April 15, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Just because he won four of his six ASICS Easter Bowl matches after dropping the first set—and five total three-setters—doesn’t mean that Gage Brymer enjoys playing in them.
April 11, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
A day after a first-round bye, Boys’ 18s top-seeded player Noah Rubin saw his first action at the 2013 ASICS Easter Bowl and got past future USC Trojan Robbie Bellamy, 6-4, 6-0. Rubin was off for eight weeks after suffering a broken right wrist and had his cast removed just three weeks ago and played for the first time two weeks ago, which was just one week before he played for the first time in Carson, Calif.
April 10, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Brooke Austin just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to draws in Southern California tournaments. Faced with a very tough draw in the Girls 18s Division in four consecutive important ITF events in Southern California over the past two years, the 17-year-old Indianapolis resident survived three match points to upset top-seeded Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y., 5-7, 7-6(7), 6-3, in the second round of the 46th annual ASICS Easter Bowl.
April 8, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
UCLA recruit Mackenzie McDonald will attempt to become the first Boys 18s back-to-back winner since Grey King in 1971-72 at the 46th annual ASICS Easter Bowl, the nation’s elite junior tennis tournament, April 7-14 at the Sunrise Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
April 5, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
For over 35 years the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis has provided world-class tennis instruction to beginning, intermediate, and tournament level players. This summer, Krinsky Tennis is introducing an all new program designed to provide the best training available for top performing juniors.
April 3, 2013
By Adam Wolfthal
Having reached 325th in the world in the WTA Rankings, it’s safe to say that Lena Litvak has seen her share of tennis clubs, but none have her heart quite like Stadium Tennis Center, just a stone’s throw from Yankee Stadium. Lena started playing at Stadium “way back when” in 1997.
March 19, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will celebrate the refurbishment and creation of 10,000 youth-sized tennis courts in the United States as part of USTA’s commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. A special celebratory event, Court 10K, will be held on March 19 at the Tamiami Tennis Center in Miami to commemorate the milestone.
February 12, 2013
By Lesley Rosenthal
Tennis is a fun and enjoyable sport for all ages. Students 10 years of age and younger are most likely in the beginning stages of their tennis careers. As an instructor, it is essential to ensure that students in this age bracket start learning important fundamentals of the game.
January 31, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that USTA Player Development is expanding its training program at the National Training Center-East at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., hiring Erik Kortland as National Coach, Junior Development, to coach players in a new “Feeder Program” for boys and girls ages nine through 13.
January 24, 2013
By Adam Wolfthal
From the moment you meet Jennifer Bright, it is obvious that she is not like most others her age. She knows her skills, sets her goals high, and does what it takes to achieve them. Whether it's spending an extra 10 minutes at the end of a tennis practice working on her down the line backhand, or putting in the maximum of necessary five to eight recommendations for one of the most prestigious awards in academia.
January 17, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Driven by a desire to create the most refined, progressive teaching method in the world, 360Tennis was founded by Lee Hurst in 2005. Hurst brought together experts in the field of tennis teaching, psychology and physical training.
December 17, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Madison Keys of Rock Island, Ill. and Rhyne Williams of Knoxville, Tenn. each earned wild card entries into the main draw of the 2013 Australian Open Sunday by winning the Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs at Life Time Athletic & Tennis at Peachtree Corners.
December 13, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. hosted the Nestlé Nesquik “Little Mo” International Open, a tennis tournament for boys and girls ages eight through 12 which is part of a series of events put on throughout the U.S. by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation.
December 11, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) has announced that tennis participation in 2012 grew four percent over 2011 to top 28 million players for the first time since 2009. The total number of players is the second highest total recorded since the annual survey, conducted by Taylor Research and Consulting, began in 1988.
December 10, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In doubles play at the 66th Annual Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, the seventh-seeded team of Lamar Remy of Roslyn, N.Y. & Alejandro Tabilo of Canada defeated Dennis Uspensky of Atlantic Beach, N.Y. & Sumit Nagal of India, 6-3, 6-3, for the Boys 16s title.
November 29, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y. will lead the American field of juniors at the 66th Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, beginning Dec. 3 at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla.
November 28, 2012
By Esu Ma'at
Fabulous footwork ... raw athleticism ... fierce competitiveness—these are just a few of the ways to describe 10-year-old tennis player Nia Cardoze of Brooklyn, who participated in the Kings County Tennis League Play Day. At the event, Nia lost a close, gut-wrenching match to an equally gifted 14-year-old boy who also stars on his basketball team.
November 13, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
More than 100 high school student-athletes from across the USTA Eastern region showed off their talent and learned about a wide range of opportunities to play collegiate tennis on Nov. 11 at USTA Eastern’s 26th Annual College Showcase Day.
November 12, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Madison Square Garden was filled with excitement on Nov. 5th as tennis legends Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Patrick Rafter and Pete Sampras competed in the PowerShares Series. The hype at one local tennis club was building for weeks prior to the event, as the Yonkers Tennis Center was asked to showcase their highly successful 10 & Under Tennis program on the big night.
October 1, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team of Taylor Townsend (Stockbridge, Ga.), Louisa Chirico (Harrison, N.Y.) and Gabrielle Andrews (Pomona, Calif.) captured the championship at the Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Final on Sunday in Barcelona, Spain, defeating Russia, 3-0.
September 24, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the top juniors who will compete on the U.S. Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup teams in the World Finals of the 16-and-under versions of Davis Cup and Fed Cup, Sept. 25-30 in Barcelona, Spain. Noah Rubin (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Stefan Kozlov (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) and Jared Donaldson (Cumberland, R.I.) will play for the U.S. in Junior Davis Cup ...
September 19, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has posted the names of the players who will be participating in their Junior Fed Cup and Junior Davis Cup 16-and-Under competitions, Sept. 25-30 in Barcelona, Spain. This is the first year the tournament has been held in Spain, after four years in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
September 19, 2012
By Eric Faro
Tennis is becoming an increasingly international sport every year. Though it is more readily available, there are still many noticeable differences in the background of the junior athletes being developed all over the globe. I took some time to interview three former top junior players from different backgrounds.
September 19, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that its hosting thousands of USTA Free Tennis Play Days in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play throughout the country in an effort to get kids active and involved in tennis during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September.