Feature Articles

November 21, 2014

With France’s back against the wall already down 1-0, Gael Monfils delivered a fantastic performance against the world’s second ranked player on Friday, as Monfils routed Switzerland’s Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in the second singles match of the Davis Cup Final to even the final at 1-1.

November 21, 2014

In what comes as no surprise to many, American Serena Williams won the WTA Player of the Year Award, the WTA announced on Friday.

November 21, 2014

Stan Wawrinka bounced back from a heartbreaking loss in the ATP World Tour semifinals to compatriot Roger Federer last week by trouncing France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to put Switzerland up 1-0 in the Davis Cup Final

November 20, 2014

Proper nutrition is the key to maintaining energy throughout your tennis match. When exercising, your body is largely fueled by carbohydrates. Some carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, but you need to continue fueling your body during a long tennis match. 

November 20, 2014

The Davis Cup Final is set to begin on Friday from Lille, France and carries with it a number of intriguing storylines. The Swiss are seeking its first ever Davis Cup title, while the French are looking to capture their 10th title overall and first since 2001.

November 19, 2014

This is the fifth column I’ve written on the “Hidden Secrets of the Greats.” We have found that Roger Federer owes much to his Swiss heritage with its sense of precision and attention to detail. 

November 19, 2014

Rafael Nadal, who has missed the better portion of the last quarter of 2014, said on Tuesday that he will back on the court competing at the first tournament in January.

November 18, 2014

In 2013, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard broke on to the world tennis scene, reaching her first career WTA final and earning the WTA Newcomer of the Year award. She followed that up with a spectacular 2014 campaign, and on Tuesday she took home the WTA Most Improved Player Award.

November 18, 2014

The USTA Nominating Committee has announced the nomination of Katrina M. Adams as USTA chairman of the board, CEO and president to serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Adams has served on the USTA Board of Directors for 10 years and is currently completing a two-year term as first vice president.

Featured Blogs

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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."

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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.

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October 21, 2014

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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August 4, 2014

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

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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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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.


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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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