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6 Things Tennis Can Teach Us About Life and Love

Playing sports is a great way to learn about life. Many of us enroll our kids in leagues to ensure that they learn important lessons about teamwork, competition, and discipline from a young age. Tennis, especially, has a lot to teach us. In short, it’s a sport deeply rooted in both competition and friendship. For these reasons, tennis can teach us a great deal - not only about sportsmanship - but also life and love. How? Below we have the biggest lessons that tennis has taught us.  1. Focus on giving your best effort one point at a time. One of the most beautiful things about tennis is that you can’t multitask. You have to focus on a single stroke...

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What The Greatest Rivalries in Tennis Can Teach Us About Love

Although tennis is synonymous with being a “gentleman’s sport”, it’s also a game that’s featured some of the most bitter (and engaging!) rivalries in recent memory. Billie Jean King and Margaret Court duked it out in the 60s and 70s, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras held the nation captive as they each fought for the title of #1 through the 90s, and the Williams sisters have “wowed” us time-and-time again with their on-court battles. While the tennis court has long been a place to fight for fame and glory - it’s also a place where sportsmanship, kindness, self-respect, and love have taken center stage. Below, we have listed three of the most epic tennis rivalries of all time - and...

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Have you heard of these guys? 5 tennis players we should all look up to!

Have you heard of these guys? 5 tennis players we should all look up to. Tennis has long been a sport that gives back—from our National Junior Tennis & Learning partners NYJTL and Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education, to the USTA Foundation as a whole—the organizers surrounding tennis have a long track record of making a difference. The sport’s greatest stars have also gotten in on the action too—the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education have both made amazing contributions—as has Serena Williams's long-time work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. There’s no doubt—the sport’s great athletes have made a positive impact. We all know that the stars at the top of tennis give...

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NYJTL X AD LOVE Draw for Love Challenge

On November 30, 2018 AD LOVE and New York Junior Tennis & Learning partnered to host the first-ever NYJTL X AD LOVE Draw for Love Challenge. The challenge? Over 1,000 students in the NYJTL ACES Program created t-shirt designs featuring elements of New York City, love and (of course) tennis. Although we received hundreds of amazing designs, we had to choose just one winning design to be made and sold as an AD LOVE shirt. The winner? Conor, an 8th grader from the Bronx came up with the winning design. He blew us away with his talent and thoughtfulness. We’re thrilled to share that Conor’s shirt is now for sale, here. This limited edition design is printed on a 100%...

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