Feature Articles

March 27, 2015

World number two Maria Sharapova was shown an early exit at the Miami Open on Thursday, defeated by fellow Russian Daria Gavrilova, who edged out a first set tie-break on her way to a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory.

March 26, 2015

Victoria Azarenka made her way into the second-round of the Miami Open on Wednesday, rolling past Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-3. The two-time former champion is playing at the event for the first time since 2012, after capturing titles in 2009 and 2011.

March 26, 2015

Andy Roddick defeated Mark Philippoussis 6-4 at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California on Wednesday night, capturing his third career title on the PowerShares Series champions’ tennis circuit.

March 26, 2015

Jack Sock continued his excellent, but late, start to 2015 in the opening round of the Miami Open on Wednesday. The Kansas City, Mo. native defeated Japan’s Go Soeda 6-4, 6-3 to advance into the second-round. Sock is playing for more than just himself or wins, he is playing for his brother Eric, who is battling Lemierre Syndrome.

March 26, 2015

The USTA Eastern Long Island Region’s Annual Awards Dinner will be held Tuesday, April 28 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. The following is a list of the honorees for High School Champion/USTA League Awards/Eastern Section Junior Awards/Long Island Junior Awards/Eastern Section Adult Rankings and NTRP Ratings.

March 25, 2015

American teens Claire Liu, 14, and Francis Tiafoe, 17, both won their first professional singles titles on Sunday at USTA Pro Circuit events. 

March 25, 2015

The women’s draw of the Miami Open got underway on Tuesday afternoon, with a few Americans taking to the courts of Crandon Park in Miami. American teen CiCi Bellis captured her second career victory in a WTA main draw, cruising past the Netherlands’ Indy De Vroome 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second-round.

March 25, 2015

In the opening event of the 2015 PowerShares Series circuit, Australian Mark Philippoussis beat American Andre Agassi 7-6(4) in last night’s final from the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah.

March 25, 2015

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Featured Blogs

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March 25, 2015

The PowerShares series—a senior circuit which includes Grand Slam Champions Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Andy Roddick and Michael Chang—will be playing matches without linesman aided by a chair umpire, Hawk Eye instant replay and unlimited challenges.

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March 16, 2015

Remember the tantrums of the "Tennis Brats" of the 1980s? A new study coming out of Ultrech University in the Netherlands (as well as previous studies done at the University of Southampton in England and Ohio State University) suggests that their bad behavior may have resulted from overindulgent parenting that became popular in the 1960s.

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March 6, 2015

From the files of "I thought I have heard it all," comes the story that former world number one Marcelo Rios has received the backing of the Chilean Tennis Federation to request that the ITF investigate Petr Korda for doping during the 1998 Australian Open. 

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February 23, 2015

I got an e-mail last week from Nate Gross, assistant men's tennis coach at Idaho State University. Nate authored several concise books on charting tennis matches and they are the best of this genre that I have ever read.

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February 10, 2015

As American tennis re-evaluates it's High Performance programs, specifically its methods of "talent identification" to reclaim a lofty position in the world, it's worth learning from the NFL and four-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

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February 3, 2015

The current era of tennis is defined by power, and that power was on display in Melbourne during the 2015 Australian Open. What was fascinating to me after watching Novak Djokovic defeat Andy Murray for an eighth Grand Slam title is that these players are not the biggest hitters on the tour.

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January 16, 2015

It's time to pick up the remote and switch from the Travel Channel to the Tennis Channel to dream of basking in hot weather again. Sorry, not sorry but I have little sympathy for those experiencing another "heat alert" in Sydney. It's better than a polar vortex.

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December 19, 2014

As reported in Long Island Tennis Magazine (from an ITA press release), the ITA Intercollegiate Tennis Association Operating Committee is re-submitting its dual match format proposal to shorten college tennis matches after a decisive vote, a move explained as "a powerful indication of the group's commitment to adopt creative and innovative measures to enhance the sport of tennis during this time of seismic change in collegiate athletics." 

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December 11, 2014

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and Perform, a British media company, signed a 10-year, $535 million deal for broadcast rights to every WTA tournament in its annual calendar. 

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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.

Blogs

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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.

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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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Events

Sat, 03/28/2015

The Fifth Annual Rally for Hope Tennis Charity event, benefiting Hope House Ministries, will take place Saturday, March 28 at Eastern Athletic Club Blue Point, located at 9A Montauk Highway in Blue Point, N.Y. beginning from 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Sun, 03/29/2015 - Sun, 05/03/2015

The San Marco Invitational, a tennis tournament featuring high school tennis teams from both New York City and Long Island, will get underway this weekend. The tournament features some of the top tennis programs in all of New York