Feature Articles

March 26, 2015

Victoria Azarenka made her way into the second-round of the Miami Open on Wednesday, rolling past Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-3. The two-time former champion is playing at the event for the first time since 2012, after capturing titles in 2009 and 2011.

March 26, 2015

Andy Roddick defeated Mark Philippoussis 6-4 at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California on Wednesday night, capturing his third career title on the PowerShares Series champions’ tennis circuit.

March 26, 2015

Jack Sock continued his excellent, but late, start to 2015 in the opening round of the Miami Open on Wednesday. The Kansas City, Mo. native defeated Japan’s Go Soeda 6-4, 6-3 to advance into the second-round. Sock is playing for more than just himself or wins, he is playing for his brother Eric, who is battling Lemierre Syndrome.

March 25, 2015

American teens Claire Liu, 14, and Francis Tiafoe, 17, both won their first professional singles titles on Sunday at USTA Pro Circuit events. 

March 25, 2015

The women’s draw of the Miami Open got underway on Tuesday afternoon, with a few Americans taking to the courts of Crandon Park in Miami. American teen CiCi Bellis captured her second career victory in a WTA main draw, cruising past the Netherlands’ Indy De Vroome 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second-round.

March 25, 2015

The high school tennis season continued in New York City on Tuesday, as a number of schools were in action on a chilly March afternoon. The Cardozo girls team also picked up the second win of its season, defeating the Townsend Harris girls by a score of 5-0.

March 25, 2015

In the opening event of the 2015 PowerShares Series circuit, Australian Mark Philippoussis beat American Andre Agassi 7-6(4) in last night’s final from the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah.

March 25, 2015

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March 24, 2015

The Bronx Science Boys Wolverines won its season opener on Monday afternoon, defeating Eleanor Roosevelt 5-0 at Mill Pond Park. The Wolverines won each of the five matches, three singles and two doubles, without dropping a set.

Featured Blogs

March 25, 2015

The PowerShares series—a senior circuit which includes Grand Slam Champions Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Andy Roddick and Michael Chang—will be playing matches without linesman aided by a chair umpire, Hawk Eye instant replay and unlimited challenges.

March 16, 2015

Remember the tantrums of the "Tennis Brats" of the 1980s? A new study coming out of Ultrech University in the Netherlands (as well as previous studies done at the University of Southampton in England and Ohio State University) suggests that their bad behavior may have resulted from overindulgent parenting that became popular in the 1960s.

March 6, 2015

From the files of "I thought I have heard it all," comes the story that former world number one Marcelo Rios has received the backing of the Chilean Tennis Federation to request that the ITF investigate Petr Korda for doping during the 1998 Australian Open. 

February 23, 2015

I got an e-mail last week from Nate Gross, assistant men's tennis coach at Idaho State University. Nate authored several concise books on charting tennis matches and they are the best of this genre that I have ever read.

February 10, 2015

As American tennis re-evaluates it's High Performance programs, specifically its methods of "talent identification" to reclaim a lofty position in the world, it's worth learning from the NFL and four-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

February 3, 2015

The current era of tennis is defined by power, and that power was on display in Melbourne during the 2015 Australian Open. What was fascinating to me after watching Novak Djokovic defeat Andy Murray for an eighth Grand Slam title is that these players are not the biggest hitters on the tour.

January 16, 2015

It's time to pick up the remote and switch from the Travel Channel to the Tennis Channel to dream of basking in hot weather again. Sorry, not sorry but I have little sympathy for those experiencing another "heat alert" in Sydney. It's better than a polar vortex.

December 19, 2014

As reported in New York Tennis Magazine (from an ITA press release), the ITA Intercollegiate Tennis Association Operating Committee is re-submitting its dual match format proposal to shorten college tennis matches after a decisive vote, a move explained as "a powerful indication of the group's commitment to adopt creative and innovative measures to enhance the sport of tennis during this time of seismic change in collegiate athletics." 

December 11, 2014

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and Perform, a British media company, signed a 10-year, $535 million deal for broadcast rights to every WTA tournament in its annual calendar. 

November 24, 2014

The holidays mean different things to different people. If your a national tournament player, parent or coach, Thanksgiving can be a day spent at a tennis club, with turkey at the hotel restaurant or at a nearby Applebee's.

Blogs

By Daniel Kresh
October 8, 2012
In the first three months of 2013 the ATP challenger tour will be testing out a new rule, the elimination of the service let. Though there are no immediate plans to implement this rule in a broader scope there is no question that this is the first attempt at doing just that. Would this potential change be a positive thing for the sport? I think so.
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By Bill Longua
September 6, 2012
There are many reasons doubles teams may want to stray from the traditional service formation to the “I” formation. (also known as the Australian formation) Let’s go over some of them.
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By Bill Longua
August 24, 2012
The stance you use when hitting the ball determines the concentration needed concerning your shoulder turn. If you hit in the more conservative closed stance, where there is a turn step and hit, the shoulders will naturally turn sideways because the left leg (if right handed) is pointed toward the net.
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By Bill Longua
August 6, 2012
To improve your level of play a variety of different shots are needed, one of which is the forehand slice. Let’s go over a few tips to help you hit it better, or if you are new at it, get started.
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By Bill Longua
July 17, 2012
When playing doubles, we are positioned many times during the match at the service line, or we are attacking forward toward the net, in both cases, we are subject to low, oncoming shots that require us to pick the ball up off a short hop, that’s the half volley.

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Radio personality Mike Greenberg of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" realizes a lifelong dream of playing at the National Tennis Center with idol and 18-time Grand Slam Champion Chris Evert.
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A great video helping to explain USTA's new 10 and under QuickStart rules.

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Sat, 03/28/2015

The New York City Aces will be hosting it's first Young Professionals Party on Saturday, March 28 at Fat Cat in the West Village from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Sat, 03/28/2015

The Prospect Park Alliance will be holding it's Tennis Social Round Robin play on Saturday, March 28 from 7-9 p.m.