Feature Articles

November 26, 2014

A look some of the hottest tennis travel destinations, including Casa de Campo, Elite Tennis Travel Inc., Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Peter Kaplan’s Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy, Saddlebrook Resort and Sports Travel Experts.

November 26, 2014

The USTA has a whopping $30 million annual player development budget, according to The New York Times. Given their goal to "Create the Next Generation of Champions," things are not going too well. 

November 26, 2014

The seventh-ranked Eugenie Bouchard and her coach, Nick Saviano, announced the two would not be together in 2015.

November 25, 2014

A French chair umpire received a lifetime ban on Tuesday, becoming the first official suspended for corruption by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). Morgan Lamri, an umpire on the Futures and Challenger Tours, was banned for life for violating four articles of the TIU’s anti-corruption program. 

November 25, 2014

Get some great gift ideas for the 2014 holiday season from some of the sport’s top providers, including Ball Magnet, Frank & Camille’s, Gold Coast Jewelry & Pawn, Killer Doubles, Nutrition Solutions PC, Pocket Radar Ball Coach, ScoreBand PLAY and ScoreBand PRO, ServeMaster, Tennis Elbow Grease, and YTEX Quadro Twist Strings.

November 25, 2014

The eyes of the local tennis world were recently on Sportime Kings Park, as the Sportime World Tour kicked off. The concept is to make the kids feel as if they were real professional players by tying the event to current professional tournaments being played on the ATP/WTA Tours.

November 24, 2014

After Roger Federer’s loss to Gael Monfils on Friday, the Davis Cup Final was all tied at 1-1 heading into a crucial doubles match that would swing the best-of-five series. Thus, Swiss captain Severin Luthi made the decision to play Federer & Stan Wawrinka in the doubles contest instead of originally slated Marco Chiudinelli & Michael Lammer.

November 24, 2014

Tennis is an old game, not the oldest of games, but certainly an old one. Part of what gives tennis an even older feel is the fact that it has been so resistant to change, but whether welcome or not, technology has played a large part in the changes in the sport of tennis over the years.

November 24, 2014

Lateral epicondylitis, better known around the courts as tennis elbow, is a common cause of pain on the outside of the elbow. There is a wide range of dysfunction, from purely an annoyance with your forehand, to disabling all aspects of life.

Featured Blogs

Steven Kaplan's picture
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.

Steven Kaplan's picture
November 19, 2014

Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain Gala Leon for feeding a "false and absurd" debate. He said, "It seems strange to me as Davis Cup captain that instead of seeking union and harmony between players, captains and federations, she has incited and fed a debate that is totally false and absurd."

Steven Kaplan's picture
October 30, 2014

Tennis participation numbers are down all over, and the Long Island/New York metro area is no exception. This could be a temporary cycle or an alarming trend and I hope it's the former.

Steven Kaplan's picture
October 21, 2014

It seems that tennis, like football and basketball, is making news off the court because of insensitive and ignorant jerks.

Steven Kaplan's picture
October 7, 2014

One of the greatest coaches in tennis history, Vic Braden, has died at the age of 85. Vic was a pioneer in the tennis instructional field. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
September 8, 2014

Patrick McEnroe resigned a week before The New York Times reported he was to be fired by the USTA as director of player development. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
August 29, 2014

Evert, Austin, Capriati, Davenport, Williams, Williams, Bellis? Not quite yet, but 15-year-old CC Bellis, TR Blue Chip and rising sophomore, Class of 2017  has the best chance to ascend to become the next great American since Serena. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
August 4, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki is going to run the 2014 New York City Marathon for the "Team for Kids" charity.

Steven Kaplan's picture
July 15, 2014

The FIFA World Cup, Tour de France, Lebron, Melo ... forget about it! The biggest local sports news for Long Island tennis fans is Noah Rubin. He's the 2014 Wimbledon Boy's Champion, which is a truly remarkable achievement, but not his biggest accomplishment of the week.



Steven Kaplan's picture
June 30, 2014

The Group stages of this year's World Cup have drawn 62.3 million U.S. viewers to Univision Deportes, while Wimbledon ratings on ESPN are about 1/10 of that number. I love Wimbledon, it's a magical place and a great event, but let's face it, Wimbledon’s image is stuffy and the announcing is as hip as an old man with a pony tail and an earring.


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By Miguel Cervantes III
March 11, 2014

What do you do when you’re stuck in a situation without any obvious way out of it? That’s the situation I found myself in recently during the last snow storm. 

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By Michele Lehat
December 26, 2013

Former world number one John McEnroe made his widely anticipated appearance on Dec. 18 at Sportime Roslyn, and as one of the junior players in the program, I was very eager to meet him. 

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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
In doubles, points end fairly quickly due to the fast nature of the game itself-singles can be a very different story. Let’s go over a few ways to end some points more quickly and get you off the court sooner.
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By Bill Longua
August 24, 2012
A player once asked, what are the important shots to practice to improve doubles play? Let’s go over them. The importance here is that I am talking shots, not strokes.


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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Carefree Racquet Club's First Annual Susan Alvy Memorial Men's Doubles Tournament will be held Dec. 21-Jan. 1 at Carefree Racquet Club, located at 1414 Jerusalem Avenue in North Merrick, N.Y.

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