed from Switzerland, was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over the hometown favorite Mladenovic, the number 13 seed.

June 6, 2017

Three-time champion Petra Kvitova will return to the Connecticut Open, presented by United Technologies, Aug. 18-26 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, as she continues her remarkable comeback to tennis after a career-threatening injury.

June 6, 2017

The Women’s Tennis Coaches Association (WTCA), in partnership with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), will host a conference dedicated specifically to coaching female players. 

June 5, 2017

World number one Andy Murray powered his way into the French Open quarterfinals on Monday, moving past Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final eight.

June 5, 2017

Guillermo Alcorta, former University of Oklahoma star and ATP player, captured the $1,000 winner's first place prize at the Sportime Westchester One-On-One Doubles Shootout held at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.

June 5, 2017

Plainview JFK’s Yuval Solomon became only the seventh player from Nassau County win to back-to-back New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) singles championships, beating Sean Wei of Yorktown 6-1, 6-2 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday morning.

June 2, 2017

It’s obvious that speed plays a key role in tennis. However, speed is more than just how fast a player moves on the court. It also refers to reaction time, readiness and the ability to make tactical decisions on the spot.

June 2, 2017

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal rolled into the French Open Round of 16 on Friday, blowing past Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 for his third consecutive straight sets victory at Roland Garros.

June 2, 2017

For the 10th straight year, Beacon claimed the title of New York City’s best high school team, winning the PSAL “A” Division championship with a 4-1 victory over Bronx Science at Cunningham Park on Wednesday afternoon.

June 1, 2017

John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) Lawrence Kleger was named the USTA Eastern Organizer of the Month for April.

June 1, 2017

Here is the big question: How can we expect players to do something as complicated as serving when they cannot throw and release a ball directly out of their hand? In this article, I am going to stress the importance of the grip and a throwing release as central principles to a great serve.