New Tennis Players Reference Page!
Are you new to tennis and are looking:
to learn more about where to buy tennis attire
to learn more about the history of tennis
to learn more about professional tennis
for where you can see tennis in the tri-state area
for beginner tennis tips
You've come to the right place!
This page is to help you learn what's happening in the world of tennis.
Where to Buy Equipment and Essentials
Where to buy Red/Orange/Green Tennis Balls
Yonkers Tennis, Amazon, Dicks Sporting Goods, Walmart, Target
Major Racquet Brands
Additional brands: Dunlop, Prince, Power Angle,
RSTennisUnlimited is located at Yonkers Tennis Center. Richard Sanchez can help you purchase a racquet. Before you purchase a new racquet, we suggest you speak with your coach prior to buying to help you find what is best for your game. There is a racquet for everyone, but it's good to try a few before you buy.
Major Tennis Clothing Brands
Popular Online Retailers
I'm looking to do play more, what should I do?
Connect with the players in your class and book a court at YTC or play outside.
Try Cardio Tennis: Learn more here
Take a Private (1:1) or Semi-Private (2:1) lessons
International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport Casino is the home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame located Newport, Rhode Island. There is a fantastic museum and grass courts along with one of only a few "Real Tennis" courts in the US.
Learn about Real Tennis here
World Team Tennis: https://wtt.com/
US Open (the last Grand Slam of the Year)
NY Empires of World Team Tennis
Mens 250 Level Event
Located at Nassau Coliseum
Womens 250 Level Event
Located at NJTL Cary Leeds Tennis and Learning Center
Each tennis season has 4 majors. Below is a link to their websites
Happening now - Australian Open takes place in Melbourne in January
French Open takes place in Paris in May
Wimbledon takes place in London in July
US Open takes place in Queens, NYC in August
Learn about the unique tennis scoring system
Click here to read the Time.com article on the history of the tennis scoring system.
Best Tip in Tennis I’ve ever Received!
by Thane Schweyer, Asst. General Manager YTC
One of the best tennis tips I can pass along is to "Freeze your eyes on the point of contact.” I learned this from Roy Barth, former professional player/former Director of Tennis at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort (#1 tennis resort in the world) when I worked at the resort for several years. Roy learned this from one of his teachers, Maureen Connolly (winner of 9 Grand Slams).
Most coaches say to "watch the ball." This is a slight miscommunication as that is exactly what players do when they are on the court. Players watch the ball come to them and then watch the ball as it leaves. They never actually see the ball make contact with the racquet.
If you are watching the point of contact on every shot correctly and long enough, you should not see the ball fly over the net. You should finish the motion for your shot based on the strategy, hear the ball bounce on the other side or count 1 2 and then look up. Here’s a video of Federer in slow motion. https://youtu.be/YUdOIOINhIY Check out his eyes on the contact point. He does it the most pronounced of any professional player, which may be one of the reasons why he's currently in the lead with the most Grand Slams on the ATP Tour.
This is one of the best tips that I learned as a player that I continually pass along to players. It’s tough to master, but when you do you’ll find it will help your game immensely!