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July 28, 2014

Seventeen Grand Slam titles … 60 total championships and more than 600 career wins … Serena Williams, a four-time Gold Medal winner from three separate Olympic Games has suffered shocking losses early in tournaments this year, leaving fans, coaches and players alike left wondering if anybody will step up to challenge the queen’s throne on top of the game.

July 28, 2014

Today's ZEM Collection of Wind, Water, Sand and Land shoes have a unique history. In the beginning, a group of beach volleyball athletes asked us to solve a problem.

July 28, 2014

Two-time NCAA champion for Stanford Nicole Gibbs, 21, of Santa Monica, Calif., will return to the U.S. Open for the third consecutive year as a wild card. However, this time, Gibbs will be competing due to her results on the USTA Pro Circuit, rather than on the college tennis court. 

July 28, 2014

American John Isner defended his title in Atlanta on Sunday, rolling past Israeli Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4 to capture the BB&T Atlanta Open for the second straight year.

July 28, 2014

The truTV show “Impractical Jokers” came to Long Island recently and filmed some footage at Bethpage Park Tennis Center.

July 25, 2014

Seventh ranked Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from next week’s Citi Open, tournament organizers announced Thursday.

July 25, 2014

Below is the text of my talk at the Second Annual New York Tennis Expo. It was a great day, with record-breaking attendance and a great time had by all. Many thanks to Long Island Tennis Magazine and New York Tennis Magazine for organizing an amazing event. Also, thank you to eight-year-old Taylor Goetz who helped me demonstrate balance and coordination skills … she was a true star!

July 25, 2014

John Isner had to rally back from a set down to escape an upset bid by fellow American Robby Ginepri on Thursday.

July 24, 2014

American Jack Sock cruised into the quarterfinals on Wednesday, knocking off qualifier Michael Venus.

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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.

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 26, 2014

John McEnroe wants to get rid of umpires in professional tennis. "It would be 30 percent more interesting," McEnroe claimed in a pre-Wimbledon press conference.

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 17, 2014

Mark Twain once wrote, "There are liars, damn liars and statistics."

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 3, 2014

It's about 3,600 miles from Roland Garros to Flushing Meadows and on June 1, 2014, these two places were a little closer because they shared the distinction as being the center of the tennis universe. That's a bold statement, but I'll stand by it.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 27, 2014

A rain delay in Paris prompted Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli to entertain the crowd by getting down and dirty on the red dirt at Roland Garros. When Monfils' tennis days are over, I'm sure "Dancing With the Stars" will be calling.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 22, 2014

Do you even know what "gluten" is? I'm not totally sure myself, but I think it's some kind of protein. I've heard that if I eat too much of it, I could spontaneously combust, and like Novak Djokovic and Marty Fish, cutting it out of my diet will help me play better tennis … or not. It's big business for sure.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 20, 2014

The New York Tennis Expo will be hosting the Unified Games at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on June 1. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 5, 2014

There has to be something wrong with you mentally if you choke, right? Wrong!

Steven Kaplan's picture
April 21, 2014

The First New York Tennis Expo was held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center almost one year ago and it was a amazing event, with nearly 3,000 enthusiastic attendees.


Miguel Cervantes III's picture
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. 

Michelle Lehat's picture
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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Fri, 08/01/2014 - Sun, 08/03/2014

From Aug. 1-3, the USTA Eastern Metro Regional Playoffs will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Sun, 08/17/2014

On Sunday, Aug. 17, Israel Tennis Center (ITC) will be hosting a fundraiser at the Home of Richard & Leora Linhart, located at 11 Old Meadow Bend in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.