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NJD League Teams go the Distance!

This year 10 NJD teams advanced to Nationals, including 2 Junior Team Tennis teams! This is a great showing by the New Jersey District and we'd like to thank everyone who played, helping to make for another successful year of USTA League Tennis. One of these teams was the 18 and under Intermediate Nassau Godz 'n Goddezzez. They competed this past weekend at Nationals in South Carolina making it all the way to the championship match! We asked the Nassau Tennis Club Junior Team Tennis members.. Read More

Choking in Tennis: Causes and Interventions

What is choking? It is not simply losing a winnable game. A tennis player with a commanding lead in the final set falters and allows an inferior player to “steal” the match. This reflects what is commonly referred to as a “choke.” It is performing significantly worse than expected given one’s skill level despite one’s desire for superior performance in the presence of substantial incentives. It is more than impaired performance; it is the process that leads to the impaired performance; e.g., distraction via thinking of the consequences. Choking is believed to be caused by two totally different, but not mutually exclusive mechanisms – a) distractions which use up a limited amount of cognitive resources or b) unnecessary self-focused analysis of an already well learned skill. Who is most susceptible to choking? Read More

NJTL of Trenton is hosting the 2015 Capital Cup on September 27th!

NJTL of Trenton's 2015 Capital Cup, Charity Tennis and Family Dinner, will occur September 27, 2015, at the Trenton Country Club. This year's event will honor Ann Loprinzi, columnist for the Times of Trenton. For more information, including how to register, please visit Read More

Frank - The Mailman Delivers

The Frank V. Cuiule Summer Classic Tennis Tournamnet sponsored by the Princeton Tennis Program is being held Saturday, July 11th. While registration is closed, spectators are welcome to attend and watch some tennis starting at 9:00 a.m. at Veterans Park in Hamilton. Frank was born on August 2, 1924 in Trenton, NJ. His mother and father, Antonio and Cristina Cuiule, immigrated to America several years earlier from Calabria, Italy. Frank had two siblings, Vincent and Mary; both are diseased. Read More

6th Annual Trenton Short Course Championship is a Success!

On Tuesday, April 21st, the National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton held its 6th Annual Trenton Short Court Tennis Championship at the Junior Champion Tennis Center at Cadwalader Park. More than 250 students played in the Championship, the culminating event of the NJTL of Trenton's Physical Education Program, which brings tennis into elementary and middle schools in the Trenton and Hamilton area. Read More

The Storied Career of Anne Baxter Humes

Anne Baxter Humes has truly distinguished herself in the USTA tennis community! For over forty years, she has contributed to the growth of tennis, not only in the New Jersey District, but in Middle States and at the National level, as well. When I first agreed to write an article on Anne Humes for NJD, I thought I would be writing about her recent retirement as the Administrative Director, Office of the President of the USTA. Hearing how she dealt with five USTA presidents over ten years would definitely be interesting news, not to mention the excitement and challenges of managing the President's Suite at the US Open. Read More

Guidelines for Supportive Parents

David A. Feigley, Ph.D., Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council, provides 12 guidelines for concerned parents who strive to support their young tennis players. Read More

Slammin' for the Cure is a Smash!

The 2015 Slammin' for the Cure raised $3,410 to benefit the Virtua Foundation's Tyanna Barre O'Brien Breast Care Comfort Fund. Read More

A Tennis Twist on the Polar Bear Plunge

On January 2nd, a number of brave tennis players tore themselves away from their warm, cozy homes to brave the elements to play tennis in the 1st annual Polar Bear Tournament at Atkins Park in Sewell presented by “Win3Break3”. Read More

Party at the Net!

Hey NJD League players! Want a night of FREE tennis? Includes clinics, round robin, pizza & drinks! All you have to do is invite a new "tweener" tennis player...someone between the ages of 18 and 40 to join you. Read More