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April 17, 2014

Thursday play at the Monte Carlo Masters continued to go as many expected, as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both cruised to victories and spots in the quarterfinals.

April 17, 2014

World number one Rafael Nadal continued his dominance on clay this morning in Monte Carlo by defeating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the tournament’s quarterfinal round.

April 16, 2014

Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispose of his second-round opponent, Radek Stepanek on Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer defeated the veteran Czech 6-1, 6-2 in a match that lasted only 52 minutes to advance to the third round of the tournament.

April 16, 2014

Two Long Island universities clashed on Tuesday afternoon, as the visiting Stony Brook Seawolves defeated the Hofstra Pride 6-1 at the Hempstead Lake Indoor Tennis Center in West Hempstead, N.Y.

April 16, 2014

USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, announced that it has partnered with healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and its Veteran Leadership Council to host six free Warrior and Family Tennis Day events this spring and summer in New York and Philadelphia. The tennis programs will serve as the first pilot programs to implement the USTA Serves Warrior Tennis Curriculum.

April 15, 2014

Now available at Amazon.com, Facing Federer by Scoop Malinowski features more than 50 ATP players as they describe the actual experience of playing tennis against Roger Federer.

April 15, 2014

Stony Brook went on the road and defeated Comsewogue 5-2 on Monday afternoon in Suffolk League V Division III play to notch its first victory of the season. Stony Brook dominated singles play, winning all four matches, including two in straight sets.

April 15, 2014

At the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Tuesday, it was Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who advanced to the third round, defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. With the win Tsonga moves to 7-1 lifetime over Kohlschreiber.

April 14, 2014

Andrea Petkovic claimed her first tournament trophy since the 2011 season by beating 20-year-old Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in the Charleston finals, 7-5, 6-2. 

Featured Blogs

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April 15, 2014

Do you serve great in practice, but break down in matches? Join the club.

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April 8, 2014

Beginners and pros alike understand the importance of keeping the ball in play. A common complaint is that every shot feels like an adventure, even while demonstrating consistent play.

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March 31, 2014

One of the most widely played live ball practice games is commonly called "Sweeper." It's essentially a singles rally game started with a neutral feed from the baseline.

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March 24, 2014

The calendar may say "Spring," but the thermometer says "Winter" and the wind chill says "Brrr!" You don't have to suffer and waste valuable energy shivering. Save your movement for the match by dressing wisely.

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March 17, 2014

I've learned a few "hacks" in my years of coaching that I would like to share weekly in this blog, beginning with "Part 1: Impress the School Coach at Tryouts."

Miguel Cervantes III's picture
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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March 4, 2014

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, taking a page from the Academy Awards, tried to take a "selfie" during their exhibition match last night during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden.

Steven Kaplan's picture
February 26, 2014

Disco was popular and the best doubles team in the world was "John McEnroe & Anyone." That was a long time ago.

 

Steven Kaplan's picture
January 28, 2014

While switching channels between NFL playoff football and the Australian Open, I could not help but notice the difference in the production value of each broadcast.

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January 13, 2014

The $399 Babolat Play Pure Drive was showcased at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week. 

Blogs

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. 

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By Michelle 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

Thu, 04/24/2014 - Sun, 04/27/2014

From April 24-27, the Big East College Tennis Conference Championships will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Sat, 04/26/2014

On Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 p.m.-midnight, the George Haber Memorial Night of Tennis With Heart will take place at Carefree Racquet Club to benefit the American Heart Association.