The NY Empire World TeamTennis season begins on Sunday at the legendary Forest Hill Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, and today the team announced that NYU Langone Medical Center will provide team doctors and serve as its official medical center for the season, which runs through August 13.
“We welcome NYU Langone Medical Center to our growing team of partners,” said Colleen Hopkins, Empire General Manager in a statement. “Mylan World TeamTennis has always been about best in class relationships, and there are no better partners to have on the medical side than the doctors and staff of one of the world’s elite facilities.”
Dennis Cardone, DO, will oversee the partnership as Team Physician. Dr. Cardone is an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, chief of primary care sports medicine, and co-director of the Concussion Center at NYU Langone. Dr. Cardone also serves as the head team physician for the athletic programs at NYU and Long Island University, the chief medical officer for the New York City Public Schools Athletic League, and as a team physician for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
“We are looking forward to helping keep the elite players of the Empire healthy and on the court during the season,” said Dr. Cardone of NYU Langone.
The team roster includes rising American star Christina McHale, and marquee player Andy Roddick will play on August 9 vs. Washington. The squad is coached by Patrick McEnroe.